Rebirth of a Buffalo Architectural Treasure

    One of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark, the 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus is being renewed after years of neglect.

    Designed by great American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and the famed landscape team of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the building incorporated a system of enlightened treatment for people with mental illness developed by Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride.

    Today, the Richardson Olmsted Campus is home to one of the largest historic preservation projects in the nation. Since 2006, the nonprofit Richardson has been hard at work bringing the site back to life after decades of neglect.


    Upcoming Events

    • Historical tours are available May through October.

      Tickets for the 2020 Historic Tour season go on sale in May.

      For specific tour dates and times, and to purchase tickets, please click here to visit our ticketing site.

      Please note: These are historical tours of abandoned buildings yet to be redeveloped by the Richardson, not tours of Hotel Henry

       Public tours are sponsored by M&T Bank
      Public tours of the Richardson are sponsored by M&T Bank.



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