Nomination, National Register of Historic Places


149 Swan St. - Sibley & Holmwood Candy Company
145 Swan St. -
Witkop & Holmes Grocery Store
Buffalo, NY

2014 name:
Apartments at the Hub
Developer:
 Jake Schneider and his team at Schneider Design
Interior:
50 new apartments and first floor retail connected literally or thematically to bicycles
Status:
National Register of Historic Places ... Nomination by Preservation Studios
On this page, below:

Exterior

HandleBar at the Hub restaurant

Spirit of Transportation sculpture

149 Swan Street, sold by Synthetic Textiles Inc., was designed by Lansing & Beirel, Architects and constructed in 1896 for Sibley & Holmwood Candy Company, a local confectioner that later partnered with several other businesses nationwide to form the National Candy Company.

145 Swan Street was built in 1908 for Witkop & Holmes, a grocery business that commissioned the 30,000 sq.ft. brick and frame structure. Architects: Bethune, Bethune & Fuchs
Exterior


149 Swan St. ... 2012 photo ... Designed by Lansing & Beirel  in 1896 for Sibley & Holmwood Candy Company



145 Swan St. built in in 1908 for Witkop & Holmes Grocery Store, designed by Bethune, Bethune & Fuchs ... 2012 photo 


August 2014 photo



August 2014 photo



Cast iron  pilaster
149 Swan St. ... 2012 photo



August 2014 photo



149 Swan St. ... 2012 photo ...  Capital image: anthemion



149 Swan St. ... 2012 photo



149 Swan St. ... 2012 photo



149 Swan St. ... 2012 photo ... Top: Corbel table with pointed arches (detail in photo below) ... Pointed arched windows with  voussoirs



149 Swan St. ... 2012 photo ...Corbel table with pointed arches  ...   Voussoirs


Handlebar at the Hub restaurant
This restaurant/cafe is part of the $13 million renovation project of 145/149 Swan Street and will be run by Evan Thompson and by Sarah Schneider, the owner of Merge (online August 2014).
Interior features are bicycle-themed.

Photos taken in August 2014








Bicycle chains



Bicycle gears



Game top.
Booth table top with bicycle gear maze game using magnets



Art top.
Booth table top has bicycle chains that can be repositioned with magnets



Note different configuration from the photo above


Outdoor patio


Outdoor Public Art - Table of Contents



"The work is designed to signify the importance of a bicycle as transportation, and its relationship with the planet as an environmentally friendly agent. The image of the bicycle can be seen morphing into a tree. Fonzi’s metal shop is currently based out of The Foundry on the city’s East Side, along with a host of other artists and artisans." - "The Buffalo Renaissance Foundation to Unveil Second Public Work of Art," in Buffalo Rising, August 17, 2014


Sarah Fonzi with her sculpture at The Foundry ... Photo reprinted with permission from Buffalo Rising



August 2014 photo ... Looking north.
16-foot-tall, 8-foot-wide stainless steel structure ...
Made with about 1000 lbs of stainless steel, cut and welded together  celebrating the future of transportation in Buffalo




August 2014 photo ... Looking south ... HandleBars outdoor patio at far right ...



August 2014 photo ... Looking south



August 2014 photo ... Looking southwest at 145 Swan


Outdoor Public Art - Table of Contents

See also: The second Buffalo Renaissance Foundation sponsored sculpture, by Valeria Cray Dihaan, "Spirit of Life Tree"



Photos and their arrangement 2014 Chuck LaChiusa
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