E. H. Hutchinson Photo (online July 2016)

Hutchinson Memorial Chapel of the Holy Innocents
Busti at Rhode Island Buffalo, New York

Photos by Joseph Finnerty

Houses of Worship: A Guide to the Religious Architecture of Buffalo, New York

By James Napora

See also: James Napora, History of the Upper West Side

E. H. Hutchinson

Hutchinson Chapel and Thornton Memorial Hall

The Episcopal Church Home Complex is comprised of five contiguous parcels on 3.5 acres. There are six buildings on site. Two of the structures, Thornton Hall [DEMOLISHED] and the Hutchinson Chapel, have been determined to be eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. They were designated as local landmarks in 1980. Thornton Hall was built in 1905. The architect was Henry Osgood Holland. The Hall replaced an orphanage on the site that was built in 1866. The Hutchinson Chapel of the Holy Innocents was designed by William Archer and erected in 1895.

In April 2014, ESDC published a Request for Proposals (RFP) for demolition of the Episcopal Church Home structures with the exception of the Hutchinson Chapel and possibly Thornton Hall. Estimates have placed the cost of remediation, demolition, and site preparation in a range from $3 $14 million.

Photos by Joseph Finnerty

Medina sandstone                           Gothic Revival style

Boarded up lucarnes

Spire included belfry

Slate roof ...  Finial atop boarded up clearstory window

Except for top photo, color photos 2016 Joseph Finnerty

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