The Parkside Community Association presents the 11th
Annual Tour of Homes on Sunday, May 17th from 11:30AM – 4:30PM. This popular tour
will have 10 outstanding homes for you to explore. Visitors are promised a
fascinating look inside historical residences in Buffalo’s beautiful Historic
District of Parkside. Some of the homes reflect their 19th century
origin in architectural style with their interiors and furnishings. Others
offer an exciting contemporary approach to city living. Onsite docents will provide
history of the homes and will be available for questions.
Come see for yourself why Parksiders and out-of-towners alike
say this event “is the best tour”. The tour begins at the Church of the Good
Shepherd, on the corner of Jewett Parkway and Summit Avenue in Buffalo.
Information, tickets, and maps will be available at the start of the tour. A
mini tour of the Darwin Martin House Complex is included in the ticket price.
This includes the Gardener’s Cottage, Barton House, Carriage House, and the new
Pavilion. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 the day of the tour, and $11
for PCA members. Advance tickets can be obtained by visiting the PCA office,
2318 Main Street in Buffalo or by calling the office at 838-1240 during regular
business hours. Proceeds benefit the continuing work of the Parkside Community
Association. No children under the age of twelve please. Event is held rain or
The Parkside Community Association claims to be the oldest, largest
and most active neighborhood association in the City of Buffalo. The Parkside area
contains superb examples of such diverse architectural styles such as the
American Four Square, Victorian, Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and the Arts &
Crafts bungalow. The 1880 thru 1930 building period includes designs by prominent
local architects E.B. Green and William Sydney Wicks.
Parkside is adjacent to Frederick Law Olmsted’s Delaware Park,
The Buffalo Zoo, and the Main-Amherst business district.
Image: Tillinghast home by Steel.