You can help save this National Historic Landmark
Have you ever walked the halls of the Richardson Olmsted Campus and noticed the beautiful tile floors? With their stunning reds, blues, and yellows, you’re not alone in admiring these beauties. They may look like they were installed just recently, but they’re actually 148-years-old and original to the site!
This coming #GivingTuesday, November 27, the Richardson Olmsted Campus is teaming up with a special anonymous donor and YOU to help preserve our beautiful tile floors!
Thousands of visitors tread those tiles every year – that’s a lot of foot traffic for an antique! While much of the original tile remains intact, some of the tiles have begun to crack and detach from the floor.
On Giving Tuesday, a generous donor will match your donations to the Richardson dollar-for-dollar! Your $25 donation will become $50, your $100 will become $200, and all donations received will go towards the repair and preservation of the tile floor.
Click below to donate!
You can also donate by sending a check made out to the Richardson Center Corporation to 444 Forest Avenue / Buffalo, NY / 14213.
The reuse of the Richardson Olmsted Campus is part of Buffalo’s resurgence as a premier destination for art and culture and a mecca for architecture enthusiasts from around the nation.
In 2017, after a massive $102.5 million effort, we completed the successful rehabilitation of the first three buildings; however it represents only one-third of the plan for the 500,000 square feet and 42 acres of the Richardson Olmsted Campus.
Your support is crucial to continue saving this iconic site. Take advantage of the opportunity to leave your mark on one of the world’s most celebrated architectural masterpieces—and help keep the property full of life for generations to come.
Together, we saved this famous landmark from abandonment; together, we created a reuse plan; together, we celebrated the opening of the Olmstedian South Lawn landscape; and together, we will renew this masterpiece of American architecture. Please donate today.
The Richardson Center Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deducible to the fullest extent of the law.