Patrick C. Kelly House - Table of Contents

Exterior - Patrick J. Kelly House
268 Crescent Avenue, Buffalo, NY




Craftsman/Arts & Crafts style
1920 census:
Patrick Kelly (died in 1927, still working)
Helen Kelly
5 sons
2 daughters (including Helen C. Kelly who later took ownership in 1930)
1. A contributing member of the Parkside East Historic District.
2. Home of a prominent Buffalo businessman, partner of Hens & Kelly Department Store
Crescent Avenue: Although modified at the time of its dedication to the city between 1887 and 1892, Crescent Avenue conforms in general to Olmsted's 1876 and c.1886 street patterns for the planned Parkside subdivision. The curving road extends north from Humboldt Parkway to Amherst Street before turning west and terminating at Colvin Avenue.

Virtually all building types and architectural styles present in the Parkside East Historic District are represented by examples on Crescent Avenue, with early Queen Anne style houses occurring near the southern end, and rows of American Foursquare houses and modified Bungalows most prevalent north of Jewett Parkway. Houses on the street are characterized by a high level of architectural integrity; of the approximately 300 houses located on the street, only two are classified as non-contributing: 722, a heavily altered c.1920 Bungalow, and 229, a c.1960 two-story brick residence.
Living Places: Parkside East Historic District (online May 2017)

2017 Photos

East elevation

Double-width lot,  the widest in Parkside


Slate  hipped roof with ribbon-window  dormer   ...   Widely overhanging eaves   ...   Stuccoed second story


...   Gray-painted stucco   ...   Closed shutters mask original windows   ...  
The entire front of the second floor is the master bedroom.  These shuttered windows indicate that this is not an American Foursquare style house with two bedrooms in the front and two more behind;  Furthermore, there are 3 additional  bedrooms behind the master bedroom, not the American Foursquare two bedrooms  

Enclosed sun porch

Latticed arbor

Medina sandstone apron at end of driveway (See first photo above)

Arts & Crafts style latticed arbor and columns

Rafters are a defining feature for Arts & Crafts style   ...   Wisteria is popular in Parkside  ....  .. Original concrete columns  with wisteria   ...    Lattice not original

Photo taken May 22, 2017   ...   Photo courtesy of Theresa Roma

Photo taken May 22, 2017   ...   Photo courtesy of Theresa Roma

Photo taken May 22, 2017   ...   Photo courtesy of Theresa Roma

North elevation

Variation of Palladian windowFanlight extends over three windows instead of only the center   ...   Keystone   ...   Top of canopy

Canopy supported by S scroll wrought iron

Canopy supported by S scroll wrought iron

Porch and pool

Dormer detailed below:

Broken pediment

Carriage house/Garage

Interior below:

Originally, the caretaker's apartment with the hayloft above

Interior shown in photo below:

Originally the horse stable   ...   Stairs at right are a later addition after horses and carriages were replaced by cars   ...    Staircase at right was originally the space for a ladder into the hayloft

Concrete horse manure container

Special thanks to owners Theresa and Adam Roma for their assistance in 2017

Photos (except where noted) and their arrangement  2017 Chuck LaChiusa
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