First Baptist Church / 14 North - Table of Contents
Interior - First Baptist Church / 14 North
14 North Street, Buffalo, New York
Watch: 14 North Street
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].
Ionic column newel ... Turned balustrade ... Paneled wainscoting ... Two details below:
Newel detail #1
Ionic capital: Fleuron ... 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 ...
Two details of First Baptist Church stained glass window below:
Detail #1- Ripple opalescent glass
Mantel supported by four corbels ... Roman brick fireplace ... Sconce at right detailed below:
Tin ceiling ... Heat ducts