Activities, History, and Additional Information

Dating from the 1820s, our tree-lined, residential neighborhood shows the work of many famous local architects and prime examples of styles including Vernacular, Second Empire, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Stick, Shingle, Queen Ann, and Georgian and Colonial Revival, and Mission Bungalow.

Linwood began at what was once the City of Buffalo's northern border at North Street. “Miller Street,” as Linwood was originally called, was a livery road from the city to the nearby farms.

Linwood Avenue developed into a desirable residential neighborhood with growth that can be seen today with the variations of architectural styles on each block as the decades brough further growth to Linwood Avenue. You will find homes built in the 1840s to modern day.

Linwood for many years was fondly called "Pill Alley." Linwood was home to many upper middle class doctors and dentists who ran their practices out of their homes because four Buffalo's major hospitals were adjacent to Linwood Avenue.

Established October 17, 1978 by the Buffalo Preservation Board, the Preservation District includes both sides of Linwood Avenue between North and West Delavan, the east side of Delaware from North to West Ferry, and the west side of Delaware from Bryant to West Delavan (with the exception of the Millard Gates Campus that is currently under development). It is intended to preserve the historic character of neighborhood houses.