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Rand Building
14 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, New York

Construction end:

1929

Architects:

Franklyn & William Kidd; James W Kideney & Assoc.

(Rand House, also designed by the Kidds)

Construction firm:

John W. Cowper Company
Name:
Named after George F. Rand, Sr., former president of Marine Bank

Style:

Art Deco skyscraper
Height: 391 ft., 29 floors
Tallest Buildings in Buffalo (online October 2014)

On this page, below:

Elevations

Dirigible mooring post

Facade

See also:  Christopher Gray, "Not Just a Perch for King Kong"  New York Times excerpt, related to Dirigible mooring post


Elevation photos
Elevation:  a particular side of a building
Photos taken between 2005-2017



Postcard   ...   Looking north (south elevation)  ...   To the left of the Rand Building is the 1876 Buffalo German Insurance Co. Building



Photo taken in 2008   ...     Looking north   ...   Note the plain top of the Tishman Building  ...   Top of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument



Photo taken in 2016   ...   Looking north from Lafayette Square ...  Note top of the Tishman Building:  in 2016 the Hilton Garden Inn






Looking west (east elevation)




 Photo taken in 2008   ...     Looking east  (west elevation) ...   William Hengerer Company / Lafayette Court Building   ...   Tishman Building   ...   Note the plain top of the Tishman Building    ...    Rectangular white building lower right: Western Savings Bank / Main Court Building




Looking northwest   ...   At rightWilliam Hengerer Company / Lafayette Court Building


Stepped




Dirigible mooring post
2018 photos


Details, from the top down:




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Facade
Photos taken between 2005-2017


Bottom of the "dirigible mooring mast"   ...   See excerpt from a New Times article






Finials




Monumental Art Deco style finials



Rosettes flanked by lotus flowers







Scrolled acanthus leaves







S Scrolls in spandrel panels




Dentils below stone sill




Art Deco main entrance   ...   Detail below:







Cornerstone






Photos and their arrangement 2017 Chuck LaChiusa
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