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Exterior Photos - Carlton Ladd House
11 Plymouth Avenue, Buffalo NY

Text by Christopher Brown

Erected:

1887

Builder:

Richard Caudell

Style

Queen Anne with Eastlake woodwork

Original inhabitant

Carlton Ladd

Location

Allentown Historic Preservation District

Status

Buffalo landmark

TEXT Beneath Illustrations


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1894 map

Queen Anne style 2 1/2 story home

Brick structure and wood shingle gables

The front gable has paired windows with a cornice head and dentils

Geometric brick band between first and second floors

Side porch with main entrance.

Eastlake style porch posts are period correct, but not original

11 Plymouth Avenue is a two and one-half story home designed in the Queen Anne style with a variety of surface styles including a crick structure and wood shingle gables.

Being built on a knoll, the house has an imposing appearance from the street level. It has a four-gable roof and "L" shaped plan.

The front gable has paired windows with a cornice head, dentils, rope molding, ancones (brackets), shingles and wood paneled vergeboard.

The second floor has segmentally arched windows with limestone sills and a geometric brick band between first and second floor and below the first floor windows.

The house's architecture discloses that it is designed for a narrow city-sized lot. Its "L" shaped plan with interior features of a central staircase and pocket doors optimized its position on a narrow lot and made the most of the
narrow width of the house.

The home also has a side porch with a segmentally arched doorway and wood paneled door. At one time there appears to have been a wraparound piazza on the structure, the front portion of which was removed at some point.

The house is one of a now-rare surviving member of Buffalo's brick homes from the 1880s designed in the vernacular Queen Anne style. Other than the removal of the front piazza, the house is original to its 1887 design.



Photos and their arrangement © 2003 Chuck LaChiusa
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