William Hengerer Company / Lafayette Court Building - Table of Contents

East (Washington St.) Elevation
William Hengerer Company / Lafayette Court Building
465 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Built: 1903
Original style:  Beaux Arts
Mid-1980s style: Postmodern


1904 Main Street (west) facade similar to above Washington Street (east) elevation  ...  1904 style:  Beaux Arts




2016 photos


Tall, left: Rand Building  ...  Center:  1904 William Hengerer Building  ...  Mid-1980s adaptation style: Postmodern  ...  Details below, starting at top of building:




Rounded arches at top were added during adaptation to mid-1980s Post-Modern style  ...  Note Classical cornice and supports above 5th story (detailed below:)




Cornice  and modillions above 5th story ...  White, glazed brick pilaster capital features two rows of leaves: palm above, and acanthus below




Note panel and capital at far right (detail below:)




White glazed bricks and white glazed terra cotta  ...  Cornice  and modillions above 5th story  ... Panel in frieze below the cornice and modillions  features an acanthus leaf with egg-and-dart molding above and below ...  Beneath the lower egg-and-dart is bead-and reel molding  ... Brick pilaster capital features two rows of leaves: palm above, and acanthus below




Window muntins  and panels are Postmodern additions








Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
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