Alumni Life

Our Gilded Age

Million-Dollar Mile

Tour of Delaware Avenue’s “Millionaire’s Row".

Photo: Mark Mulville


True story: At the turn of the last century, Buffalo had more millionaires per capita than any other U.S. city. Earlier this year, Explore Buffalo and the College of Arts and Sciences Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement office hosted several sold-out walking tours of Delaware Avenue’s “Millionaire’s Row,” a strip of opulent mansions built for the Queen City’s wealthiest denizens. The executive director of Explore Buffalo, Brad Hahn (BA ’13, pictured above with the lanyard), led the excursions, which were open to all alumni and other history buffs.