Buildings & Sites
Buffalo has great architecture. You do not need to take our word for it--two generations of New York Times architecture critics have written glowing articles. Ada Louise Huxtable's 1977 article and Nicolai Ouroussoff's New York Times November 14th, 2008 article. For a taste, view Buffalo This Place Matters on YouTube.
Fortunately, Buffalo's architecture and history have probably the best Web documentation of any city in the world, particularly at these sites: Buffalo Architecture and History, Buffalo Landmarks and Historic Districts and Styles of Architecture in Buffalo. In 2010, this site's creator, Chuck LaChiusa, was honored with the Augspurger Award.
Buffalo Spree also has a rich history of stories on Buffalo's architecture and the magazine has generously supplied PBN with links to Spree's architecture stories from 2000 through 2010.
To explore Buffalo's architecture, you should take our Buffalo Tours walking tours of downtown and other historic places. We also have audio tours. You can also visit interpretive markers placed at key locations downtown--or look at them here--Landmark Signage Project. Or, tour downtown with the Buffalo On Foot book.
Our predecessor organization created this "Buffalo's Best" Series.
Buffalo and its region also has a significant number of historic sites that are open to the public.
Our web page on the Buffalo Preservation Board provides links to maps of Buffalo's National Register and locally-designated historic districts and information about the Board.
Intensive Level Surveys: Broadway-Fillmore Neighborhood, Buffalo / Grant-Ferry-Forest Neighborhoods, Buffalo / Triangle Neighborhood, Buffalo / Clarence / Niagara Falls and more.