Allentown Historic District (Buffalo, New York)

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Allentown Historic District
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Rough Allentown Historic District map
Location Buffalo, NY
Coordinates 42°53′58″N 78°52′47″W / 42.89944°N 78.87972°W / 42.89944; -78.87972Coordinates: 42°53′58″N 78°52′47″W / 42.89944°N 78.87972°W / 42.89944; -78.87972
Area 145 acres (0.59 km2)[2]
Architect Olmsted,Frederick Law; Et al.
Architectural style Stick/Eastlake, Italianate, Queen Anne
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 80002605[1]
Added to NRHP April 21, 1980

Allentown Historic District in the Allentown neighborhood of Buffalo, New York is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]



It includes the Kleinhans Music Hall which is separately listed on the NRHP and is further designated as a National Historic Landmark. Also listed on the NRHP is the Birge-Horton House on Delaware Avenue.

The district includes approximately 733 buildings, not including secondary structures. Of these, 6 are Gothic Revival, 125 Italianate, 24 Second Empire, 92 Shingle style, 106 Queen Anne, 15 Stick, 5 Shingle, 56 Colonial and 196 are plain framed buildings.[2]

Three park areas are included in the area, two redesigned by Frederick Law Olmsted and one circle, Symphony Circle, designed by him as part of his master plan for the city's park areas. After he completed the master plan, Olmsted returned to redesign and landscape Day's Park and Arlington Park; two existing city parks. In Day's Park he added a circular walkway in front of the school so the students would not trample the grass. The circular sandstone planting area that was in the center of the walkway is still in existence.[2] Arlington Park was home to Frank Lloyd Wright while he worked in Buffalo.

In 2012 the district was expanded.[3]

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