Louis Engle, Jr. Building / Ira G. Ross Eye Institute
1176 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

Built:

C. 1920

Style:

Beaux Arts Classical

Building materials:

Polychome terra cotta

Original use:

Originally housed Engel's Studebaker truck and auto dealership and in more recent times was the home to another auto dealership.

Articles about the Ross Eye Institute:

Location:

Part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus


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Polychrome terra cotta

Ribbons and festoons

Round (segmental) arches flanked by C scrolls with acanthus corbels

Keystones decorated with acanthus leaf

Entrance

Triangular pediment supported by C scrolls

 

Tuscan pilaster with grapevine-decorated shaft



Photos and their arrangement © 2008 Chuck LaChiusa
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