The fascinating story of the historic Elmwood District is told for the first time, from the arrival on the Niagara Frontier of Joseph Ellicott, through the role played by Frederick Law Olmsted’s parks and parkways, and into the decline and renewal during the modern era. This lushly illustrated book educates and enlightens, telling the stories of the people who gave Elmwood its enduring character, transforming it from dense forest into one of America’s top ten neighborhoods.
282 pages (10.75×8.75″) Indexed.
ISBN: 978-1-942483-37-3 (softcover)
ISBN: 978-1-942483-38-0 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-942483-39-7 (e-book)
Great Buffalo Come-back History!
A well-written history of an urban neighborhood’s creation, decline, and rejuvenation. America’s greatest landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed the first park and parkway system in the country for the city of Buffalo. The authors create a very interesting account of the most important people that created the parks as well as those who inspired the revival of this neighborhood through their grass-root efforts. I’m a native Buffalonian and I learned quite a bit about how it came about.
A Voracious Reader –
It’s been many years since I last visited Buffalo, but this book brings back memories of the lovely neighborhoods I visited. There are lots of nice photos, of which the older ones are in black-and-white. Also, the written material is quite extensive and very interesting.