Buffalo History Museum - Table of Contents

Interior  - Buffalo History Museum
Formerly Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Museum
1 Museum Court, Buffalo, NY
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On this page below:
First floor Central Court

Second floor Central Court

Second floor Galleries

Basement

2019 photos

First floor Central Court


Black marble Roman Ionic columns   ...   Black marble balustrades with Roman lattice  balusters



Note dentil molding underneath balustrade    ...   Monolithic (single large block of stone) black marble shaft on each column     ...   Note top of the columns (details below:)


Reinforced plaster  dentil molding   ...  Leaf-and-dart molding  on the abacus    ...   Ionic capital on smooth (Roman) black marble shaft



Grand Steinway piano






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Second floor Central Court








Four ceiling details below:


  Detail #1 - Coffered ceiling   ...  



  Detail #2 - Single coffer


  Detail #3 - Rosette flanked by guilloches



  Detail #4 - Anthemia  above flutes 





Note top of columns (detailed below:)



 Rosettes on column capital   ...   Black marble pilasters








Sailing of Le Griffon mural detail



Sailing of Le Griffon mural detail








Two details below:


Blessing of the Cross at Fort Denonville mural detail



Artist's signature: Alice Russell Glenny  1903









The Triumphal Bridge mural detail



The Triumphal Bridge mural detail



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Second floor Galleries



Seneca Nation Gallery   ...   Notice Oliver Perry mural at the end of the hall (3 details below:)


Mural detail #1
" Perry's Visit to the Navy Yard at Scajaquada, overhead mural painted by Angelo Charles Scibetta. 1930's Works Project Administration (WPA) project. The artist is depicting the Seneca orator Red Jacket addressing Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his officers during the War of 1812. Oil on canvas, 6'5"x21', 1940, WPA/FAP." - Buffalo History Museum  (online Jan. 2019)



Perry's Visit  mural detail #2



Perry's Visit  mural detail #3 - Seneca orator Red Jacket addressing Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry






Marble molding  around the entrance to the Tim Russert Gallery  ...   Ancone-supported entablature (two details below:)


Alternating rosettes and modillions



Acanthus leaves decorate modillions


Part of the permanent Tim Russert Gallery display




Important map of the Buffalo waterfront and more   ...   See also details



Gallery ceiling detail:  egg-and-dart molding



Gallery ceiling detail:  Laurel leaf motif



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Basement


Caption: "This simple, but elegant brougham style carriage had two owners, one of them being former U. S. President Millard Fillmore. In  addition to being the nation's 13th president, Fillmore was a founding member of the Buffalo Historical Society and served as its first president. After Fillmore's death in 1874, the carriage became the property of the Honorable Loran L. Lewis, a New York State Senator from 1869 to 1873. Built around 1867 by Harvey and Wallace, Buffalo carriage makers, this vehicle was typical of the type used by upper-middle class Buffalonians."




Adam, Meldrum & Company




Kittinger Furniture










Train display















Erastus Granger




Crow's Tavern






Holland Land Co.   ...   Details below:


Joseph Ellicott







Marking stone







Compass





Details below:


Holland Land Co.



Joseph Ellicott



See also: William Ketchum, "The Origin of the Name of Buffalo" (online Jan. 2019)


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Photos and their arrangement 2019 Chuck LaChiusa
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