Hewitt House / Inn Buffalo - Table of Contents

Foyer staircase
Herbert H. Hewitt House - Inn Buffalo/Off Elmwood
  619 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Inn Buffalo/Off Elmwood - Official Website

2015 Photos




Foyer
  Stained glass window on porte-cochere side door at bottom of Victorian staircase ... Three details below:




Porte-cochere side door detail  #1 - Stained glass window on side door at bottom of Victorian staircase .




Porte-cochere side door detail  #2 - Crown and foliage



#3 detail - Face (Aphrodite?) on shell ... Fruit and leaves ... Pairs of C scrolls




In Victorian houses, it was fashionable to install a gas, later electric, light on top of the newel post  This lamp is a reproduction.




Reproduction newel post light




Victorian varnished staircase balustrade and paneling




Pendant bellflowers on newel post



Balusters



Acanthus leaves an balusters ... Newel post ornamentation: Acanthus leaves atop bellflowers   ... Evidence that the balusters are hand carved:  each one is a bit different




Staircase landing stained glass windows ... Counterweighted vertically sliding sash windows raise into the upper wall



Left panel ... 3 details below:



Left panel,  #1 detail - Swag




Left panel,  #2 detail -  Swag




Left panel,  #3 detail - Urn and vine




Middle window ...  Center medallion ... 4 details below:



Middle window,  #1 detail - Paired torches ... Ribbons ... Rosette




Middle window,  #2 detail




Middle window,  #3 detail - Hand painted, then refired,  grotesque




Middle window,  #4 detail - Hand painted, then refired,  grotesque (?)




Note wall sconces which are detailed below:




Staircase landing window seat




Wall sconce with acanthus leaves ornamentation




Lincrusta(?) or anaglypta(?) wallpaper





Special thanks to owners Ellen and Joseph Lettieri for their cooperation and assistance in 2015.
Photos and their arrangement 2015 Chuck LaChiusa
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