North Pearl Street - Table of Contents

120 North Pearl Street
Buffalo, NY

Photos taken on January 8, 2012

Romanesque Revival
Lot size: 47.66 x 123
Allentown Historic District (National, State, Local)
Other North Pearl Street sites: Buffalo as an Architectural Museum - By Address
No. 120 N. Pearl is a building demonstrating the adaptation of Romanesque  elements to the double-house structures popular at the end of the nineteenth century.

The two separate sections of the structure are mirror images, centered by a hip-roofed dormer set into a hip roof with clipped gable ends. Each section is fronted by a gabled pavilion, the shingled pediment of which is marked by Stick embellishment and houses a window whose upper sash has a muntined border of tiny, square lights. The second storey features flat-headed windows on splayed brick and terra cotta sills. The first floor tri-part transomed windows are set in a semi-elliptical arch with engaged, turned posts.

- Allentown Association (Jan. 2012)

Rectangular and saw tooth wooden shingles in tympanum ..... Upper gable window sash features  "muntined border of tiny, square lights" ..... The paired wood curves are a Stick style feature ..... Note splayed lintels on second story windows

Voussoirs ..... Distinctive Romanesque Revival arch ..... Tuscan style engaged, turned columns

Photos and their arrangement 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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