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Frank X. Winkler House
103 Seymour Street, Buffalo NY

C. 1880s
Queen Anne
Related building:
F.X. Winkler & Sons Grocery Store
Eligible for inclusion in a State and National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Historic District.  See the nomination.

Following the closure and filling of the Hydraulic Canal, what had previously been North and South Canal Streets was refashioned to form Seymour Street in the 1880s. Seymour Street is one of the more “fashionable” residential streets in the Hydraulics neighborhood. It features larger, predominately Queen Anne styled houses, which often were the homes of the more successful business owners in the area.

These houses include the home of Frank X. Winkler at 103 Seymour Street, owner and operator of the F.X. Winkler & Sons grocery store which operated facing onto 760 Seneca Street.

The size and detailing of these homes indicates the wealth and prosperity which some area residents accomplished in the Hydraulics neighborhood at the turn of the century.

Porch gable features elaborate stick work details. The closed gable features an elaborate Palladian window, decorative shingles and a band of dentil molding as a type of entablature. The west façade of the building features a full- height bay projection with a more decorative shingles and a semi-conical roof, giving this element the appearance of a tower.
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Queen Anne style known charactertized by its gable window and decorated tympanum in the porch gable.

Palladian window ... Wooden shingles

Half timbering stick work in tympanum ... Wrought iron probably replaced wooden columns

West elevation features a bay.
Note F.X. Winkler & Sons Grocery Store on Seneca Street in background.

Cross gables ... Note corner window

East elevation features a bay.
Note Larkin Co. Terminal Warehouse /Larkin at Exchange on Exchange Street in background.

Photos and their arrangement 2013 Chuck LaChiusa
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