Alexander Main Curtiss House / Ronald McDonald House
780 West Ferry St., Buffalo, NY

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Front entrance


Vestibule: Adamesque tracery

Arch with paneled soffit separates center hall and vestibule

A magnificent center staircase, the dramatic focus of the interior, dominates the center hall. A single broad flight of stairs divides into a double flight at the landing.

The stair railings are set on very tightly spaced square spindles, which terminate without newel posts in spiral designs reminiscent of the Ionic column capitals of the portico.

Fireplace details: entablature and fluted pilaster

Special thanks to the Ronald McDonald House administrators for their cooperation
Photos and their arrangement © 2003 Chuck LaChiusa
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