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Herbert H. Hewitt House - Inn Buffalo/Off Elmwood B&B

  619 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Inn Buffalo/Off Elmwood - Official Website

Architect: Lansing & Beierl
Also designed the Lafayette Presbyterian Church at the corner of Elmwood and Lafayette, just down the block
Stick ornamentation, Richardsonian Romanesque porch, Arts & Crafts siding, Queen Anne stained glass
Square footage: 10,000 sq. ft. +
Converted to rooming house: 1943
Converted to B&B: 2015
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

2013 photo

Original pair of hitching posts

Medina sandstone hitching post and porch

Flared attic gable roofs and  barge boards ... Half-timbered dormers ... Second story  Stick style ornamentation ... Second story bow window ... Richardsonian Romanesque style porch and porte-cochere

Cross gable roof

  Medina sandstone foundation

Quoined brick chimney

Second story bow window ... Stick style ornamentation ...
The asymmetrical composition of the Eastern Stick style is highlighted by functional-appearing decorative "stick work." The style is defined primarily by decorative detailing -- the characteristic multi-textured wall surfaces and roof trusses whose stickwork faintly mimics the exposed structural members of Medieval half-timbered houses.

Dentil molding ... Arts & Crafts style  knee brace

East elevation

Arts & Crafts style  rafter tails support  overhanging eaves

Paired, gabled, half-timbered  dormer windows  ...  Although proponents lauded the structural honesty of Stick style, the visible stickwork, unlike true half-timbering, was merely applied decoration with no structural relation to the underlying balloon-frame construction

Exposed rafter tails support flared gables ...  Half-timbered tympanum ...  Dentil molding ...  Dormer lattice window ... Quoined chimney

Dining room leaded glass sash windows raise into the upper wall... Arts & Crafts style  painted wooden shingles

Unusual 3-1-3 wooden shingle siding

Photos from the rooftop

Neighbor at the end of the block at Elmwood Avenue:  Lafayette Presbyterian Church, also designed by  Lansing & Beierl

Flared attic gable roofs on the west elevation

Quoined chimney

Three combination air conditioning and heating units

 Special thanks to owners Ellen and Joseph Lettieri for their cooperation and assistance in 2015.
Photos and their arrangement 2015 Chuck LaChiusa
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