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Holy Angels School / D'Youville College Montante Family Library
348 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Holy Angels RC Church - Official Website  ......................  D'Youville College - Official Website

Constructed: 1905
Montante Family Library opens in renovated Holy Angels School: 1999
1999 Renovation architect:
EI
Architect: A. O. Von Herbulis, of Washington, D.C.
Style: Beaux Arts
Construction distinction:
The structural system of reinforced concrete was innovative for its time, with cast concrete floor slabs and roof decks.  (See Existing Conditions Report)
Some captions quoted from the Existing Condition Report: Holy Angels School



Cornerstone








Elaborate attic story: Beaux Arts Classical style  ...  Two story building with tetrastyle portico and pilasters: Neoclassical style   ...   Exterior bearing walls are made up of several wythes of brick faced on the outside with Indiana limestone veneer.  ...   Originally had classroom wings on the north and south ends of a central block




2016 photo taken from Connecticut Street.
Top roof: 4-sided dome topped by pyramidal sky lighted lantern 
Lower left roof:  Copper convex mansard roof  with round hooded windows
Lower right roof: Straight mansard roof with round hooded windows
Cf. mansard roofs at the Louvre Museum, Paris




Center bay monumental tetrastyle portico features Roman Ionic columns   ...   Mansard roof punctuated by tubular shaped dormers faced with round, wood-framed windows




Tetrastyle portico features Roman Ionic columns  and pilasters ...  Three details below:



Portico  detail #1 -  Indiana limestone  ...   Block modillions support pediment  ...  Tympanum: Angels and acanthus leaves flank cartouche (detailed below:) with leaves, S scrolls,  and C scrolls   ...    Roman Ionic columns



Symbol of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate that founded Holy Angels church and school  ...   Cross covered by crown of thorns and sun rays  ...  Source: Diocese of Hamilton (online Jan. 2017)




Portico  detail #2 - Roman Ionic column  ...  Tuscan pilaster with egg-and-dart-decorated  capital  ...  Indiana(?) limestone




Portico  detail #3 - Wrought iron   balustrade features S scroll motif






..   Mansard roof punctuated by tubular shaped dormers faced with round, wood-framed windows



Copper round hooded windows   ...  Block modillions support pediment   ...  Tuscan pilaster with egg-and-dart-decorated  capital    ...  Indiana(?) limestone







Air vent  ...  Sheet metal convex mansard roof  with round hooded windows  ...   Block modillions



Straight mansard roof with round wood-hooded windows   ...  Block modillions




  Tuscan pilasters with egg-and-dart-decorated  capital



2 bay west wing   ... Four foot high parapet tops left bay






Unless indicated otherwise, photos and their arrangement 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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