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Symphony Circle - OU0443


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N 42° 54.161' W 78° 52.913' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 10 April 2012
 Date Created: 10 April 2012
 Last Modified: 27 April 2012
 Waypoint: OU0443


{{found}} 6 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2444 Visitors
4 x Rated
Rated as: Good
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
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Description   EN


Symphony Circle was originally named The Circle by Buffalo Park System designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1868.


They redesigned The Circle in 1874 to serve as a vital link of green space between The Front Park and Porter Avenue. From the Circle, the west Buffalo parkway design continued down Richmond Avenue to Bidwell Parkway, then to Lincoln Parkway, and finally terminated at Delaware Park.


The Circle was graded in 1874, and much of it was developed over the former Black Rock Cemetery (especially the northwest quadrant). The remains of Buffalonians buried there were re-interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery, but some of the pauper graves still remain.


The Circle's finishing touch came in 1879 when an ornate 5 light gas standard (photo above) was erected in the center of a circular flower bed island approximately 25-30 feet in diameter. In the 1890s the Circle became a finish line for spirited winter cutter (sleigh) races running down Richmond Avenue south from West Ferry Street. The island and light standard were removed in 1938 in deference to the automobile.


From the earliest days of the Circle this site was home to a greenhouse and some dwellings of modest size until the early 1890s. At that time, Truman Avery purchased all the grounds bordering this quadrant (3.5 acres) and built a palatial mansion.


In 1938, when the City of Buffalo was searching for a site for the new music hall to be erected as a memorial to retailer Edward L. Kleinhans' smother and wife, heirs to the estate of Mrs. Truman Avery offered the mansion to the City for a nominal sum.


The Circle was renamed Symphony Circle in 1958 because of its association with Kleinhans Music Hall and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.


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Log Entries    {{found}} 6x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 14 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Found it

3429.  Heading through the city for the a bunch of BITs, before heading home to Maryland.  This one was quick.

Thanks and Happy Trails!

1 10 July 2012 jhauser42 Found it

Found this one during my run.  Ran by and saw the BIT cache...

1 28 April 2012 Recommendation Sabrefan7 Found it

I think this was my favorite circle today. It was giving me trouble locating it too. I had my phone plugged in to charge so I had to rely on the hand held and it was spinning. Ended up walking around the whole circle so I got the full tour along with dodging 2 homeless guys sitting on near by benches I am going to give this one of my recommendation points.

1 28 April 2012 Rayman Found it

Yes indeed, Yuck-o tricked me into turning down North Street knowing it would lead right past this BIT. So since we were here I might as well stop and grab it otherwise he'd whine the whole way home. Laughing And yes, he did beat me to the find, but only by seconds. This circle is one of my favorites in the Olmsted system so thanks for bringing me back to it.

1 28 April 2012 Cayuga Crew Found it