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This Old Mansion: lifestyles of the rich and infamous!

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Sunday, Sept 7 & Saturday Sept 20. Departing at 10:00am from the Hotel Lafayette @ 391 Washington [email protected] Lafayette Square.

The lifestyles of the rich and infamous unfold on this fascinating tour of the mansions of Buffalo's titans. Learn of their feats and foibles and evolving taste in conspicuous architectural consumption. Massive Italianate, Second Empire, Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, and Shingle-Style houses were a kind of urban Downton Abbey. All was not decourous, however: Mabel Dodge Luhan, who, after trailblazing and swath-cutting life on two continents, wrote a famous memoir that dished the dirt on her youthful Buffalo neighbors. 

90 minute tour for $25! Call 716-854-3749 to reserve a seat or pay by Paypal below. *Please be sure to indicate tour and tour and tour date when purchasing.

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Industrial Strength Architecture: Adventure on the Belt Line

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10:00 am Sunday Sept 21. Departs at Hotel Lafayette, 391 Washingotn St. @ Lafayette Square. 90 minutes for $25

Buffalo's Hide-in-Plain-Sight secret: The Central Belt Line of the 1880'a, the city's most consequential transportation project since the Erie Canal. See huge industrial plants like Pierce-Arrow, Ford Motor, Larkin Soap, and, of course, the titanic NY Central Terminal itself-powerful and innovative architecture that effects how we live today.

 

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