Delaware Avenue Walking Tour
Delaware Avenue Neighborhood Tour of Homes
Mark your calendars! The TR Site will join forces with Preservation Buffalo Niagara's Buffalo Tours again this summer to present the Delaware Neighborhood Tour of Homes. This totally unique tour experience is set for Saturday, June 25th, 2011. Thanks to the special collaboration between the two organizations, tour participants will get a rare glimpse inside the magnificent homes of Buffalo's Golden Age on Delaware Avenue and Oakland Place. Several of these gilded age treasures are now public buildings but others are still private residences, carefully restored and adapted to fine modern living in the 21st century. This unique tour of homes will feature all-new offerings in a self-guided, "go at your own pace" experience with highly trained docents in each of the locations.
The tour sites will be open from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Begin the tour at the Theodore Roosevelt Site, 641 Delaware Avenue and then stroll back in time to the grandeur that was Buffalo's heyday. As a special treat, the TR Site will serve complimentary lemonade and cookies all day. Tickets are $25 ($20 for members of either organization) and can be purchased at the TR Site, the Market Arcade at 617 Main Street or call (716) 852-3300.
Included in the tour cost is a lecture by architectural historian Martin Wachadlo on the history and architecture of the Delaware neighborhood, which will include intriguing insights on the homes that will be toured. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, June 15th at 5:30 pm at the TR Site. Tickets for the tour will be sold that evening. Due to the nature of the tour, ticket sales are limited. The tour was a complete sell-out last year and we hope to repeat that success.
Did You Know?
Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to fly in an airplane. (It actually happened on October 11, 1910, after he left office. He took a brief flight with Arch Hoxsey, a pilot for the Wright Exhibition Team.) More...