George K. Birge House - Table of Contents

George K. Birge House
(also known as the Circle House)
32 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, New York

Erected

1896-1897

Architects

Little and Browne of Boston, Massachusetts.

Style

Georgian Revival

The photographs below were taken in April, 2004. Recently, the law firm of Matusick, Spadafora, and Verrastro purchased the building from the Bufflao Philharmonic Orchestra who had planned to renovate the building and use it as offices. The photos are pre-restoration by the law firm.



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Reception hall

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Looking through Georgian Revival style windows out onto Symphony Circle

Glass safety barrier on the second floor

Detail from previous photo

Detail from previous photo.

Palladian-style entrance into parlor: fanlight ... round Ionic columns supporting entablature

Second floor

Second floor - skylight

From the dining room looking into the reception hall

First floor dining room

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Palladian window ... Ionic columns

Eared door architrave ... Ionic columns

Fluted Ionic pilasters flanking fireplace.

Detail from previous photo. Guilloche panel border ... Fluted Ionic pilaster

First floor front room ("parlor") off reception hall

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Left: fanlight over French doors leading to reception hall

  • Fanlights over French doors leading to reception hall
  • Plaster corbel supporting plaster vault

Fanlight over French doors leading to reception hall

Plaster corbel supporting plaster vault


Pilasters flanking fireplace

Plaster pilasters with capitals support plaster vault

 

First floor living room

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Detail from previous photo. Fluted Corinthian column flanking fireplace

Detail from previous photo.



Detail from previous photo.

Detail from previous photo.



Misc.

     

     

Detail from previous photo.

George K. Birge House - Table of Contents

Basement remnant of (Birge?) wallpaper on wall

  • Top: Vestibule trellised ceiling
  • Bottom: Plaster ceiling

Birge carriage house air vent



Special thanks to the following for their cooperation:



Photos and their arrangement 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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