400 Forest Avenue Buffalo, NY 14213
- Google Bird's Eye View
- North Council District
- SBL: 89.13-1-1
- Erie County Property Info
- County Tax Map (loads GIS page)
- City of Buffalo Parcel Viewer
- Richardson-Olmsted Corporation.
- Medina sandstone and red brick mental hospital complex, design based on the (Kirkbride Plan), consisting of a central twin-towered administration/office building and eight connected ward buildings (remaining of the original ten).
- Designed in HH Richardson's influential Romanesque style, based to some extent on medieval French architecture.
- Undergoing extensive historically accurate renovation.
- Brick buildings on the west side of the complex are stabilized and mothballed.
- Central administration building and stone buildings will be converted to, among several uses, a luxury hotel (Hotel Henry).
Recent Events and Actions Taken
- The south lawn has been restored to something like its original state as designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
- October 2014 - Work to begin on $80 million project to renovate the complex into an 88-room boutique hotel, event and conference center and home to the Buffalo Architecture Center. Buffalo Business First
- The Hotel Henry is scheduled to open in April 2017
Other Pertinent Facts
- It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
- The two easternmost wards were demolished in 1969.
- Richardson-Olmsted Corporation
- Hotel Henry
- Wikipedia - H.H. Richardson Complex
- Buffalo AH article
- National Register Nomination Document
- Buffalo Business First, October 2014 - Historic designation boosts Richardson towers project
- Buffalo Rising, October 2014 - Richardson-Olmsted Complex Groundbreaking
- Buffalo News, April 2016 - Plans at Richardson Olmsted Complex taking shape
■ 238 Carlton Street
■ 334 Fillmore Avenue
■ 326 Fillmore Avenue
■ 69 Whitney Place
■ 925 Elmwood Avenue
■ Fitch Creche
■ Edmiston's Academy of Business
■ 911 West Delavan Avenue
■ 471 Delaware Avenue
■ 950 Fillmore Avenue
■ 451 East Utica Street
■ Welch Foods Building, Westfield
■ 2224 Fillmore Avenue
■ 2223 Fillmore Avenue
■ 2219 Fillmore Avenue
■ 2221 Fillmore Avenue
■ 146 Jewett Avenue
■ 155 Grote Street
■ Locust Street Art
■ Schenck House
■ 44 East Eagle Street
■ 531 West Ferry Street
■ 1820 Elmwood Avenue
■ 123 West Tupper Street
■ American Buffalo Robe Company / Marcon Erectors
■ Smither and Thurstone Building
■ 157 Philadelphia Street
■ 177 Herkimer Street
■ 289 Northland Avenue
■ 15 Auchinvole Avenue
Added 2013-01-08 • Last changed 2017-02-24