Guided walking tour, no reservations. Tour Bucks & Groupons allowed.
Take a walk in this Frederick Law Olmsted-designed neighborhood and you will be impressed. Highlighted by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, an art deco Pierce Arrow showroom, and Tiffany windows inside the Church of the Good Shepherd, Parkside is world-renowned for its picturesque, century-old homes.
May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 10,
Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 23, Dec 28 at 10am
Meet at Church of the Good Shepherd,
Jewett Pkwy and Summit Ave
$10 per person, $5 for students
Buffalo Zoo (Elephant House) (1912)
Esenwein and Johnson
Established in 1875, when the first curator was hired, the Buffalo Zoo held 270 animals at the time of the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. The largest early building in the zoo is the Elephant House, which was finished the same year as the Exposition. The monumental entrance to this historic structure includes a high-relief sculpture of an elephant head, by Ira Lake. The elephant relief dramatically breaks the classical pediment, in the middle of which it sits, and slightly overlaps the sculptural key-stone over the arch of the main entrance, unifying the design of this part of the building.
Darwin Martin Complex (including the Darwin Martin House, the Barton House and the Gardener's Cottage) (1906)
Frank Lloyd Wright
Commissioned by one of the most successful executives in the Larkin Company, The Darwin D. Martin House is exemplary among Wright’s prairie houses for its size. Wright was given an almost limitless budget, and the richness of materials, and the attention to detail attest to the largess of the client. The spatial organization of the house reveals Wright’s interest in open plans, and in challenging the forms of traditional domestic architecture.