The best way to get to know a neighborhood is to explore its homes. This gives you a good sense of the history of the neighborhood and the people that are now the stewards of the properties. But you can’t just walk into someone’s home uninvited. That wouldn’t be a very neighborly thing to do. That’s why “Tours of Homes” are such important events. And the people that open their doors to complete strangers show their pride in their homes and their desire to introduce others to their neighborhood surroundings. Whether it’s getting the message out about the pros of city living, or it’s a unique view of the architectural details that make up the historic homes, Buffalo’s Historic District of Parkside awaits anyone who appreciates the insider’s view of city living.
Tickets on sale now at www.parksidebuffalo.org.
The Parkside Community Association (PCA) presents the 15th Annual Tour of Homes on Sunday, May 19th from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm. The tour begins at the corner of Jewett Parkway and Summit Avenue in Buffalo, outside of the Darwin Martin House Visitors Center. Information, tickets, and maps will be available at the start of the tour.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour, and $13 for PCA members. This year, VIP tickets for $50 can be purchased in advance. This package includes a bus ride through the Parkside neighborhood to each home, historical guided tour, refreshments, and front of the line pass. No waiting in line! VIP bus tours are running at 11 am and 1:30 pm. There are a limited number of VIP tickets and they must be purchased in advance, so get yours now! Advance tickets can be obtained by visiting the PCA office, 2318 Main Street in Buffalo, by calling the office at 838-1240 during regular business hours, or online at www.parksidebuffalo.org. Proceeds benefit the continuing work of the Parkside Community Association. No children under the age of twelve please. Event is held rain or shine.
Also check out the office renovation slide show of the Parkside Community Association building @ 2318 Main Street – see below:
Photo: 2318 Main Street
Photo and slide shows from PCA’s website