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
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:
Lower center panel opalescent glass detail ... Includes ripple glass
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 keystone: Egg-and-dart molding ... Baluster roll ... Acanthus leaf.
Terra cotta arch supported by voussoirs ... Ionic columns and order
Right center window.
Ionic columns and order
Second story terra cotta window surround features decorated guilloche pattern
Stone window lintels and sills