3 Chapin Parkway - Table of Contents

Exterior - Samuel Risman  House
3 Chapin Parkway , Buffalo, NY

Research by  Judy Tucker

2016 Photos

Built:
1924
Architect:
?
Style:
Georgian Colonial Revival
Original owner:
Samuel Risman. 
Only a year after the house was completed, Mr. Risman moved to Miami where he managed and developed the 10 story Henrietta Towers in the fashionable area of Miami called Fort Dallas Park.  His wife soon moved out of 3 Chapin and joined her husband in Florida.  On February 10, 1927, the Buffalo Courier Express ran a story “Think Ex-Buffalo Man’s Death Plunge Accidental”.   The paper reported that Mr. Risman either jumped or fell to his death from the top of the Henrietta Towers the day before, on February 9, 1927. 
1927 Owner:
Frederick E. Munschauer.
Munschauer and his wife, Harriet, live in this house in the 1930’s.  Mr. Munschauer was a partner in Heinz & Munschauer.  The firm ran Niagara Refrigerators, a company that had begun manufacturing refrigerators as far back as 1865.
1990s owner:
prominent Southtowns OB/GYN, Dr. Carlos Santos,
2001 Owner:
Donna M. Fernandes, Director of the Buffalo Zo
2005 Owner: Kurt and Sandra Lang
2015 Owner: Jason and Jennifer Lang
Status:
Contributing member of Elmwood Historic District (East)



3 Chapin Parkway

ca. 1924
2 1⁄2-story side gable brick masonry residence with Colonial Revival styling; slate roof.  ...   Features main entry portico with grouped wood supports facing Gates Circle.   ...  Windows typically 8/8 wood sash double hung windows.  ...  Features belt coursing, cornice with triglyph and drops, hipped roof dormers.  ...  1-story sun porches on both sides of building.   ...  Contains contributing brick secondary building (garage).
- National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Elmwood Historic District (EAST), Section 7,  page 92





West and south elevations





Gate indicates where the original driveway was located ...  The side entrance was the original main entrance






Quarter round window with spiderweb muntins




1-story sun porch




Dormers: Sash double hung windows ... Slate-covered




Main entrance portico (south) since the driveway from Chapin was paved over (see drawing above) ...  Three details below:


Detail #1:  Cartouche with year of construction ... Ribbons flank the oval ...  Triglyphs and drops


Detail #2:  Fanlight is typical Colonial Revival style feature


Detail #3: Tuscan style columns





8 over 8 lights ...  Brick voussoirs ... Running bond brick pattern




Family room addition










View from Delaware Ave, driveway




North entrance used to be the main entrance until the original driveway was removed   
 




Special thanks to owners Jennifer and Jason Lang for their cooperation in 2016

Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
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