H. H. Little - Table of Contents

2003 photos
Exterior - H. H. Little House
54 Norwood Ave., Buffalo, NY
1891

See also:  Interior photos - 54 Norwood Ave.


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Queen Anne style

The first floor is red Medina sandstone, painted by previous owners.

Deeply set oak and glass front double door

Cushion capitals on squat columns

Foliated spandrel in the triangular pediment; decorative spindle work below

One of three balconies

Shingle siding. Rounded corbel support of the balcony.

Spindle work forms the decoration for balcony rails

Undulating metal roof cresting adorns the tops of the east (left) and north gables.

The chimney is red Medina sandstone, the same material as the first story; the chimney, however, is unpainted

Queen Anne style window surround

Oriel window with corbel support






This Queen Anne style house at 54 Norwood Avenue was the home of Buffalo architect H. H. Little.

The first floor is red Medina sandstone and brick, with frame second and attic storeys. The house shows off a fairly restrained version of the Queen Anne, but remains true to the style's picturesque massing with many gables topped by prominent roofs.

Three balconies, a veranda, the deeply set front door, rough cut stone, clapboard and shingle siding, and large projecting cornices add to the play of textures, shadow and light which typify the Queen Anne ideal.

The style would not be complete without decoration. Spindle work forms the decoration for balcony rails and spandrels, while an undulating metal roof cresting adorns the tops of the east and north gables. This unusual pattern lends a whimsical dragon ship effect to an otherwise solid and correct upper middle class house.

See also: Highlights of Buffalo's History, 1891


Photos and their arrangement 2003 Chuck LaChiusa
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