E. F. Hall Office
and Residence - Table of Contents
2013 Photos - Exterior - E. F. Hall Office and Residence
467 Virginia Street, Buffalo, NY
F. H. Loverin
Style - exterior:
Style - First floor office:
Moorish Revival 1st owner:
Eleck F. Halls, photographer.
2nd owner: 1908 - Howard Beach, photographer.
Contributing member of the Allentown Historic District
"467 Virginia Street is one of buffalo’s most spectacular but still relatively unknown architectural gems and it is for sale. ... The long sloping roof once had a massive skylight (the edges of which can still be seen in a slight bumped up line in the modern asphalt shingles). Skylights such as this were common elements of photo studios the early days of photography when film lacked a high sensitivity and artificial lighting sources were less reliable. They typically faced these skylights north to scoop up precious daylight. There is an intact example of such a skylight on Genesee Street between Oak and Ellicott." - David Steele, "One of City’s most spectacular properties is on the market," published on Buffalo Rising, August 15, 2013 (online September 15, 2021)
Neighbor's house (#473) to the left (east) features a Stick style porch and a French mansard roof.
French chateau style
Tower with finial atop conical terra cotta shingle roof with French dormer.
Finial atop conical terra cotta shingle roof with French dormer. Note ridge Cf., Cluny Museum, Paris, France
Finial atop conical terra cotta shingle roof
Conical terra cotta shingle roof features different shaped shingles
Applied terra cotta panel decorations
Strapwork design on front door plate and "H"on handle ("H" for Hall)
Panel: Strapwork design has origins in Moorish design
Leaded glass features quatrefoils and diamond pattern. Note solder reinforcement on the came.
Stylized Corinthian capital
Applied, engaged column
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