Buffalo, New York: Large Victorian Head of a Woman (Gone)

Named "Dreamland," it recreates an entrance decoration to Buffalo's 1901 World's Fair. You enter through her chest. Sadly, the head was demolished in 2014.
Directions:
On the corner of Forest and Richmond, across the street from the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.
Hours:
The head was demolished in 2014.
Status:
Gone

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Large Victorian Head of a Woman

The head is gone. Removed due to deterioration.

[Jodie Ford, 09/27/2015]

Sad but true. The head was made of styrofoam, and one-too-many Buffalo winters did her in.

Large Victorian Head

The head is a replication of an entrance to the Pan American Exposition of 1901. It was the fair where President McKinley was shot. The building where the head is was the location of a satellite for the Buffaloand Erie County Historical Museum. It contains artifacts and memoribilia from the death of the President and of the expo itself. Buffalo commemorated the expo in 2001 with walking and bus tours, plus the museum.

[Carole Taylor, 11/21/2005]

Dreamland Head.

Large Victorian Head

At the entrance to the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Resource Library is this gigantic Victorian head. The place was closed at the time I was there and thus no one to ask so I do not know what exactly this is supposed to represent. Even more interesting and far more worthy of a visit is the massive abandoned and quite creepy Insane Asylum (Buffalo Psychiatric Center) located directly across the street. This is one of America's great 19th Century buildings and was designed by one of America's greatest architects -- H.H. Richardson. You can wander the grounds there at will.

[Richard Weiss, 08/08/2005]

The sculpture is called "Dreamland."

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