678 Main Street - Table of Contents

678 Main Street
Buffalo, New York

Built:
C. 1901
Architect: ?
2009 rehabilitation:
Avalon Development
Style: Beaux Arts, featuring white glazed terra cotta
Location:
Theater Historic District


Circa 2009
2015 Photos








Three Beaux Arts style buildings, all featuring white glazed terra cotta





Neighbors south: Tent City ... Greyhound Bus Terminal/Alleyway Theater





Northern neighbor: 686 Main Street, commonly referred to as the Birzon Building,  was constructed in 1901 by George N. Pierce Company ... 678 and 686 will be connected on the second floor after renovation of the Birzon Building in 2015





Left and center bays






White glazed terra cotta ... Egg-and-dart molding ... Block modillions ... Dentil molding





Terra cottaCornice ...  Block modillions ... Dentil molding





Block modillions ...  Beaux Arts stylized ancone ... Dentil molding





Cornice ... Beaux Arts stylized ancone ...  Block modillion ... Dentil molding .... Pendant bellflowers




2015 Photos

Main entrance







Spiderweb muntins in  leaded glass:
Ornate lead-lined window over the main entrance was uncovered and restored by the Avalon Development Co. in the 2009 restoration ... Details below:





Bow knot ribbon  ... Spiderweb muntins

















2015 Photos

Private entrance


Entrance sandwiched in between the center and right bays





Terra cotta:  Top: Double corbels supporting the window sill ...
Beaux Arts stylized ancone ... Flanking pendant bellflowers  below  rosette and ribbon ...
Anthemion ... Cartouche flanked by pair of stylized ancones

Details below:




Terra cotta:  Top: Double corbels supporting the window sill ...
Beaux Arts stylized ancone ... Flanking pendant bellflowers  below  rosette and ribbon






Terra cotta: Rosette ... Ribbon ... Pendant bellflowers





Anthemion ... Cartouche flanked by pair of stylized ancones





Anthemion ... Cartouche flanked by pair of stylized ancones





Anthemion





Cartouche with surround of Flemish scrolls and cornucopia





Beaux Arts stylized ancone with pendant bellflowers





Photos and their arrangement 2015 Chuck LaChiusa ..
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