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Old Jun 11, 2008, 9:22 PM   #1
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The H.H. Richardson Complex is also called the State Insane Asylum, State Lunatic Asylum and the Buffalo State Hospital. In 1870 H. H. Richardson, was chosen as architect; for the new mental hospital. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in June 1871, and by 1880 the first patients were received in the complex. Construction was completed by 1895. The facility was closed in 1974.

This place always made me feel a little paranoid, it gives me the willies.



Albright-Knox Art gallery:Construction of the Albright Art Gallery, a generous gift from Buffalo entrepreneur and philanthropist John J. Albright. Intended to serve first as the Fine Arts Pavilion of the Pan-American Exposition in 1901, it was completed too late for that purpose in 1905. The original building was designed by Edward B. Green, the distinguished Buffalo architect also responsible for the design of the Toledo Museum of Art and the Dayton Art Institute.





Looking North from the art gallery you will find the Buffalo History Museum.

This building, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987, is the only permanent building erected for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition and in fact is the only building left from the expo.

Buffalo architect George Cary (1859-1945), who had been classically trained in Paris, designed the building, faced and corniced with Vermont marble, in Doric style. The beautiful south portico, overlooking Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park, is a scaled-down version of the east front of the Parthenon, in Athens.




The lake shown in the last photo is Hoyt Lake. The Marcy Casino is on this lake just east of the art gallery.

The original structure, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted's partner Calvert Vaux in 1874, served as a boathouse located at the western end of the lake. In 1885, the boathouse was enlarged due to its popularity, but sadly was destroyed by a fire in 1900.

The structure was rebuilt in time for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition that took place throughout Delaware Park. The new 3-story building, designed by Buffalo architect E.B. Green, officially became known as the Delaware Park Casino and served as a popular gathering place on Hoyt Lake.



A stately home on Lincoln Parkway just South of the Art Gallery:





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Old Jun 12, 2008, 12:03 AM   #2
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Great series. Makes me want to visit Buffalo.
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Old Jun 12, 2008, 7:41 AM   #3
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So that's what Buffalo looks like under the snow. Hey, it's nice.
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Old Jun 12, 2008, 11:40 AM   #4
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Great series of shots, i really like the looks of the Art Gallery sort of reminds me of something but i know what you mean on the 1st picture gives me the spooks also, nice work
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Great series. Makes me want to visit Buffalo.

Thanks Walter, I recommend only making the trip between June and September.

BEECEE and HERCULES, thanks for looking.

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I've been fascinated by the tour you brought us featuringgothic to classical orderswith your tasteful captures andenlightening information

Oh, especially drawn in by #3!!

Hope you don't mind my little tweak out of my appreciation forthe original: )


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Thank you Bahadir, yours looks identical to the postcard in the gallery's gift shop!
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Thank you Bahadir, yours looks identical to the postcard in the gallery's gift shop!
Surely, thanks tothe inspirationaloriginalyou captured...; )
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Great series of shots and scenes.......................musket.
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