Elmwood Village, Buffalo

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Elmwood
Neighborhood
Elmwood Village
Left to right from top: Elmwood near Breckenridge Street, Lexington Avenue, Elmwood Crossing under construction, former Richmond Avenue Church of Christ, Elmwood Apartments near North Street, Stuyvesant Apartments, Elmwood near Utica Street, Elmwood near Bryant Street
Elmwood is located in New York
Elmwood
Elmwood
Coordinates: 42°54′01″N 78°52′39″W / 42.9003910°N 78.8774150°W / 42.9003910; -78.8774150Coordinates: 42°54′01″N 78°52′39″W / 42.9003910°N 78.8774150°W / 42.9003910; -78.8774150
Country United States
State New York
City Buffalo, New York
Elevation
196 m (643 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total30,774
Time zoneEastern (EST)
ZIP Code
14201, 14202, 14209, 14213, 14222
Area code(s)716
Websitehttp://elmwoodvillage.org/

Elmwood Village is a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York.[1]

Geography[edit]

Elmwood Village is in the central part of Buffalo. The neighborhood is located along Elmwood Avenue. The neighborhood is bordered on the south by the Allentown neighborhood. The northern boundary of the neighborhood abuts Buffalo State College and Delaware Park just beyond the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Its eastern boundary is Delaware Avenue (NY 384). The western boundary is Richmond Avenue, to the west is the West Side neighborhood.

Architecture[edit]

Queen Anne-style architecture that is common in the Elmwood Village
Elmwood Village South
Elmwood Village North

Historic Sites[edit]

The following are the historic sites in the Elmwood Village of such significance as to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Site Name Image Location Comment
1 Albright–Knox Art Gallery Albright-Knox Art Gallery 2.jpg 1285 Elmwood Avenue Added to the National Register of Historic Places, May 27, 1971
2 Richardson Olmsted Complex H.H. Richardson complex.jpg 444 Forest Avenue Added to the National Register of Historic Places, January 12, 1973
3 Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club 20090412 Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club.JPG 314 Elmwood Avenue Added to the National Register of Historic Places, December 5, 2008
4 Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church Dec 09.JPG 875 Elmwood Avenue Added to the National Register of Historic Places, August 21, 2009
5 Elmwood Historic District–West Homes on Bidwell Pkwy nr Ashland Elmwood Historic District West Sep 12.jpg Roughly Ashland, Auburn, Bird, Claremont, Elmwood, Forest, Highland, Hodge, Lafayette, Lexington, Norwood Avenues Added to the National Register of Historic Places, December 4, 2012

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
201030,774
SPoT Coffee on Elmwood Avenue

In recent years, Elmwood has become a popular site for mixed-use residential and commercial sites. It features over 300 small local shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, bars, and art galleries. In 2007, Elmwood Village was named one of the 'Top 10 Great Places in America' by the American Planning Association.[2] SPoT Coffee opened one of their first locations within the village.[3]

Parks and attractions[edit]

Bidwell Parkway, a component of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux's original parkway system, was once one of Buffalo's most prestigious addresses. It is a residential boulevard 200 feet wide, running northwest diagonally between Colonial Circle and Soldiers Circle. It is named for Daniel Davidson Bidwell, heir to Buffalo Banta and Bidwell Shipbuilding Co, who was also active in Buffalo's pre-civil-war militia and instrumental in organizing the city's first Police force.[4] Bidwell Parkway is the location of the Elmwood/Bidwell Farmers Market, a producers-only market that runs every Saturday from mid-May to the end of November from 8 am to 1 pm.[5] The Bidwell Parkway is also the location of the Annual Elmwood/Bidwell Free Summer Concert Series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buffalo Neighborhoods, University at Buffalo Archived August 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Elmwood Village - Buffalo, New York". American Planning Association. 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
  3. ^ US Census 2010
  4. ^ http://www.fold3.com/page/2440_buffalo_ny_bidwell_pkwy_research/
  5. ^ http://www.elmwoodmarket.org/

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