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Olmsted's Elmwood
Olmsted's Elmwood

Olmsted's Elmwood

The Rise, Decline and Renewal of Buffalo's Parkway Neighborhood, A Model for America's Cities


216 Pages, 10.75 x 8.75

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: August 2021

ISBN 9781942483373

Rights: WOR

City of Light Publishing (Aug 2021)

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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

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 Fredrick Law Olmsted's parks and parkways, and into the decline and renewal during modern era.

Author Biography

Buffalo native and historic preservation architect Clinton Brown, FAIA, founded Clinton Brown Company Architecture, Buffalo, New York's leading full service historic preservation, architecture, and grant services firm, which successfully nominated the Elmwood Historic District for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Ramona Pando Whitaker is an ardent preservationist in her adopted hometown of Buffalo, New York, and a professional editor.