Stratford Arms
25 West Utica St. , Buffalo, NY

Erected:

1924

Architect:

Charles N. Agree

Style:

Eclectic
Original Architect's drawing:  Tudor Revival




Following the construction of the Sovereign ApartmentsCharles N. Agree designed a second Buffalo project, The Stratford Arms bachelor hotel at 25 West Utica Street.

The hotel was also developed by M.M. Robinson and was reported to have cost five hundred thousand dollars.

The English Tudor styled project was also overseen by Associate Architects Lewis and Hill of Buffalo.  The structure was acquired by the Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition in 1992 and is operated as Basilone Manor [in 2016].

- This text and historic photo courtesy of Patrick Mahoney




Postcard detail  ... Postcard courtesy of David Steel




1980s photo  ...  Photo courtesy of David Steel








W. Utica Facade  ...  Details, from top:



Rectangular panel inspired by military loopholes



Flemish bond brick pattern  ...  Casement windows



A medley of brick bonds  ... Detail below:






Keystone  ...  Casement windows






First story main entrance  ...  Two details below:




Detail #1  ...  Six support  ancones  ...  Tudor Gothic arches above doors (The original architect's drawing featured Tudor Revival style)



Detail #12  ...  Paneled shamrock flanked by buttresses



East elevation ...  Five details below:



East elevation detail #1



East elevation detail #2  ... Paired elaborate cartouches



East elevation detail #3  ... Two panels of basketweave bond



East elevation detail #4  ...  Less expensive bricks used for most of the east elevation away from the street  ... Detail below:



East elevation detail #5









Color photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
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