Chapin Parkway - Houses

41 Chapin Parkway
Buffalo, NY

History Beneath Illustrations

2017 Photos


Photo taken June 2017



Colonial Revival style




Pedimented gable  dormer with slate cladding   ...   Slate roof



Portico   ...   Tower of the Winds order: Roman (smooth shaft) style columns with a row of palm leaves and acanthus leaves below   ...   8 over 16 lights  with keystone in surround and stone sills    ...   Side lights   ...   Flemish bond brick pattern






Tower of the Winds order: Roman (smooth shaft) style columns with a row of palm leaves and acanthus leaves below



transom light   ...   Side lights

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
41 Chapin Parkway
ca. 1919

2 1⁄2-story side gable Flemish bond brick residence with Colonial Revival styling; poured concrete foundation, slate roof.

Features central portico with stylized Corinthian columns, wood door sidelights and transom above. Windows typically 8/8 and 8/12 wood sash double hung with stone sills and keystones. Slate sided gable dormers.

Features two-story flat roof wing. Contains contributing brick secondary building (garage).
- Elmwood Historic District (EAST) National Register of Historic Places Nomination  p. 92


Photos and their arrangement 2017 Chuck LaChiusa
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