Sovereign Apartments
1165 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY




Charles N. Agree


Colonial Revival

Charles N. Agree, Architect
Research by Patrick Mahoney

Charles N. Agree designed the Sovereign Apartments at the Northeast corner of Delaware Avenue and West Ferry in 1924.

The Buffalo firm of Lewis and Hill acted as Associate Architects for the project. 

The Buffalo Sunday Express reported that the Sovereign surpassed all local apartments in size and was of the ‘Colonial Type’. 

M.M. Robinson of Lincoln Properties Corp. of Detroit was the principal owner during construction. The fifty-nine apartment structure contained one hundred ninety three rooms and was sold to the Reed Service Corporation upon completion. The building’s primary materials are cut stone and tapestry brick.

NE corner Delaware and West Ferry

Delaware Avenue, west elevation

Bellflower swags  ...  Dentil molding

Flemish bond brick pattern on parapet   ...  Running bond brick pattern below the parapet  ...   Dentil molding

Keystone  ...  Voussoirs  ...  6 over 1 lights  ...  Stone sill  ...  Running bond brick pattern

Georgian entrance  ...  Fluted  Tuscan columns ...  Address in capital letters on frieze  ...  Rope molding around doors  ...  Details below:

Dentil molding   ...  Patera  ...  Fluted  Tuscan columns  ...  Ancone-shaped  keystone

Dentil molding   ...  Ancone

Rope molding around doors

Scroll buttresses

Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
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