North Pearl Street - Table of Contents
34 North Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY

Photos taken on January 8, 2012

1854; Remodeled about 1890
Queen Anne
Lot size:
40 x 111
Allentown Historic District (National, State, Local)
Other North Pearl Street sites: Buffalo as an Architectural Museum - By Address
... originally built as a 1 1/2-story wood frame structure in 1854 by Timothy P. Denison, a bookkeeper with Leonard & I. J. White, edge tool manufacturers.

In 1882 the house was purchased by John C. Dingens, who remodeled the home about 1890. A graduate of Fordham University, he founded the Dingens Brothers grocers and importers with his two brothers. Buffalo's Dingens Street is named for his father...

The Queen Anne style stressed varying textures and surface styles, yet most of 34 North pearl's front facade is all-brick. The remainder of the house has brick veneer on the first floor and wood-frame on the second, constructed around the earlier house on the site.

- "2010 Secrets of Allentown Tour" brochure, sponsored by the Allentown Association
At No. 34 North Pearl is an excellent example of a Queen Anne structure treated with a variety of building materials and a wealth of unusual details. The two-and-one-half storey building, built in 1892, is covered by a steeply hipped roof and massed against a gabled entrance pavilion. The shingled gable pediment houses paired windows overhung with carved and scrolled entablature.

The pavilion houses a segmentally arched, double door entry, the shape of which is repeated in the window above and in the first floor facade windows.

A three-part second-storey window on the main mass is topped by a transom set, flanked by engaged fluted Doric columns supporting a dentilated and medallioned double frieze which also rolls around the roofline of a tower set on the left hand side and balancing the building's mass for an altogether stately treatment of the Queen Anne form.

- Allentown Association (Jan 2012)

Ornamented frieze above paired gable windows flanked by wooden shingles ..... Note rosettes

Conical roof topped by finial  ..... Turret window features stone (Medina sandstone?) lintel and original curved glass

Limestone sills

Medina sandstone(?) sidewalks

Photos and their arrangement 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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