E. F. Hall Office and Residence
467 Virginia Street, Buffalo, NY


2013 Photos - Exterior

2021 Photos - Exterior

2013 Photos - Office

David A. Steele, "One of City’s most spectacular properties is on the market," Buffalo Rising August 15, 2013

David A. Steele, "More on 467 Virginia Street," Buffalo Rising September 6, 2013

Quenseyes, "A Big Deal on Virginia Street," Buffalo Rising September27, 2017

Allentown Historic Preservation District

James Napora, Allentown / Main / Linwood / Delaware

F. H. Loverin
Style - exterior:
French chateau
Style - First floor office:
Moorish Revival
1st owner:
Eleck F. Halls, photographer.
"... well known as a Pictorialist and professional portrait photographer in Buffalo. Born in 1857 in Bath, New Hampshire, he began his photographic career in his native state in about 1874. He married in Iowa and worked in Creston, Iowa, as a photographer, as well as in Hanover, Lisbon, and Littleton, New Hampshire. He moved to Buffalo in 1887, where his studio, 'E.F. Hall & Co.' at 306 Main Street, succeeded that of Powelson. In 1894, he moved to 469 Virginia Street ... He sold this studio in 1908 to Howard Beach but continued operating there with Beach as "Hall's Photographic Studios" until 1913. Hall is included in Anthony Bannon's book, The Photo-Pictorialists of Buffalo (1981) and there is a photo of him in the 1897 Buffalo Merchants Exchange book, p. 117." - Gary Saretzky: E. F. Hall  (online August 2013)
2nd owner: 1908 - Howard Beach, photographer.
Hall continued to operate there with Beach as “Hall’s Photographic Studios” until 1913. At this time Beach was residing next door at 467 Virginia Street, Buffalo, NY.

"The property was sold by E.F. Hall to Howard D. Beach, another prominent photographer in 1908. Hall continued operating there with Beach as “Hall’s Photographic Studios” until 1913. Beach’s studio was known for photographing the Native American Indians who had participated in the Indian Congress at the 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. He had many famous clients such as; Katharine Cornell (American, 1893-1974) a stage actress from the 1920’s-50’s, and artist-writer & critic Carl Sadakichi Hartmann (Japanese-American, 1867-1944). His inventions included; the Mutotone photographic process, a universal-focus lens, a new bi-focal lens and the first concentric varifocal lens which was a design that incorporated a homogeneous lens that used an aspheric surface to create the radial progressive power." -  From the 2007 renovation Plan  (online September 2021)
Additional illustrations of house and Hall photos:
Gary Saretzky: E. F. Hall  (online August 2013)

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