3 Chapin Parkway - Table of Contents
Exterior - Samuel Risman House
3 Chapin Parkway , Buffalo, NY
Research by Judy Tucker
||Georgian Colonial Revival
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.
||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.
||prominent Southtowns OB/GYN, Dr. Carlos Santos,
||Donna M. Fernandes, Director of the Buffalo Zo
|2005 Owner:||Kurt and Sandra Lang
|2015 Owner:||Jason and Jennifer Lang|
||Contributing member of Elmwood Historic District (East)
3 Chapin Parkway
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