Bush Family - Table of Contents

William M. Hotchkiss House
20 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY

Erected:

1904
Architect:
Lansing & Beierl

Style:

Craftsman

Location:

Other Lincoln Parkway Homes
..... Buffalo Park and Parkway System
Distinction: The 2011 National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference in Buffalo Candlelight House Tour

PHOTOS Beneath text

An excerpt from
Oakland Place: Gracious Living in Buffalo
By
Martin Wachadlo
Published by Buffalo Heritage Unlimited

The home [37 Oakland Place] was built for William H. Hotchkiss and his wife, Katherine Bush. It was designed in late 1897 by the firm of Lansing & Beierl and work was completed the following year. 

[The Hotchkiss family previously lived at 173 Summer.]

Katherine's family lived in a mansion at the northwest corner of Delaware Avenue and Summer Street [#762] and they had owned the land on which this new home was built since 1860, long before Oakland Place was established. Hotchkiss was a lawyer with Hotchkiss & Bush and he later served as state superintendent of insurance. 

William and Katherine sold the house in 1904. They moved to a new home, also designed by Lansing & Beierl, at 20 Lincoln Parkway. [Katherine's father, John Westervelt Bush, had built a house at 6 Lincoln Parkway the previous year, 1903 after he sold 762 Delaware Avenue.]


Architect


Lansing & Beierl  designed three houses in a row for related members of the Bush Family: John W. (#6),  Myron P. (#14),  and Katherine Bush Hotchkiss (#20).  Katherine's husband, William Hotchkiss, and Myron P. Bush were law partners.

Lansing & Beierl had also designed the previous Hotchkiss house at 37 Oakland Place in 1897-98  Williams Lansing designed his own house at 29 Oakland in 1898, so Lansing and the Hotchkisses were neighbors.

Brochure entry
from the 2011 Candlelight House Tour
during The National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference in Buffalo.

Sponsored by Preservation Buffalo Niagara.

William H Hotchkiss had his home designed by Lansing and Beierl and built by Charles A Berrick and Sons for $14, 000 in 1904.

In 1927 the second owner, Edward S Warren, modified the home with brick veneer and built the garage. 

Sometimes referred to as a “Craftsman Style” home, this home has the added features of the clinker brick veneer and the interacting boards giving it an elaborate style.

The current owners have owned the house since1995. Mrs. Rider who is an Interior Designer/Decorator and Antiques Dealer is responsible for the interior furnishings of this beautiful home. Please pay attention to the dining room ceiling which was designed by Mrs. Rider and brought to fruition by Mr. Rider.


Photo source: Beautiful Homes of Buffalo, 1915



Left:  #14  Lincoln Parkway ..... Right: #20
Lansing & Beierl  designed three houses in a row for related  Bush Family members: John H. (#6), his son  Myron P. (#14),  and his daughter Katherine Bush Hotchkiss (#20).  Katherine's husband, William Hotchkiss, and Myron P. Bush were law partners.

Lansing & Beierl had also designed the previous Hotchkiss house at 37 Oakland Place in 1897-98  Williams Lansing designed his own house at 29 Oakland in 1898, so Lansing and the Hotchkisses were neighbors.








Plain bargeboard ..... Half-timbering





Similar clinker bricks were used on the Grand Island Herman T. Koerner House










Reseearch consultant: Martin Wachadlo

Photos and their arrangement 2011 Chuck LaChiusa
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