Buffalo Walks Tours
Tours are free of charge to WFD Members, $10.00 for non-members. Reservations are required
June 6th, 2012 – Lafayette Hotel - RESERVATIONS CLOSED.
See for yourself the amazing transformation that has taken place in this historic hotel. Marvel at the hidden beauty discovered under the lowered ceilings and behind the modern drywall, as well as the remarkable restoration of the plasterwork and other decorative accents. Meet in the Washington Street lobby promptly at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6th. Immediately following the tour, a brief documentary film about the hotel and its history will be shown in the Pan American Grill & Brewery.
July 11th, 2012 – New U.S. Federal Court House - RESERVATIONS CLOSED
MEMBERS: Reserve Your Spot Early for This Event!
Tour this iconic new building gracing Niagara Square, enjoy the magnificent views, and discover how new technologies are changing our courtrooms. Meet in the Delaware Avenue lobby promptly at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11th. After the tour, those who are so inclined will gather in Statler City’s Lobby Bar for some refreshments.
August 1st, 2012 – Health Sciences Charter School – 1140 Ellicott Street
This architecturally significant structure, designed by architects Green & Wicks, was originally constructed in 1898 as St. Vincent’s Orphanage. It later served as the former Bishop O’Hearn High School, after which it was used by Erie Community College until 1982. It then stood vacant for 30 years before being brought back to life as the Health Sciences Charter School. Join us as we tour this remarkable restoration/reuse project. Meet at the school entrance promptly at 5:15 p.m. on Wed. August 1st. School parking lot is accessed from Ellicott Street.
September 12th, 2012 – The Larkin Center of Commerce – 701 Seneca Street
This building, one of the largest in Buffalo, once housed the Larkin Soap Company’s manufacturing facility. While it appears to be one massive building, it is actually 8 different buildings that have been connected into a single complex totaling approximately 1.3 million square feet. The new owners plan to spend $50 million to restore and reuse the facility. Their most visible change, to date, is giving the structure a new exterior look with a fresh coat of paint. For an inside look at the building and the planned improvements, join us promptly at 5:15 p.m., in the main lobby, on Wed. September 12th
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