Guided tours of E.B. Green masterpiece

Clement-Mansion-Buffalo-NY-1The American Red Cross will be opening the doors to its headquarters here in Buffalo for a couple dates. It’s not often that we get a sneak peak inside an architectural beauty the likes of the Clement Mansion, designed by E.B. Green (commissioned by the family of Marine National Bank President Stephen M. Clement and completed in 1913.) Eventually the mansion was donated by Mr. Clement’s widow, Carolyn Tripp Clement, to the Red Cross in 1941, and then was completely restored in 1999.

We’ve all passed by these beauties on Delaware’s Millionaire Row, wondering what the insides looked like. Fortunately, every so often a window to the world of Buffalo’s formerly rich and famous opens up, allowing for an up close and personal viewing into the lives of the people who built Buffalo. “Everyone at the Red Cross knows how lucky we are to be able to come to work at the Clement Mansion every day,” said Nancy Blaschak, Regional CEO. “We are looking forward to not only sharing the history of this beautiful building, but also how our staff and volunteers are using the Mansion today to help our Western New York neighbors.”

Here are all of the details of the upcoming tours:

Family historian and architect Peter W. Clement, the great-grandson of Stephen M. Clement and Carolyn Tripp Clement, will share stories about the family and their home at 10am on Saturday, September 21. Mr. Clement’s lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the Mansion. 

Behind the Scenes Cocktail Tours, including cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres, will be offered from 6pm-8pm on Saturday, September 21 for $45/person. Reservations are requested for both the Peter W. Clement lecture and the Behind the Scenes Cocktail Tours by calling (716) 878-2396.

In addition, the Clement Mansion will be open to the public for guided tours between noon-4pm on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. The tours, which will be led by specially-trained volunteer docents, will start every 20 minutes for a suggested donation of $5.

 

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Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

4 comments
grad94
grad94

i bet a lot more people would give blood if they could do so in one of the grand rooms of the clement mansion instead of the utilitarian laboratory environment of whatever they call that building in the back.  

yes, i know that it isn't practical.  just some wishful thinking.

buffalorr
buffalorr

Likewise, I'll be there too, I've always wanted to see the rooms you usually can't get to when you're in there. That tour, plus the hard hat tour of the terminal this Sunday and the Candlelight tour in October. Plus the Peace Bridge area tour of homes and the amazing Ward Pumping Station. After having grown up in Buffalo when all of these places were overlooked and taken for granted, being able to see them now in stages of renovation along with those already completed is like a dream come true. I've already bought tickets to the tours online.

Rand503
Rand503

I'm hoping for a ghost tour.


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