Action Page for Dr. John Chase Lord Farmhouse
Photo credit: David Torke, fixBuffalo, Ron Reinhardt
- 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.
- Attend the Preservation Board hearing regarding local landmark designation, Thursday March 3, 3pm in Room 901, City Hall.
- 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
- Contact the City of Buffalo Preservation Board if you can't make the meeting in person. Urge them to vote for landmark designation.
- Staff Contact: Angela Webber
- E: Angela Webber, email@example.com
- P: 716-851-4064
- M: City of Buffalo Preservation Board, City Hall Room 901, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo NY 14202
- F: 716-851-5590
- H: 830am - 430pm
- Members, per City website, January 2016: Sam Gurney, Gwen Howard, Terry Robinson, Eric Lander (Vice Chair), John Laping, Richard Lippes, Paul McDonnell (Chair), Don Gilbert, Timothy Tielman, Lauren Howard (non-voting member)
- Attend the Council's public hearing on landmark designation. This has not been scheduled but we'll let you know on this page.
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