"Inside the West Side" Tour of Homes
Self-guided tour of homes, reservations required
Enjoy interior home visits and hidden gardens and glimpse the unsurpassed view at Front Park in Bufalo’s only historic lakefront community. See architecture from 1860 to 1955 and learn the rags to riches stories behind the Italian Americans who created the community known as “Doctor’s Row.” More surprises await you behind our doors!
Sep 21 from 10am-3pm; Self-guided
Start at D’Youville Student Center, 320 Porter Ave $20 ($15 members)
"Every style of residential architecture from the 1860s to the 1960s will be on display," notes Fred Schrock, director of the Buffalo Tours program. "Only two or three of these homes have ever been on a tour before, and there are hidden gems at each turn." One example is the towering Edgar B. Jewitt House, built in 1880 for the brigadier general who became Buffalo mayor in 1894.
Originally a small tour of a handful of Columbus Parkway homes, Inside the Homes of Prospect Hill has sold out for the past three years. By including other community groups surrounding the Connecticut Street Armory, Buffalo Tours is increasing variety and capacity. This year's tour was promoted by a photography contest organized with the CEPA Gallery. Proceeds from the tour support Preservation Buffalo Niagara and the Prospect Hill Neighborhood Alliance.
"Prospect Hill" is the historic name of the area surrounding the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Front Park, which he created to overlook the spot where Lake Erie merged with the Niagara River. Local landmarks include the D'Youville College Chapel and Holy Angels Church, which will also be accessible during the tour. Featured homes are all within a half-mile radius of the ticket and reception area in D'Youville's College Center, where winning entries from the photography contest will be on display.
Prospect Hill Photo Contest 2012
Above is a slideshow of some of our "Prospect Hill Photo Contest" entries.
The winners are below. Thanks to the CEPA Gallery for helping to organize this contest.
Honorable Mention: Paulette Rozwood
1st Place: Christopher Byrd
2nd Place: Erin McPhee
3rd Place: Nick Lindsey
4th Place: Ann Palmer