Richardson Olmsted Campus
Organizational Member Since April 2019
Mental health awareness is a important part of the past, present, and future of the Richardson Olmsted Campus. Our campus began in the 1870s as the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, built according to a system of progressive treatment for people with mental illness developed by Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride. We are proud to join the Anti-Stigma Coalition as we preserve the unique history of our National Historic Landmark and spark important conversations with our community about bias, stigma, and hope.
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About the Organization
One of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark, the 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus is being renewed after years of neglect. Designed by great American architect H.H. Richardson and the famed landscape team of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the building incorporated a system of enlightened treatment for people with mental illness developed by Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride. Today, the Richardson Olmsted Campus is home to one of the largest historic preservation projects in the nation. Since 2006, the nonprofit Richardson has been hard at work bringing the site back to life after decades of neglect.