Roycroft Campus Corporation

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31 S Grove St, East Aurora, NY 14052 31 S Grove St, East Aurora Directions
+17166550261
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Report | 3 years ago
Great food. Great service. Did the tour and its a must-do if you are visiting!!!
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interesting history
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Great tour!
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Excellent tour. Wonderful place. Great value!
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I WOULD recommend this place for another kind of person-- someone interested in art, in history, in learning more about the peculiar bits of history of this area. It was not a bad place to visit, but my husband and I would not return; it was a little...less interesting for us (since we're not into any of the above areas of interested I mentioned). Also, it was a bit tricky on the tour because there was a lot of construction being done, so it was very difficult to hear the tour guide and certain areas were not being viewed at all. I guess we were looking for something more interactive and generally educational like Genesee Country Village and Museum.
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The tour itself was very very small, just the one block of the campus, all of my company and I would have liked a tour of the restaurant included in the tour. Also there was a ton of construction going on while we were touring and I don't think they should have offered the tour while this was happening it was very distracting and dangerous. The information itself was very interesting, I enjoyed learning about the history of the campus very much.
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very interesting tour
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very informational and enjoyable.
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Another venue for those who value historic preservation. Friendly docent with a trove of knowledge. Looking forward to another visit when further improvements are completed.
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we had a wonderful trip to the campus and was a great tour
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Development of the Roycroft Campus began in 1897 by author, lecturer, and entrepreneur Elbert Hubbbard, who sought to create a utopian society of artisans in reaction to the mass production of the Industrial Age. Drawing on inspiration by leaders of the arts-and-crafts movement in the UK, Hubbard founded the Roycroft Press to produce monthly publications, books, and elaborate conspiracy theories. After gaining international recognition for an essay he wrote in 1899, Hubbard was able to further expand and promote the Roycroft community, erecting 13 additional buildings on the campus over the next decade.

In its prime, the community was home to 23 presses and more imported handmade paper than all American printing institutions combined. More than 500 resident artists worked in wood, stained glass, and copper, and Roycroft became a thriving mecca for craftsmen, authors, artists, and philosophers. In 1986, the campus was designated a national historic landmark. Today it is home to 9 of the original 14 structures, preserved and restored throughout the last 17 years by the Roycroft Campus Corporation and open for exploration during guided walking tours.

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