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14 North Street, Buffalo, New York

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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].

Entry hall

Ionic column  newel  ...   Turned balustrade   ...   Paneled wainscoting   ... Two details below:

Newel  detail #1
Ionic capitalFleuron   ...   Egg-and-dart   ...   Paired volutes   ...    Bead-and-reel   ...   Anthemion on frieze.
Fluted shaft  newel.  

Detail #1 -  Turned balustrade  

Mosaic floor with Greek fret border


Exposed heat duct   ...  First Baptist Church stained  glass window moved to this location

Mantel supported by four corbels   ...
wo details of  First Baptist Church stained  glass window below:

Detail #1- Ripple opalescent glass

Detail #2

Mantel supported by four corbels     ...   Roman brick fireplace   ...   Sconce  at right detailed below:


Tin ceiling   ...      Heat ducts

Special thanks to Jeffrey Spencer for his cooperation in 2017
Photos and their arrangement 2017
Chuck LaChiusa
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