Podcast: Buffalo….Who Knew? The Glorious McKinney-Arrison House as a House Museum?

The “Buffalo…..who knew?” podcast series aims to highlight the (often under appreciated, sometimes unearthed) assets of Buffalo–particularly as it relates to the built and natural environment. It reveals up-and-coming projects, checks in on those that are already underway, and discusses some of the barriers that may impede their forward movement.

(L-R) House owner Karen Arrison, Frits Abell, and Catherine Schweitzer of the Baird Foundation

It brings together two ardent Buffalo champions—and their guests—Frits Abell and Newell Nussbaumer, who highlight the exceptionalism that, once again, attempts to embed itself in Buffalo’s ethos.

In this segment of Buffalo….who knew?, we discuss plans for the McKinney-Arrison House on Olmsted’s Lincoln Parkway.

Buffalo… Who Knew?
A Labor of Love: the meticulous restoration of the McKinney-Arrison House, conversation with owner Karen Arrison and Catherine Schweitzer of the Baird Foundation



Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:36:25 | Recorded on March 4, 2024

Artisans working inside the McKinney-Arrison House, during its creation

The McKinney-Arrison House, a Renaissance Revival that boasts extraordinary craftsmanship, stained glass windows, and Italianate gardens is, without exaggeration, one of the most extraordinary in the country.

The McKinney-Arrison House, built from 1926-1929 with oil money, is amidst a major, painstaking, and meticulous multimillion dollar restoration by Clem (deceased) and Karen Arrison. Plans for the House are that it becomes one of the newest cultural assets to Buffalo: a house museum.

Join Newell, Frits, Catherine Schweitzer of the Baird Foundation, and owner Karen Arrison as we discuss this exciting opportunity for Buffalo.

Learn more about Karen Arrison’s passion project, Wisdom Farm, whose mission it is to foster and create environments and experiences that promote healing and a return to wellness for animals and individuals.

Tune in to additional Buffalo….Who Knew? podcasts:

Cathleen Chaffee on artist Marisol and transformative bequest to Buffalo AKG Art Museum

Conversation with Paris Roselli, President of the Richardson Olmsted Campus

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