Action Page for Dr. John Chase Lord Farmhouse
Photo credit: David Torke, fixBuffalo, Ron Reinhardt
- Express your support at the Common Council Legislative Committee hearing on Tuesday, April 11, at 2pm. This is the Council's public hearing on landmark designation.
- Contact Delaware District Councilmember Joel Feroleto, opposing demolition and supporting local landmark designation for 794 Potomac Avenue:
- Joel Feroleto
Delaware District Councilmember
City Hall, Room 1405
65 Niagara Square, Buffalo NY 14202
- Joel Feroleto
- Ask your Councilmember to oppose demolition of these two buildings, support local landmark designation for 794 Potomac Avenue.
- Contact your Councilmember, because local landmark designations require Council approval. Instructions here: Common Council Contact Page. Alert them to the expected landmark designation and urge them to support it when it comes up for a vote. You can also, of course, contact all the Councilmembers.
- Share this page on social media by clicking on the green link above.
- April 19, 2017 - The Buffalo Common Council approved local landmark status for the building.
- A local landmark nomination is being prepared, for action at a future Preservation Board meeting and later, if successful at the Preservation Board, at Buffalo Common Council.
Action Talking Points
- The John Lord farmhouse was constructed between 1861 and 1872 and is one of the few remaining farmhouses in the Elmwood Village.
- Dr. Lord sparked a national conversation on religionís role in slavery by his sermon on support of the Fugitive Slave Act; he ultimately supported the Union cause.
- It was the home of the film critic for the Buffalo News in the 1940ís- Tallulah Bankhead reportedly visited the home.