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"Linde" and "Bell Aircraft" murals
Linde Air Manufacturing complex, 155 Chandler Street, Buffalo, NY

By Chuck Tingley

On this page, below:

Buffalo Rising article

"Linde" mural

South wall

"Bell Aircraft" mural

North wall

Partial reprint

 Tingley Painting 4000+ Sq.' Mural at 155 Chandler Street
By Queenseyes,
Buffalo Rising, September 9, 2018


Photo courtesy of Buffalo Rising
The courtyard of the former Linde Air Manufacturing complex at 155 Chandler Street is getting a splash of color, thanks to the handiwork of muralist Chuck Tingley. Developer Rocco Termini reached out to Tingley to paint the concrete block portion of the courtyard. It tuns out that this project is Tingley’s largest to date in the city of Buffalo.

It took 80 gallons of the sealer, and 80 gallons of primer, before Tingley could even begin to paint the walls.



Photo courtesy of Buffalo Rising

Termini gave the artist full reign over the subject matter. “He said that he wanted it colorful,” Tingley. “That was it. I decided that I should research the history of the site. One of the tenants was Bell Aircraft Corp. Coincidentally, I recently inherited some of my great grandmother’s stuff and found some Bell Aircraft pins – I think someone in the family might have worked at the company. So I incorporated that theme, and the logo on the pins, into the mural. I also found some old Bell Aircraft manuals and vintage Linde Air Manufacturing sign online, so I’m taking inspiration from those as well.”




East Wall -  "Linde" mural"
September 2018 photos by Chuck LaChiusa


The footprint of 515 Chandler St. is in the shape of a "U."  Part of the mural is visible from Chandler Street.    ...   Detail below:



Door is on the east wall   ...   South wall in the background   ...   Broader view of the east wall below:



Note door at left   ...   East wall - "Linde" mural    ...   Seven details below: 


Detail #1 - "Linde" mural 


Detail #2 - "Linde" mural 


Detail #3 - "Linde" mural 


Detail #4 - "Linde" mural 


Detail #5 - "Linde" mural 

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Detail #6  - "Linde" mural 

Detail #7  - "Linde" mural




South wall
September 2018 photo by Chuck LaChiusa


No mural painted on the this wall




South wall is in shadow   ...   The west wall is in sunlight 




West wall "Bell Aircraft" mural
September 2018 photos by Chuck LaChiusa

"Originally built in 1907, it [155-157  Chandler Street] was used by Linde Air Products until the early 1950s, and then by Bell Aircraft Corp. for several years. It was acquired in 1958 by Donald Rosen and used for machine shop G&R Machinery until the 1990s." - Jonathan D. Epstein, "Speedy Cleanup of Former Linde Plant Planned, The Buffalo News,| July 7, 2017


Shadow cover the east and south walls  ...  The west wall -  "Bell Aircraft" mural - is in sunlight   ...   The red-boxed section is detailed below:



West wall - the left section of
"Bell Aircraft" mural   ...   Nine details below, from left to right:




Detail #1 - "Bell Aircraft" mural



Detail #2 -
"Bell Aircraft" mural



Detail #3 - "Bell Aircraft" mural   ...   Bell airplanes



Detail #4 -
"Bell Aircraft" mural   ...   Bell airplanes



Detail #5 - "Bell Aircraft" mural    ...    Bell airplane detail



Detail #6 - "Bell Aircraft" mural    ...    Bell airplane detail    



Detail #7 - "Bell Aircraft" mural    ...    Bell airplane detail



Detail #8 - 
"Bell Aircraft" mural    ...    Bell airplane detail



Detail #9 - "Bell Aircraft" mural    ...    Bell airplane detail





Note Bell airplane drawing at far left  and also the bicycle drawing of the left corner (detailed below:)




Left corner   ...   Note the "B" of  BELL at the far right









Shadowed area detailed below:








North wall
September 2018 photos by Chuck LaChiusa


Looking toward Chandler Street












Except where noted, photos and their arrangement 2018 Chuck LaChiusa
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