Bemis / Ransom House - Table of Contents

Second floor - Bemis / Ransom House
267 North Street, Buffalo NY

Collins & Collins Attorneys, LLC (online April 2019)

2019 photographs



Balustrade features strapwork  and turned balusters


Second floor hall



Second floor hall    ..    Paneled wainscoting   ...    Rococo Revival sofa, with two details below:


Rococo Revival sofaTop rail carved foliated ornamentation



Rococo Revival sofaCabriole leg with caster




Middle Eastern room  / Collins & Collins attorney's office

Some argue the Islamc style room was a souvenir from the 1901 Buffalo Pan-American Exhibition and
was installed by Frank Goodyear; Goodyear also electrified the house.  Others disagree and argue that the room was originally built in 1885 or 1896.


Geometric stained glass window serves as a wall   ...   Several more views below:





Spandrels feature Islamic style art



Calligraphy  in frieze above spandrel 






Ripple glass    ...   Jewels









Ceiling detail features gold leaf














Original bedroom / Collins & Collins attorney's office


Bedroom/ Collins & Collins attorney's office



Three fireplace details below:


Detail #1 - Paneled frieze   ...   Ceramic tile surround



Detail #2   ... Three acanthus leaves on corbel support of the mantel   ...   Keystone in the middle of the arch



Detail #3   ...   Hearth is covered with ceramic tiles




Original bedroom / Collins & Collins attorney's office

Tiger maple is used exclusively throughout this second floor room.





Three mantelpiece details below:


Detail #1 - Acanthus leaves



Detail #2 - Herringbone bond on blue ceramic tile slips  ...  Running bond on black Roman brick  slips



Detail #3   ...   Horseshoe arch    ...    Ceramic tile hearth




Original bedroom / Collins & Collins attorney's office


Firesplace   ...   Two details below:


Acanthus leaf



Fireback with fleurs-de-lis  and dog-tooth motifs    ...   Ceramic tiles
















Cast iron fireback with working blacksmiths



Ceramic tile-covered hearth



Wainscoting   ...  
Strapwork  decorates center panels






Special thanks to the  Collins & Collins Attorneys, and especially Amanda Renzi, for their cooperation in 2019


Photos and their arrangement 2019 Chuck LaChiusa
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