Burnaby in Historic Buffalo

Posted on | November 12, 2009 | No Comments

Jennifer, who lives in the beautiful city of Buffalo, NY, was kind enough to send us this photo of her home’s incredible oak entryway, which was recently installed with our Burnaby wallfill in Forest Green.

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Jennifer’s home was built in 1901 in the Greek Revival Style and is unique in Buffalo as it has survived 108 years of citywide apartment conversions, fires and remodeling trends and remained remarkably unchanged since the day it was built.  Among the original features that the house retains are the brass outlets for its centralized vacuum system, an alcove for a pipe organ and an ice box.  Later additions include a copper still in the basement dating from the era of Prohibition!   All in all, the house is a stunning example of the eclectic American craftsmanship popular during our country’s turn-of-the-century renaissance period, and one of the great many architectural gems in that historic city.

Thanks for inviting us into your home Jennifer!

We love to see houses both grand and modest.  If you would like to share your historic home with our Bradbury & Bradbury audience send us a photo and a little story about your home and we’ll post it also!

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