Hamlin Park: A 20th Century View
Sunday 19th Mar, 2017
Forest Lawn Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center1990 Main St Buffalo, NY 14208
Learn about the facsinating history or Buffalo's Hamilin Park neighborhood.
Designated in 1999 as an "Historic District," Hamlin Park is a large triangle of a neighborhood located in the heart of Buffalo. The district is bounded by Jefferson Avenue in the west, Main in the north, Humboldt Parkway in the east, and Ferry in the south. The area is named after Victorian horse racing aficionado Cicero Hamlin.
Our speakers, Estherphine Green and Michael Puma will cover the impact of Cicero Hamlin’s changing times on the community he owned, the land as well as the buildings that followed through the Negro migration to the cold spring in the 1950’s and the destruction of Olmsted’s Humboldt Parkway.
Please note that tickets for this presentation are $15 for general admission but are FREE for members of the Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation. (Members, please log into your account to redeem your free ticket.)