232 Crescent Avenue
Buffalo, New York

Owners:



One of the previous owners, a stained glass artisan, successfully in-filled many of the existing windows.

Style:

Victorian "Stick" style.
This transitional style links the preceding Gothic Revival, lead by the famous Andrew Jackson Downing, with the subsequent Victorian Queen Anne.

Architectural Features:

  • Exterior: Applied raised trim boards ("stickwork") at the peak of the gable end wall, a feature that harkens back to medieval half-timbered houses

  • Exterior: Broad expanse of the second floor which projects out over the first floor, supported by exaggerated scale diagonal bracing

  • Exterior: Large diameter Greek columns at each corner support a hipped roof front porch.

  • Interior: Stained glass window at the intermediate landing.

  • Interior: Many examples of original stained glass, including a three-dimensional elliptical shaped window in the dining room.

  • Interior: Quartersawn oak used throughout the first floor


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  • Projecting gable
  • Diagonal boards applied over horizontal clapboards on gable ends of upper story, a feature that harkens back to medieval half-timbered houses.
  • Left hand (south) side of house
  • Projecting gable
  • Ribbon band of windows in attic

Cross gable roof detail

Right hand (north) side of house second floor

Typical stick style oversized and slightly ornamented knee brace under second floor projecting balcony

Foyer stairway: quartersawn oak. Stained glass is not original to house

Stained glass window at the intermediate landing.

Photo taken from living room

Oak "pocket" (sliding) doors between living room and dining room. Pocket doors were used for heat conservation and also privacy, especially from servants.


  • Oak floors in living room and dining room.
  • Note partly recessed pocket door.



Dining room wainscoting

Original stained glass: three-dimensional, elliptical shaped window in the dining room.




Special thanks to 2002 owners Larry Adamczyk and Keith Crippen for their cooperation.

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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