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Courier Express Building / Diocese of Buffalo Catholic
785-795 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
One of the most important Art Deco style interiors in the city
Main Street entrance
Looking up in the middle of the lobby: Art Deco chandelier, ceiling surround, balcony balustrade ... Three details below:
Detail #1 - Art Deco chandelier, ceiling surround
Detail #2 - Second floor balcony balustrade
Detail #3 - Second floor balcony balustrade detail
Art Deco chandelier
Center: bead-and-reel, detailed in photo below:
Incised elevator panels depict historic printers' marks
Left panel: Aldus Pius Manutius (1449 – February 6, 1515) was an Italian humanist who became a printer and publisher when he founded the Aldine Press at Venice. The fish is a dolphin. SOURCE: Wikiwordbook (online October 2016)
Left panel: Nicolini from Sabbio, Giovanni Antonio & Nicolini from Sabbio, Peter (1523 - 1546). Original printers of Sabbio Chiese near Brescia active in Venice. They printed texts in Greek. Printer's mark: Cabbage with a snake coiled at the stem. On the sides are the names: Io. Anto et brothers. SOURCE: CERL Thesaurus (online October 2016)
Right panel: Aldus Pius Manutius. Same as above.
Printers' marks ... Terrazzo floor
Printer's mark ... Terrazzo floor
1989 mural by Rev. Thomas Ribits ... Four details below:
Upper left background: St. Louis Church, Guaranty Building, City Hall, Old County Hall.
Middle buildings: Courier Express Building, Concrete and wooden grain elevators, Our Lady of Victory Basilica.
Bottom left foreground: St. Joseph's Cathedral.
Fr. Nelson Baker, Bishop John Timon, Saint John Neumann
Niagara River and Niagara Falls ... Modern building: Wintergarden
Packet boat in Lockport's locks ... Saxaphonist: Grover Washington, Jr.