|We focused on two areas in downtown Buffalo. The first place that we visited was Summer Street and two smaller streets off of Summer Street: Little Summer and Ketchum. The second area that we visited was Johnson Park. The Summer Street area featured beautiful gardens and interesting architecture, with houses dating back to the 1820s. There are very few structures in Buffalo that are older than that. Buffalo was burned down by the British during the War of 1812. The conflagration occurred on December 30th, 1813. British troops, having beaten back the Americans, decided to take revenge for the Americans having burned down the village of Newark. The British got overly excited by plundering and arson. That was the end of Buffalo for the time being. As for Newark, well, it was renamed, and is now known as Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. It is the home of theaters and is an artist’s dream home town.