The Buffalo Architecture Foundation, in partnership with Explore Buffalo, braved the rain and gave the first free youth + family tour of the season. We all gathered at the ECC city campus building- a Buffalo landmark originally used as a post office building. Our guide discussed the building’s adaptive reuse to meet the needs of a city college campus.
We then made our way over to the Ellicott square building which is another great example of preservation in Buffalo. Unlike the first building that was designed to meet a different need than the original, the Ellicott square building was preserved in a way that serves the same purpose since its opening in 1896. Today, it houses various offices and businesses and provides an all-inclusive workplace experience with food options and amenities all in one building.
We then walked a short distance to the AM&A building that was an example of the opportunity many of Buffalo’s great buildings still have to be saved and preserved.
We are so pleased to be able to offer these tours to the youth and families of Buffalo! We look forward to our next tour on Saturday, July 26th. The topic of this tour will be “structure.” Find out more details here.