First Baptist Church / 14 North - Table of Contents

Exterior - First Baptist Church / 14 North
14 North Street, Buffalo, New York

14 North Ellicott Development - Official Website

Robert A. Wallace
Construction Watch: 14 North Street
By  Diddlebock
Buffalo Rising, Jan. 24, 2012 
(online Jan. 2018)

Ellicott Development isn't wasting any time diving right into their latest residential conversion, 14 North Street. It was built as a Baptist Church in 1899 and retains much of its original architectural features, inside and out. The building will house eleven residential units, ranging from one to three bedrooms as well as a commercial space occupying about 1000 square feet.

Although Ellicott Development is not utilizing historic tax credits, the adaptive reuse of the church is extremely sensitive to the history of the building. Many projects cannot utilize the historic tax credits because most often times the reuse calls for splitting up the massive space, which defines the building’s original purpose.

The project is expected to be finished and move-in ready by this spring [of 2012].

North Street view looking west (right)   ...   Terra cotta quoins

Onondaga limestone first story rusticated walls   ...   Note lower right cornerstone which is detailed below:


Opalescent  stained glass windows   ...   Flanking fluted columns   ...   Center and lower left window panels detailed below:

Center panel   ...   Fleur-de-lis motif in all three panels

Roman bricks   ...   Lower left panel   ...   C scroll motif

Flanking Ionic columns and order   ...    Upper and lower center panels detailed below:

Upper panels

Lower center panel  opalescent glass detail   ...   Includes ripple glass

West elevation

Looking east on North Street:  north and west elevations

West elevation   ...   Gable roof with decorative roundel flanked by metal snow guards   ...      Upper corner windows feature terra cotta surrounds   ...   Keystones above arched windows    ...   Ionic columns and order   ...   First story rusticated walls

Copper modillions    ...   Roundel   ...   Roman bricks

Terra cotta surround:   ...  Cornice supported by paired ancones   ...   Corbels supporting sill

Left center window.
Terra cotta  keystoneEgg-and-dart molding   ...   Baluster roll   ...    Acanthus leaf.
Terra cotta arch  supported by v
oussoirs   ...   Ionic columns and order

Right center window.

Ionic columns and order

Second story terra cotta window surround features decorated guilloche pattern

South elevation

Stone window lintels and sills

Photos and their arrangement 2017 Chuck LaChiusa
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