George L. Lewis House / Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society
197 Summer Street, Buffalo, NY

Visitor Information: (716) 882-9244

Built:

1890-91
Highlights of Buffalo History, 1891

Architect:

C. D. Swan

Style:

Queen Anne

Cost:

$35,000 ($690,882 in 2002 dollars)

Companion Page - Interior Photos

Brief history of the house - Beneath Illustrations


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Asymmetrical facade typical of Queen Anne style

Potsdam sandstone chimney ... hexagonal roof on tower

Engaged tower typical of Queen Anne style

Dominant front-facing gable typical of Queen Anne style. Gable is cantilevered out beyond the plane of the wall below

Shingles cover the gable

Dentils and foliated plaster ornamentaion on the vergeboard

A porch always covers part or all of the front facade in Queen Anne houses

Detail of previous photo - dentils ... Tuscan columns

Detail of previous photo - dentils ... Tuscan columns

Differing wall textures: shingles (above), plaster, Potsdam sandstone

Porte-cochere

Dentils... fish scale frieze

Corbel supported turret on west (driveway) side of house

Corbel support of the turret

Detail -acanthus leaf ornamentation on corbel support of the turret

Potsdam sandstone - a favorite building material of C. D. Swan


Companion Page - Interior Photos


Potsdam sandstone - a favorite building material of C. D. Swan





Brief history of the house

1920s - Occupied by Dr. High Kennedy

1929 - Rooming house, run by Sally Stark

1940s - Purchased by Forrest Read of Orchard Park

1949 - Apartment building

1980s - Purchased by Joan Hilliers

1983 - Purchased by American Cancer Society and renovated for the Buffalo Hope Lodge

1984 - Apartment partitions torn down


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Photos and their arrangement 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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