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A Sneak Peek of The Palmer Centennial House before the 20th Decorators’ Show House gets underway

The Junior League of Buffalo and The Buffalo News have announced that The Palmer Centennial House (288 Lincoln Parkway) will be the recipient of the 20th Decorators’ Show House. Each year, a significant house in Buffalo is chosen for a dynamic makeover, where interior designers, decorators, landscapers, etc., are assigned to different rooms to work their magic. Not only does the homeowner benefit from a fabulous makeover, the The Junior League of Buffalo benefits from throngs of people that purchase tickets to view the before and after transformations. 

From Saturday, February 9 to Sunday, February 10 (10 AM – 3 PM), the general public will be allowed to take a sneak peek at the circa 1910 Arts and Craft style Palmer Centennial House (designed by Architect Ulysses G. Orr), before the transformation gets underway. This particular abode was once the home of prominent local florist, William Palmer – it features multiple fireplaces, over 100 windows, a pool, and is situated on the site of the Pan-American Exposition.

“We are thrilled for everyone to step inside The Palmer Centennial House and witness its charm and character up close,” said Colleen Seminara, Show House Co-Chair. “The original historic elements of the home have been well preserved and are impressive to see. Our design community will do a tremendous job making over this unique Buffalo home.”

The transformed Palmer Centennial House will be open to the public from April 27 – May 19, 2019. Tickets to both Sneak Peek and the Show House are available as a combo ticket for $25, which can be purchased online at Individual Sneak Peek tickets are $5 online or at the door.

Lead image courtesy The Junior League of Buffalo.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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