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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

Built:
1898
Architect: Lansing & Beierl
Also designed the Lafayette Presbyterian Church at the corner of Elmwood and Lafayette, just down the block
Style:
Eclectic:
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
Status:
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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