Horace Reed House - Table of Contents

2005  Exterior - Horace Reed House
94 Oakland Place, Buffalo, NY

Oakland Pl. cut through almost virgin forest land in 1887 and given present name in 1888 when it was opened in 1888.

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Built 1894.
Colonial Revival style.

Built 1894.
Roman Ionic columns

Round Ionic columns

Front entrance

Oak front doors

Oriel window with applied foliate ornamentation in the frieze above. Note supporting pair of corbels below.

Oriel window detail -

Roman brick splayed lintel above leaded glass window

Southeastern view of the house

Southeastern view of the house detail

Roman brick chimney with wrought iron support

Wrought iron fleur-de-lis ornamentation on the Roman brick chimney.
(Note plain clay
chimney pot)

Rear (west) elevation

Original carriage house, now located on adjoining property

Original carriage house

Original carriage house:

Original carriage house detail - hay lift above fanlight

An excerpt from
Oakland Place: Gracious Living in Buffalo
Martin Wachadlo

Published by Buffalo Heritage Unlimited

The Horace Reed House at 94 Oakland place is a freely rendered example of the Colonial Revival style, which was very popular in the mid-1890s. This substantial two-story house features a porch with Ionic columns; the porch covers only half the width of the house to allow more light to enter the first floor. Numerous bays and oriels project from the rectangular body of the home. The first story is constructed of buff-colored Roman brick with raised mortar joints; the original color is still visible at the chimney tops, but the rest of the brickwork was painted years ago. Subtle features of the first story include a battered base and elongated brick flat arches above the windows instead of the usual lintels. The second story is constructed of clapboards that gently flare out at the top of the first story. There is fine detailing on the oriels and the small brackets form a dentil course under the eaves. The hipped roof with flaring eaves is punctuated by numerous dormers with the same flaring rooflines; towering chimneys visually anchor the entire composition.

Photos and their arrangement 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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