Chapin Parkway - Houses

11 Chapin Parkway
Buffalo, NY

History Beneath Illustrations




Italian Renaissance styling







Block modillions support the cornice   ...    Brick pilasters with Corinthian capitals   ...   Flemish bond brick pattern








Vousoirs surround the fanlight over casement windows




Keystones in the center of the vousoirs



Arcaded recessed open sitting porch   ...   Tuscan columns











Chapin Parkway

The entirety of Chapin Parkway, part of Olmsted’s Buffalo parks and parkways system, falls in the Elmwood Historic District (East), running from Soldiers Place to Gates Circle.

It is 200 feet wide with a wide median/park with regularly planted trees running down the center, cast iron decorative luminaires on poles with Art Nouveau flourishes and glass globes, and sandstone curbs.

The majority of the grand, eclectically styled homes on Chapin Parkway were built in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

 A trace of the former equestrian trail exists on the centerline of Chapin Parkway, recalling the multi-modal character of Olmsted’s parkway vision.
- National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Elmwood Historic District (EAST)   p.8
11 Chapin Parkway

ca. 1924

2-story hipped roof masonry building with Italian Renaissance styling; ashlar stone foundation, slate roof.

Front elevation features central polygonal bay, arcaded recessed open sitting porch brick pilasters with Corinthian capitals.

Entry located at side elevation. Windows typically wood casement at first floor with elliptical fanlights and keystones.

Second floor windows typically 8/1 wood sash double hung. Modillioned eaves.

Contains contributing flat-roof secondary building (garage).
National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Elmwood Historic District (EAST)   p.91

See also:  National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Frederick Law Olmsted  – Parks and Parkways


Photos and their arrangement 2017 Chuck LaChiusa
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