The Richardson Olmsted Complex is alive with activity, as construction is underway for the first phase of redevelopment of the former Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane. Besides the 100 plus workers on site each day, the Complex is buzzing with visitors on the popular sold out tours. New grounds tours have been added, which began this past Sunday, July 26th in the midst of Garden Walk Buffalo! Guests are welcome to experience Relaxation and Recreation at the Richardson Olmsted Complex: Transitions of the Healing Acres.
Explore the 9-acre reimagined South Lawn and learn how the landscape itself helped to heal people with mental illnesses for more than a century, and how today it is helping to revitalize an urban neighborhood. Docents will lead visitors into behind-the-scenes areas where a bustling, working farm occupied nearly 100 acres. As an added bonus, visitors will have access into a former kitchen building—available on this tour only! Visitors will be able to get a glimpse of the future of these buildings and grounds, and learn more about Hotel Henry Urban Resort and Conference Center and the Buffalo Architecture Center, set to open in 2016.
“Most of us don’t get to see the Complex from the north side, but you will on this tour!”
Pre-registration is required for the upcoming tours. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Upcoming dates for this tour are:
Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 6:00–7:30pm
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00–11:30am
Photo Credits: Joe Cascio