25 West Utica St. , Buffalo, NY
Charles N. Agree
Original Architect's drawing: Tudor Revival
Following the construction of the Sovereign Apartments, Charles N. Agree designed a second Buffalo project, The Stratford Arms bachelor hotel at 25 West Utica Street.
The hotel was also developed by M.M. Robinson and was reported to have cost five hundred thousand dollars.
The English Tudor styled project was also overseen by Associate Architects Lewis and Hill of Buffalo. The structure was acquired by the Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition in 1992 and is operated as Basilone Manor [in 2016].
- This text and historic photo courtesy of Patrick Mahoney
Postcard detail ... Postcard courtesy of David Steel
1980s photo ... Photo courtesy of David Steel
W. Utica Facade ... Details, from top:
Rectangular panel inspired by military loopholes
Flemish bond brick pattern ... Casement windows
A medley of brick bonds ... Detail below:
Keystone ... Casement windows
First story main entrance ... Two details below:
Detail #1 ... Six support ancones ... Tudor Gothic arches above doors (The original architect's drawing featured Tudor Revival style)
Detail #12 ... Paneled shamrock flanked by buttresses
East elevation ... Five details below:
East elevation detail #1
East elevation detail #2 ... Paired elaborate cartouches
East elevation detail #3 ... Two panels of basketweave bond
East elevation detail #4 ... Less expensive bricks used for most of the east elevation away from the street ... Detail below:
East elevation detail #5