Charles W. Goodyear House - Table of Contents

Exterior - Charles W. Goodyear House / Oracle School
888 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York
(in Delaware Preservation District)


Cost: $500,000 ($12,430,575 in 2007)


Green & Wicks


Beaux Arts Classicism / French Renaissance Revival


Delaware Avenue Preservation District / Millionaires' Row

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Two and half story house with a style derived from French Regency Style

Main entrance on the right side (north) of the house.

Front. Slate mansard roof with bricked in portico

Eight Tuscan columns in first story center bay

Urn between pairs of columns

Acanthus leaves ornamentation

Brick corner quoins

The left front complementing window and carved keystone

Ornamentation: ("guilloche") on balconet

Corbel supporting bracket for balconet

Female face carved in the keystone

Stained glass transom

Main entrance. Canopy over double doors.

Delaware Avenue in the background

Entablature over canopy


Portico to right of main entrance (north side)

Portico to right of main entrance (north side)

Panel with keystone surround, festoon, and stylized drops

Slate mansard roof with straight sides.

Dormers: semicircular stone pediments, large keystone

Dormer: broken pediment, cartouche, keystone, block pilasters

Chimney entablature: acanthus leaves in frieze

Mansard roof, dormers, and chimneys

1961 photo of front portico. Note that portico is not bricked in

1931 photo of front (east) elevation

1931 photo of main (north) entrance. Note canopy.

1931 photo of rear (west) elevation

2015 photo

Photo source: Bogalusa Story, p. 66

Photo source: Bogalusa Story, p. 68

Sources of information:

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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