City Hall

City Hall
© photo by Chuck LaChiusa

Larkin at Exchange

Larkin at Exchange
© photo by Chuck LaChiusa



Williams Butler House

Williams Butler House
© photo by Chuck LaChiusa

    Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) is dedicated to fostering historic preservation in the Buffalo Niagara region, serving seven counties in Western New York. Learn more

    We served as the local host for the 2011 National Preservation Conference which attracted 2,547 registrants, the most in the Conference's 65-year history.  This success was made possible by a large number of organizations through the region and thousands of local volunteers.  The public, as well as the registrants, enjoyed a wide variety of events, lectures, walks, tours, educational session and events.  The conference also produced high praise to Buffalo and the region's unique and significant architectural heritage.

    2015 Tour Schedule

    Preservation Buffalo Niagara is currently offering the following tours:

    Buffalo City Hall, Monday-Friday, 12 pm
    Queen City Downtown, Friday and Saturday, 10 am

    We are hard at work developing our 2015 tour schedule, including special event tours. Please stay tuned for more details!


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    Preservation Actions

    • Non-Profit Groups Receive M&T Grants to Offer Tours of Buffalo’s Treasures

      June 16, 2015

      Buffalo Rising

      M&T Charitable Foundation has provided a big financial boost to three local non-profit preservation-oriented organizations that will allow the groups to provide land and water tours throughout the city.

      The total sum of $60,000 will be allocated to Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, so that they may continue to offer the types of tour programming that the community has come to expect from the three.  

    • Preservation Buffalo Niagara Names Jessie Fisher as Executive Director

      June 12, 2015

      Former Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Planner brings Urban Planning, Community Organizing and Historic Preservation Background to New Position

    • Preservation Buffalo Niagara Seeks Executive Director

      April 13, 2015

      Preservation Buffalo Niagara is launching the search for a new executive director. Applications are now being accepted by the executive search committee.  

    • Preservation Buffalo Niagara Receives $150,000 Grant from Wendt Foundation

      April 9, 2015

      Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) is pleased to announce that it was awarded a two-year $150,000 grant from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. The funds will support key staffing positions and marketing/event planning for the region’s leading preservation organization. 

    • New York Statewide Preservation Conference

      March 3, 2015

      Registration is now open for the New York Statewide Preservation Conference, set for April 16-18, 2015 in the lakeside city of Geneva. This year’s theme, The Art of Preservation: Painting Your Community’s Future, is partially inspired by the Conference headquarters—the restored Smith Opera House.

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