Hoyt House/ZeptoMetrix Building - Table of Contents

Hoyt House/ZeptoMetrix Building
  878 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
 
ZeptoMetrix - Official Web Site

Recipient of the "2012 Preservation Buffalo Niagara - Rehabilitation/Adaptive Reuse Award"

Built:
C. 1875
Style: Second Empire
2008 condition: "The building has been abandoned for about 20 years and the inside was stripped to the studs years ago; complete rebuilding of the interior is required. Currently, the building has no utilities; therefore, all new plumbing, electrical and HVAC will be installed." - Main Street Project Gets Off The Ground
Restoration: 2008-2009
Status: Contributing member of the Allentown Historic District


ZeptoMetrix Laboratory (left) and reconstructed Office Building



Scientists at work in the lab

Poster courtesy of the ZeptoMetrix Corp.



Poster courtesy of the ZeptoMetrix Corp.



Poster courtesy of the ZeptoMetrix Corp.



Photo courtesy of the ZeptoMetrix Corp.



Photo courtesy of the ZeptoMetrix Corp.



Second Empire style



Second Empire style features: a straight Mansard roof ... Slate roof ... Modillions supporting cornice ... (Locally manufactured) orange bricks ... All windows on building are reconstructed mahogany round arched windows



Reconstructed porch: There was evidence that there was a porch originally, although it had been long gone by 2008.  To indicate that this is a reconstruction, the porch was built about an inch from the building.



Voussoirs over round arched windows
All 3 stories, including attic, have 11' tall ceilings.  Often, in Second Empire style houses, the first floor is taller (and grander) than the second story, which is taller than the garret apartment.



Transom window ... Side lights


Special thanks to former County Executive Chris Collins for his cooperation and assistance in April 2012
Photos and their arrangement 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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