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Lincoln Parkway is home to some of Buffalo's most expensive houses and stretches from Soldiers Circle all the way to the Albright-Knox and Hoyt Lake. Olmsted designed this parkway to be the grand entrance to his crown jewel, Delaware Park. Most of the homes along the parkway were constructed in the early 1900s by some of Buffalo's wealthiest families and, because of this, multiple distinct architectural styles can be seen on just a short walk down the block. Statues and public art line the road once it starts to run along Delaware Park and the art gallery.

Soldiers Circle was designed to be the central meeting point of Olmsted's parkway system and is the circle that combines all three of the parkways we've visited so far: Bidwell, Chapin, and now Lincoln. It used to be a much larger circle and was meant to house the Soldiers and Sailors monument that is currently in Lafayette Square. It is surrounded by vast green lawns and some breath-taking architecture. This includes Frank Lloyd Wright's Heath House located on the corner of Soldiers and Bird Avenue. The iconic Frank Lloyd Wright style is apparent from all angles on the circle, but can be easily overlooked if you are not paying attention since there are no signs or markings, making it a neighborhood treasure. 

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Matthew Digati

Buffalo based photographer who works in architecture, travel, and landscape photography.
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