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Exterior - Buffalo Seminary
205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, NY


2016 photo

Completed:

1909

Architect:

George F. Newton

Style:

Jacobean Revival / Tudor Revival / Collegiate Gothic



Buffalo Female Academy founded 1851   ...  Renamed Buffalo Seminary in 1889






Drawing by architect George E. Newton   ...   School opened in 1909






Facade - North Elevation - Bidwell Parkway

Photos taken between 2004-2017














Terra cotta  ornamentation, including C scroll buttresses




Terra cotta  finial




Terra cotta trefoil motif







Terra cotta  compound arch and stylized faces




Bas-relief faces










Terra cotta










Capital detail below:


Cast iron Ionic capital




Pier buttresses - a typical Gothic style feature




Window tracery




Crenelated 1-story wing 



Detail below:


Terra cotta trefoil motif




South elevation - Potomac Avenue


Six bays




Finial on dome   ...   Terra cotta blind battlement




Terra cotta compound arch with label stops  ...   Five trefoils    ...   Indiana(?) limestone




Terra cotta  compound arch with foliate ornaments




Terra cottaHoodmold with label stops   ...   Gibbs surround




Note diamond pattern brick work (detailed below:)










Special thanks to the administration for their cooperation, and especially to Nancy Miller and Gary Sutton for their assistance in 2004.
Special thanks to Buffalo Seminary Director of Communications Erin Kelly for her assistance in 2017.

Photos and their arrangement 2017 Chuck LaChiusa
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