Landmarks and Historic Districts in Buffalo - Table of Contents
Brief Description of the Different Kinds of Historic Districts and Landmarks
BUFFALO HISTORIC DISTRICTS / LANDMARKS
- Local designations
- A "landmark" is an individual building or structure or site.
- Applications are available through the Buffalo Preservation Board.
- Alterations to the exterior of a "Buffalo Local Landmark" or to a building in a "Buffalo Local Historic District" must be approved by the Buffalo Preservation Board.
STATE / NATIONAL REGISTERS OF HISTORIC PLACES
- Includes both historic districts and landmarks
- New York State/National Listings
- State and National listings are identical
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS
- This designation is the highest a humanly made structure, a significant place, or an archeological site can achieve in the United States.
- It is a recognition and honor that makes the destruction of the landmark most unlikely and at the same time opens possibilities of Federal grants.
- There are 9 in Buffalo
- Official list
NATIONAL THEMATIC RESOURCES
- This attempts to collect under one listing a number of significant historical structures of similar vintage, function, and architectural quality -- buildings which, however, may be geographically separated, somewhat isolated and therefore possibly overlooked as landmarks. Rather than list each one separately, the Register puts them together, a procedure that gives them additional prestige and protection.
- Example: Buffalo Park and Park System