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Styles of Architecture in Buffalo, NY
Note that there are no universally accepted classifications or dates.


Major Styles - Chronological Order

1790-1830

Federal Style

Illustration: Sears House, 75 Barker St.

1820-1860

Greek Revival


Illustration: Ansley Wilcox Mansion / Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

1830-1900

Victorian

1830-1860

Gothic Revival

Illustration: St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral

1840-1900

Romanesque Revival

Illustration: St. Francis de Sales RC Church

See also: Basilica Style

1850-1860

Octagon

Illustration: Rich Twinn Octagon House

1850-1885

Italianate

Illustration: Charles W. Miller House

 

1850-1900

Byzantine Revival

1860-1890

Second Empire

Illustration: Sternberg House/The Mansion on Delaware Avenue

1860-1890

Stick

Illustration: Caulkins House

1870-1890

Eastlake

Illustration: Carlton Ladd House

1870-1920

Colonial Revival

Illustration: Rockwell Hall, State U. College at Buffalo

See also: Dutch Colonial Revival

1870-1900

Richardsonian Romanesque

Illustration: Buffalo Psychiatric Center Administration Building

1876-1930

Beaux Arts

Illustration: John W. Bush House, 6 Lincoln Parkway

1880-1900

Shingle

Illustration: 420 linwood Ave.

1880-1910

Queen Anne

Illustration: 409 Linwood Avenue

1890-1920

Sullivanesque

Illustration: Guaranty Building

1890-1940

Bungalow

Illustration: 452 Parkside Ave.

1890-1929

'Buffalo Doubles': Industrial Vernacular Style

Illustration: Colvin Avenue

1895-1920

Renaissance Revival

Illustration: Niagara Share Building

End of the Nineteeth Century

Art Nouveau

Illustration: Calumet Building

End of the Nineteeth Century

Baroque Revival

Illustration: Our Lady of Victory Basilica

 

Period Revival

1900-1940

See also: Spanish Eclectic

1900-1940

Georgian Revival

Illustration: 65 Lincoln Parkway

1900-1920

Neoclassicism

Illustration: Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Museum

1900-1920

Prairie

Illustration: Darwin Martin House

1900-1920

American Foursquare

Alternate name: Prairie Box

Sometimes classified as a substyle of Prairie houses

Illustration: 98 Tillinghast Place

1905-1930

Arts and Crafts/Craftsman

Illustration: Charles Rohlfs/Anna Catherine Green House


Early Twentieth century

Tudor Revival
Includes Jacobean Revival

Illustration: Jewett M. Richmond House

1920s, 1960s

French Provincial Revival

Illustration: Wallace House

1920-1970

Modern

Illustration: M&T Bank

See also: International

1925-1940

Art Deco

Illustration: Buffalo City Hall

See also: Egyptian/Egyptian Revival

1930-1945

Art Moderne

Illustration: Greyhound Bus Terminal

1930-1970

Ranch

Illustration: 390 LeBrun Road, AMHERST

1945-1960

Brutalism

Illustration: Buffalo City Court

1970-present

Postmodern

Illustration: Federal Court Building

20th Century substyles:

The Transition From 19th to 20th Century in Industrial Design

Kit / Catalog Houses

Daylight Factory

Workers' Cottages

Duplexes and Two-Family Flats

Early Twentieth Century Commercial (1900-1930) One-story, flat roof

Commercial Architectural Styles


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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Major Styles, Alphabetical order

American Foursquare

Art Deco

Art Moderne

Art Nouveau

Arts and Crafts / Craftsman

Baroque Revival

.Beaux Arts

Brutalism

.'Buffalo Doubles': Industrial Vernacular Style

.Bungalow

Byzantine Revival

Classical Revival / Jeffersonian Classicism / Roman Classicism

Colonial Revival

.Eastlake

.Federal

Georgian Revival

Gothic Revival

Greek Revival

International

Italianate

Jacobean Revival - See Tudor

Modern

Neoclassical

Octagon

Queen Anne

Period Revival

Prairie

Renaissance Revival Style

Richardsonian Romanesque

Romanesque Revival

Second Empire

Shingle

Stick

Sullivanesque

Tudor Revival

Victorian

20th Century substyles: 

The Transition From 19th to 20th Century in Industrial Design

Kit / Catalog Houses

Daylight Factory

Workers' Cottages

Duplexes and Two-Family Flats

Early Twentieth Century Commercial (1900-1930) One-story, flat roof

Commercial Architectural Styles

See also: French Architecture and Furniture Styles


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