Authors

Lawrence Bice

Publication Date

10-30-2011

Category

Poverty/Income Inequality

Abstract

Front Park is a 26-acre urban park in Buffalo, New York. The park entrance is located on Porter Avenue. The park is bounded on the west by interstate 190, on the north by the Peace Bridge truck plaza and on the north by Busti Avenue and the adjacent Columbus Park-Prospect Hill neighborhood. Front Park is part of Buffalo’s Olmsted park system. The park system takes its name from its most prominent original designer, Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., a nationally renowned landscape architect who along with his partner, Calvert Vaux, designed parks and park systems across the country, including New York City’s Central Park. Olmsted’s work in New York City garnered the attention of prominent Buffalonians, who hired him to design a park system in 1868. Buffalo’s Olmsted park system was designed over a nearly 50-year period, from 1869 to 1915.

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