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Edward J. Barcalo House

371 Depew Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Built:

1907

Architect:

Green & Wicks

First owner:

Edward J. Barcalo, Chairman & founder of the Barcalo Manufacturing Company (online Nov. 2012). The Barcalo plant was located on O'Connell St.
Barcalo was a friend of E.B. Green and was
one of the pallbearers at his funeral.

Styles:

Georgian Revival / Neoclassical / Arts & Crafts (Craftsman)

Exterior building material:

Onondaga limestone laid in random courses
Local history:
"According to Bob Venneman (d. 1998) the 1907 Thomas Flyer, New York to Paris Great Race Trophy was displayed on the front lawn of the Barcalo House after the great race. "- Barbara Townsend

Barcalo was the first company to manufacture sliding-side cribs and diversified with a variety of products including a line of tools and forged parts for airplanes. The company's lasting claim to fame is based on the famous BarcaLounger reclining chair.

In 1940, Edward Joel Barcalo acquired a license to manufacture "scientifically articulated" motion chairs patented by Dr. Anton Lorenz.

- Barry Muskat, Buffalo Spree, March 2004


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Georgian Revival feature: overall symmetrical composition enriched with classical detail

Georgian Revival features:

Georgian Revival features:

Georgian Revival feature: bay window with leaded glass transoms and paneled below the lights (glass panes)

Craftsman features:

Craftsman feature: widely overhanging eaves with unenclosed rafters

BarcaLounger ad

BarcaLounger ad


Photos and their arrangement 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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