Morris Avenue
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William Fiss House
147 Morris Avenue

 
Buffalo, New York

Original owner: William Fiss (General Manager for the Crandall Co.)
Year built:
1895
Builder:
Buffalo Cement Co., Ltd.
Subsequent owner:
Adam Cornelius (See below)

On this page, below:

History

House facade

House east elevation

Morris Avenue

John J. Boland and Adam Cornelius





Source: 1903 Buffalo Courier




Source:  Central Park, Buffalo, New York, by James R. Arnone, Pub. by the Buffalo Historical Society, 2010, p. 135





April 24, 2022 Photos
Facade


Built 1894                5 bedrooms              2.5 baths            5,475 sq. ft.          Eclectic style                 Details below:


  
Paired diamond shape  dormer windows with  flared gable roof                   Asphalt shingles



Modillions    support overhanging roof


Modillions at top                  Dentil molding                          Arts & Crafts style diamond panels



Portico




Portico detail:  Dentil molding




Portico detail:  Similar to Doric columns




Portico detail:  Similar to Doric capitals




Portico detail:  Turned balusters



Medina sandstone  portico features fluted columns                     Medina sandstone voussoirs above bay windows




  Medina sandstone  voussoirs above window







East elevation









  Reddish Medina sandstone










  "Bennett" is Lewis. J. Bennett











Text source:  Central Park, Buffalo, New York, by James R. Arnone, Pub. by the Buffalo Historical Society, 2010, p. 135


Special thanks to Barbara Townsend for sharing her research in 2022

Photos and their arrangement 2022 Chuck LaChiusa
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