Architecture

Buffalo’s landscape and skyline read like a textbook from an architectural master class. Study the clean lines of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex, unique in his body of work. Trace the early origins of skyscraper design at Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building. Marvel at the steeply pitched rooflines of H.H. Richardson’s Romanesque Richardson Olmsted Campus. Observe the graceful curves of Eliel and Eero Saarinen’s Kleinhans Music Hall. Visit the cradle of the American Arts & Crafts movement at Elbert Hubbard’s Roycroft Campus. And enjoy the meticulously planned landscaping of Frederick Law Olmsted’s parks and parkways.

While many cities’ early 20th-century masterworks have been lost to time, Buffalo’s have been lovingly maintained and restored. In

all, you’ll find seven Frank Lloyd Wright landmarks in our region, including the exquisitely sited Graycliff Estate. You’ll walk down streets graced by buildings from great designers like Richard Upjohn, Stanford White, Lord & Burnham and Charles Atwood. And you’ll immerse yourself in the Gilded Age grandeur of Delaware Avenue’s “Millionaire’s Row.”

For a more intimate examination of our architectural treasures, treat yourself to a luxurious stay at Hubbard’s Roycroft Inn or the Hotel @ The Lafayette, designed by America’s first female professional architect, Louise Blanchard Bethune. Even the monolithic grain elevators along the Buffalo River have structural significance, having influenced modern architectural sensibilities.

Few cities possess the kind of architectural resume Buffalo maintains. See for yourself what The New York Times called “a textbook for a course in modern American buildings.” Click here for a guide to some of the Queen City’s most iconic landmarks and immerse yourself in our vast museum of late 19th century and early 20th century architectural treasures. Or plan an entire architecture themed trip with our itinerary.

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800 West Ferry

800 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

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1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 882-8700

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Birge Mansion

33 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201

4

Blue Sky Mausoleum

1411 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 885-1600

5

Brisbane Building

403 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 880-1917

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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14218
(716) 827-1584

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Buffalo Central Terminal

495 Paderewski Drive
Buffalo, NY 14212
(716) 810-3210

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Buffalo City Hall

65 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716)851-4200

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Buffalo City Hall Observation Deck

65 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 852-3300

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Burchfield Penney Art Center

1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-6011

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Calumet Building

46-58 W.Chippewa Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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Campanile

925 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209

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