Clinton Brown Company Architecture/Rebuild - on the Buffalo Architecture and History Website

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  ............ Landmarks and Historic Districts in Buffalo, NY

The Parke Lane Apartments / Park Lane Condominium
33 Gates Circle, Buffalo, NY
Park Lane Condominiums - Official Website


Photo submitted with the Nomination

Nomination for Listing on the State & National Registers of Historic Places

2016 Exterior Photos


Norton House:
1901 Georgian Revival mansion
Parke Apartments built:
1924-25
on the grounds of the former Peter Norton and wife Jennie Watson mansion.
Original name:
Parke Apartments
Parke origin:
1919 Building bought by Walter Parke, head of a  Chicago real estate company that built the apartment house
Architect:
H. L. Stevens & Co., NY City
Style:
Second Renaissance Revival
Structure:
Cast-in-place concrete
Name change:
1925 The Parke Lane apartments
1926 The Park Lane apartments
Park Lane apartments converted to condominiums:
1977


Peter Norton mansion adaptive reuse: 1926 Park Lane Restaurant
1926 Park lane Restaurant manager:
Peter Gust Economou
Rebuilt  Park Lane Restaurant:
1971
Tudor Revival style
Neighbors:
Gates Circle
Millard Fillmore Hospital
Similar luxurious apartment houses:
Campanile
800 West Ferry


East elevation


Date reflects change in spelling, from Parke Lane to Park lane




East elevation, facing Gates Circle




Main entrance wing








Main entrance  ...  Detail below ...  Background: Gates Circle-Delaware Apartments




Broken pediment above fanlight ...   Engaged Tuscan columns





North elevation


North elevation facing Lafayette Avenue




Corner quoins ...  Third story window cornices ...  First story window pediments  (detail below:)




First story window pediments




Corner quoins ... Second story window features stone lintel and sill  ... Keystone  ...  Rounded arch with decorated tympanum above eight over eight lights




Keystone  ...  Rounded arch with decorated tympanumribbons, garland, pendant bellflowers ...  Label stops




Stone (Ohio limestone?) window surround:  Triangular pediment  ... Plain frieze




Roundel ...  Broken pediment with acanthus ornament




Cornice  supported by ancone




Flanking C scroll buttresses




Copper modillion-supported cornice




North west elevations






Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
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