The Jewel of Buffalo
The City of Buffalo has newly embraced the Olmsted Campus as a pinnacle of peace and urban character. Its history is artful and spirited, and it’s still in the making – evolving. The Richardson Hotel stands proudly in its refurbishment, honoring the Buffalo community.
The Olmsted Campus is being given back to the Buffalo community. Residents and local organizations have passionately taken on acquiring the National Historic Landmark designation, campus building restorations, and the “re-greening” of the grounds. These 40+ acres of land in the heart of Buffalo is to be our welcoming place for tranquil gathering and recreation. And The Richardson Hotel is the conduit through which visitors may learn and explore.
Celebrating the Past. Paving the Way to the Future.
Buffalo is blending new ideas with their 19th-century heritage. Here is a place where we celebrate the architecture of H.H. Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted landscape design. These bring significance to our community, and inspiration to our educational tours mindfully planned with representatives from our neighborhoods, cultural institutions, the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, SUNY Buffalo State, businesses, and historic preservation organizations.
A Continuance of Innovative Healing
The Buffalo Psychiatric Center continues to operate primarily on the east portion of the Olmsted Campus. It was once housed in The Richardson building whose design supports mental healing with plenty of light and large spaces in which to interact. The harmonic balance of the structures and tranquil landscape create a therapeutic environment, said to be beneficial for patients with mental illness in the late nineteenth century. The practice continues today.