Hotchkiss-Sidway House - Table of Contents

Hotchkiss-Sidway House
William H. Hotchkiss - Mrs. Frank St John Sidway
37 Oakland Place, Buffalo, NY




Colonial Revival


Lansing & Beierl

Other Oakland Place houses

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Historic photo

Colonial Revival



Front entrance

South side of house features Palladian window

North side of house

  • Copper hipped roof over side door
  • Chimney brick pattern both contrasts and mimics painted wooden shingles

Ancones and leaded, bowed oriel windows support jetty

An excerpt from
Oakland Place: Gracious Living in Buffalo
Martin Wachadlo

Published by Buffalo Heritage Unlimited

This is Oakland Place's most effervescent rendition of the Colonial Revival style. The balanced façade is fronted by a full-width porch supported by fluted Tuscan columns, while above on the second story, oriels flank a pair of oval windows. 

The high hip roof is pierced by numerous dormers topped with broken swan's neck pediments and finials, and the roofline was originally crowned with a balustrade

The north façade is especially interesting: delicate oriel windows of curved leaded glass flank the massive chimney. The projecting second floor shelters them and enfolds the chimney. In a departure from the usual clapboards, the entire exterior is clad in alternating wide and narrow bands of shingles.

Special thanks to current owners, Thomas & Laura Chestnut, for their cooperation

Photos and their arrangement © 2006 Chuck LaChiusa
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