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OLMSTED EVENT: A Lecture on the Quarry Garden in Delaware Park

November 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What Lies Beneath: Documenting Delaware Park’s Quarry Garden and Envisioning its Return

Did you know that the stone bridges by the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park spanned a quarry garden in the 1900s? The quarry was filled in during the construction of the Scajaquada Expressway. This fall, join us as landscape architect Sam Valentine shares his research on this beautiful and hidden part of Olmsted’s masterpiece.

Saturday, November 12, 2016   |   The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216   |   1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This Olmsted-ucational event is supported by the generosity of Corinne & Victor Rice. It is free and open to all. For more information, contact Jessica at (716) 828-1249, ext. 22 or email [email protected].

samvalentine_profileSam Valentine is a landscape architect with Richard Burck Associates in Somerville, Massachusetts. In his work on academic campuses, urban streets, and public-realm parklands, he strives to reconcile modern interventions with historic landscapes. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia’s College of Environment + Design, where he graduated with Honors. He served as a conservation intern for the National Park Service at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts, an instructor at Boston Architectural College’s Landscape Institute, and as a committee member on the Eastern Cambridge/Kendall Square Open Space Committee, advocating for improved connectivity in a diverse neighborhood of residences, businesses, and research institutions.

In Buffalo, Sam’s research is supported by the Friends of Fairsted’s Charles E. Beveridge Research Grant and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.


November 12, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Buffalo History Museum
1 Museum Court
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States
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