Amherst Historic Entranceways Reconnaissance Level Historic Resources Survey

Amherst Historic Entranceways Reconnaissance Level Historic Resources Survey

Survey of 25 Subdivision Entranceways in Suburban Amherst

Scope of Project

  • Reconnaissance Level Historic Resources Survey
  • Multiple Property Documentation Form

Key Personnel

  • Clinton E. Brown, FAIA, President
  • Alma O’Connell Brown, Project Manager

cbca-amherst-entranceways-surveyDistinctive residential subdivision entranceways welcomed new residents to the suburban areas of Amherst at the dawn of the automobile age which gave mobility to American families. These highly designed heralds of a new way of living represent the best of Amherst’s quality of life. Today, these now familiar landmarks of the recent past are being recognized as historic and of national significance.

CBCA conducted a Reconnaissance level survey for the Town of Amherst of 11 historic entranceways, comprised of 25 structures, and prepared an existing conditions report with photos, reconstruction and preservation recommendations, construction cost estimates, and ranking of priority of preservation of the entranceways.

As a part of this Multiple Property Submission, CBCA prepared a Multiple Property Documentation form, the “Multiple Resources Associated with the Suburbanization of Buffalo” with which to register the individual entranceways. Listing on the State and National Registers of Historic Places will allow the Town to apply for state funding for rehabilitation of these historic structures.

National Register Listed: Roycroft Boulevard & Main Street, Lamarck Drive & Main Street, Westfield Road & Ivyhurst Road, Lafayette Blvd & Main Street, Lebrun Road & Main Street , Darwin Drive & Main Street, High Park Boulevard & Main Street, Smallwood Drive & Main Street