Our Last Show House Raised $300,000!

The Buffalo News & Junior League of Buffalo
Celebrate the Success of The 2013 Decorators' Show House
The Knox Farm Summer Estate

The Knox Summer Estate at Knox Farm State Park is a 14,400 square foot two-story summer home, circa 1916-17. Cleveland architects Frank Bell Meade and James Montgomery Hamilton designed the home for Frank H., Jr. and Dorothy Knox Goodyear who eventually sold it to Seymour H. Knox, Jr. The extensive country property was home to the Knox family until 2000. In 2001, New York State acquired the 633-acre park. The main house, site of Decorators’ Show House 2013, has twenty-six rooms, extensive gardens and overlooks one of the park’s most breathtaking vistas. The park's 633 acres encompass a mixture of habitats, including 400 acres of grasslands and 100 acres of woodlands, ponds and several wetland areas.

The Knox Summer Estate at Knox Farm State Park was open for public viewing from April 27 through May 19, 2013 and raised $300,000, which was donated to Massachusetts Avenue Project.

The Massachusetts Avenue Project will receive $300,000 from the Junior League of Buffalo proceeds from the 2013 Junior League/Buffalo News Decorators’ Show House.

The funds will be used to construct a Community Food Training and Resource Center at MAP’s urban farm. Since 2003, MAP’s Growing Green Program has increased access to nutritious food for thousands of Buffalo’s residents and provided jobs and leadership development to 500 youths. Components of the program include an organic urban farm and aquaphonics greenhouses, a youth-run enterprise, a Mobile Market, community outreach and training, including cooking and nutrition education, and food systems advocacy.

Since 1981, the Show House project has raised nearly $3.5 million for Western New York nonprofit groups.

Collaborating since 1981, The Knox Summer Estate at Knox Farm State Park was the 17th Show House sponsored by The Buffalo News and the Junior League of Buffalo.