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2012 Exterior photos - Health Sciences Charter School

Formerly:  St. Vincent's Female Orphan Asylum / Bishop O'Hern High School / Erie Community College
1140 Ellicott Street,  Buffalo, New York

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Green & Wicks
Style: Eclectic
Saint Vincent's Female Orphan Asylum
Subsequent owners:
1952 - Bishop O'Hern H.S.
1971 - Erie Community College
2011 - Health Sciences Charter School
Additional information: Elizabeth Licata, Preservation-ready: St. Vincent's Female Orphanage Asylum Buffalo Spree article
Northern neighbor:
Packard Building, across the street on Main at Riley
Ellicott Street neighbors:
##1093, 1097, 1101, 1123
Facade, 1140 Ellicott Street

East elevation

Interlacing arcade  features rounded arches

Trefoil arch ... Brick cross in tympanum ... Medina sandstone lintel

  Gothic mullioned window with sawtooth molding ... Medina sandstone engaged column and sills  ... Corbel-supported niches

Windows: "The radiating voussoirs of the arches increase in length as they rise to the keystone, a detail that was much copied for arched windows set in rustication in the Renaissance revival." - Wikipedia (Online Dec 2012)

Original main entrance 


Cornice supported by brackets and corbel table ... Brick octagonal and square columns ... Pilaster

Capital ornamented with crosses and leaves

Gibbs surround

Medina sandstone steps ... Note railing towards right (detail below)

South elevation

Main entrance addition

Note Robinson-Squier House at left (gray building) and Rich Mansion addition at far left

Special thanks to Health Sciences Charter School Principal Dr. Hank Stopinski for his cooperation, and to Manager of Administrative Services Kathy Andolsek for her assistance, in 2012

Photos and their arrangement 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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