Wilkes House - Table of Contents

  Interior - Emma B. Wilkes House
495 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo, NY

  2019 photos
Front hall and Living room

Front hall    ...   Arts & Crafts style   stained glass windows

Front hall    ...   Atypical Arts & Crafts style door (usually planks)

Front hall    ...   Mirrored doors sealed   (see photo below:)

Living room   ...   The other side of the mirrored doors shown above - wall with shelving to showcase a small part of Victor Shanchuk's collection from around the world

Living room   ...   Front windows alcove displays more of the collection

Living room   ...  Arts  & Crafts style beamed ceiling

Living room   ...   Pair of stained glass windows flank the mantelpiece (one detailed below:)

Living room   ...   Arts & Crafts style   stained glass windows  features opalescent glass

Living room   ...   Arts & Crafts style  paneled pocket door

Living room   ...   Paneled wainscoting with newspaper article about Shanchuk's photography exhibit 

Living room   ...   2018 painting by Victor Shanchuk


Bar from earlier owners was found in the basement   ...   Name plate below:

Ad courtesy of Steve Cichon,  "Torn-Down Tuesday: Broadway at Pratt," 1973," pub. in The Buffalo News, May 3, 2016 (online July 2019)

Arts & Crafts style paneled wainscoting and balustrade

Wainscoting  and balustrade

Arts & Crafts style  newel post

Arts & Crafts staircase

Unusual window position

Second floor

Arts & Crafts staircase

Second floor

Second floor   ..    Cast iron  lion's paw tub foot

Second floor   ...   Staircase leading to the attic

Special thanks to current owners Victor and Deborah Shanchuk for their cooperation in 2019

Photos and their arrangement 2019 Chuck LaChiusa
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