Charles W. Goodyear House - Table of Contents

Exterior - Charles W. Goodyear House
888 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York
(in Delaware Preservation District)

Completed:

1902
Cost: $500,000 ($12,430,575 in 2007)

Architect:

Green & Wicks

Style:

Beaux Arts Classicism / French Renaissance Revival

Status:

Delaware Avenue Preservation District / Millionaires' Row





1931 photo of front (east) elevation

Illustration source: "Buffalo, the City Beautiful," Hubbell, Mark H., ed. . Buffalo Truth Publishing Co., 1931

Illustration courtesy of Dr. Joseph Bieron




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1961 photo of front portico.
Note that portico is not bricked in Photos source: 1961 Bishop McMahon High School yearbook





1931 photo of main (north) entrance. Note canopy.

Illustration source: "Buffalo, the City Beautiful," Hubbell, Mark H., ed. . Buffalo Truth Publishing Co., 1931

Illustration courtesy of Dr. Joseph Bieron





1931 photo of rear (west) elevation

Illustration source: "Buffalo, the City Beautiful," Hubbell, Mark H., ed. . Buffalo Truth Publishing Co., 1931

Illustration courtesy of Dr. Joseph Bieron





Photo source: Bogalusa Story, p. 68








Facade


2015 photo               Two and a half story house with a style derived from French Regency style             





Front (east) elevation                        Slate mansard roof            Originally, the portico was not bricked in           Eight Tuscan columns in first story center bay





Roundels in frieze                      Abacus above Tuscan columns





Urn with gadroons



Brick corner quoins





Corbel supporting brackets for balconet                The left front complementing window and carved keystone               
Stained glass transom




Ornamentation ("guilloche") on balconet is commonly found in France



Corbel supporting bracket for balconet




Female face carved in the keystone is complemented on the opposite left by male face





Stained glass transom on right side (north) of front of house





Corbel supporting bracket for balconet                    Carved keystone           Stained glass transom on left side (south) of front of house





Acanthus leaves ornamentation in wrought iron balconet in front of French doors (glass panes extending for most of its length)







North elevation


Main entrance on the right side (north) of the house                     Note Stone belt course separating the first and second stories                  Canopy over double doors                 





Slate mansard roof with straight sides                    Dormers have semicircular stone pediments, large keystone, and carved pilasters                               Note oxidized roof cresting and parapet




Chimney with entablature: acanthus leaves in frieze and drops below





 Chimney with entablature            Slate roof           Dormer: broken pediment, cartouche, keystone, block pilasters                          At right: dormer with rounded pediment             Note porthole dormer above rounded pediment




Dormer: broken pediment, cartouche, keystone, block pilasters





Slate roof                  Dormer: rounded broken pediment, cartouche, keystone, block pilasters






Main entrance                   Delaware Avenue in the background



Cartouche                   Entablature over canopy




Cartouche









Portico to right of main entrance (north side): dentils; entablature above square columns





Portico to right of main entrance (north side): dentils in entablature above Doric square columns which have stylized drops





Panel with keystone surround, festoon, and stylized drops







 West elevation



Cresting on mansard roof,  dormers, and chimneys







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Except where noted, color photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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