Urban Barns <ul><li>Vincent Kuntz </li></ul>
About Me <ul><li>Building Trades since 1977 </li></ul><ul><li>Former municipal Building Inspector </li></ul><ul><li>Preser...
Norwood Avenue <ul><li>A turntable for the carriage </li></ul><ul><li>A perch  for the pigeons </li></ul>
Norwood Avenue <ul><li>Modified for cars </li></ul><ul><li>Small window at right locates a horse stall </li></ul>
464 Norwood Ave <ul><li>A return to glory </li></ul>
18 Abbotsford Place <ul><li>A simple plank building at a tradesman’s cottage </li></ul>
414 Richmond Ave <ul><li>A work in progress, lifted and new foundation in 1998 </li></ul>
32 Essex Street <ul><li>Stable within City Ice Plant #5.  Note the hay loading door and stall windows </li></ul>
38 Essex
51 Essex Street <ul><li>Drive door changed to triple window.  </li></ul><ul><li>Now a 2 unit house. </li></ul>
White Brothers Livery Jersey Street <ul><li>Horses downstairs, carriages upstairs </li></ul>
Jefferson Avenue at Northhampton <ul><li>House is gone but the barn lives on. </li></ul>
Wilson Street <ul><li>Barns for Fillmore Ave. homes on the east side </li></ul><ul><li>Houses on the west side </li></ul>
Paderewski Street at Fillmore Avenue <ul><li>Wood frame barn for the shopkeeper’s horse & delivery wagon </li></ul>
North Parade Street
144 Archie Street <ul><li>Transition from horses to autos. Door heights raised, an old masonry soldier course shows at lef...
144 Archie Street <ul><li>East & West elevations </li></ul>
301 Cedar St <ul><li>Port cochere in front. </li></ul><ul><li>Barn in rear, brick arch at drive door. </li></ul>
64 Nash St. at Broadway <ul><li>7 stall windows, 24”w x 36”h </li></ul><ul><li>East wall repaired with salvaged brick </li...
379 Ellicott St <ul><li>Upper story removed </li></ul><ul><li>Stall windows at south side </li></ul>
Hersee Alley @ Blossom St. <ul><li>Italianate details </li></ul><ul><li>Semicircle and segmented arch windows </li></ul><u...
Blossom Street <ul><li>Corbelled window hoods </li></ul>
 
75 W. Huron   Miller’s Livery  Stable
 
75 W. Huron details <ul><li>Door on left was cut through the sandstone, it lacks wheel curbs and battered (inclined)  as a...
75 W. Huron <ul><li>Ghost of the metal cornice on the chimney. </li></ul>
243 South Elmwood <ul><li>Formerly an equine hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Location appears to match a private barn at the re...
117 W. Tupper <ul><li>Flat arch over inset masonry surrounding the fanlight door & window </li></ul><ul><li>A possible con...
119 W. Tupper <ul><li>1894 atlas shows rear half as stable </li></ul><ul><li>What was earlier use of front half? </li></ul...
121 W. Tupper <ul><li>Founded in 1867, the second society in the nation. </li></ul><ul><li>Formed to protect working horse...
120 W. Tupper
198 Hamburg Street at Miami Street <ul><li>Vernacular apartment over the shop and rear barn. </li></ul><ul><li>Retaining w...
539 South Park <ul><li>Formerly part of a three lot parcel.  There is a door at the west end, now the property line.  It l...
Why should you save yours? <ul><li>It is irreplaceable </li></ul><ul><li>Barns aren’t just for car storage anymore </li></...
Who can help you? <ul><li>Barn Again </li></ul><ul><li>www.barnagain.org </li></ul><ul><li>NY State Barn Coalition  www.ba...
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Barn restoration expert Vincent Kuntz features a variety of urban barns in Buffalo, NY, some with before-and-after photos.

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  • More windows than most barns, &amp; a basement house converted to barn?
  • 22 stables in 6 city blocks 11 on Blossom St (alley) City of Buffalo 1894 Atlas
  • 9 barns 2 blocks
  • Urban Barns

    1. 1. Urban Barns <ul><li>Vincent Kuntz </li></ul>
    2. 2. About Me <ul><li>Building Trades since 1977 </li></ul><ul><li>Former municipal Building Inspector </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation & restoration specialist since1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Lift large buildings with my thumbs. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Norwood Avenue <ul><li>A turntable for the carriage </li></ul><ul><li>A perch for the pigeons </li></ul>
    4. 4. Norwood Avenue <ul><li>Modified for cars </li></ul><ul><li>Small window at right locates a horse stall </li></ul>
    5. 5. 464 Norwood Ave <ul><li>A return to glory </li></ul>
    6. 6. 18 Abbotsford Place <ul><li>A simple plank building at a tradesman’s cottage </li></ul>
    7. 7. 414 Richmond Ave <ul><li>A work in progress, lifted and new foundation in 1998 </li></ul>
    8. 8. 32 Essex Street <ul><li>Stable within City Ice Plant #5. Note the hay loading door and stall windows </li></ul>
    9. 9. 38 Essex
    10. 10. 51 Essex Street <ul><li>Drive door changed to triple window. </li></ul><ul><li>Now a 2 unit house. </li></ul>
    11. 11. White Brothers Livery Jersey Street <ul><li>Horses downstairs, carriages upstairs </li></ul>
    12. 12. Jefferson Avenue at Northhampton <ul><li>House is gone but the barn lives on. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Wilson Street <ul><li>Barns for Fillmore Ave. homes on the east side </li></ul><ul><li>Houses on the west side </li></ul>
    14. 14. Paderewski Street at Fillmore Avenue <ul><li>Wood frame barn for the shopkeeper’s horse & delivery wagon </li></ul>
    15. 15. North Parade Street
    16. 16. 144 Archie Street <ul><li>Transition from horses to autos. Door heights raised, an old masonry soldier course shows at left door. </li></ul>
    17. 17. 144 Archie Street <ul><li>East & West elevations </li></ul>
    18. 18. 301 Cedar St <ul><li>Port cochere in front. </li></ul><ul><li>Barn in rear, brick arch at drive door. </li></ul>
    19. 19. 64 Nash St. at Broadway <ul><li>7 stall windows, 24”w x 36”h </li></ul><ul><li>East wall repaired with salvaged brick </li></ul>
    20. 20. 379 Ellicott St <ul><li>Upper story removed </li></ul><ul><li>Stall windows at south side </li></ul>
    21. 21. Hersee Alley @ Blossom St. <ul><li>Italianate details </li></ul><ul><li>Semicircle and segmented arch windows </li></ul><ul><li>Basement at east end </li></ul><ul><li>mid 19 th century complex </li></ul>
    22. 22. Blossom Street <ul><li>Corbelled window hoods </li></ul>
    23. 24. 75 W. Huron Miller’s Livery Stable
    24. 26. 75 W. Huron details <ul><li>Door on left was cut through the sandstone, it lacks wheel curbs and battered (inclined) as at the other doors. </li></ul>
    25. 27. 75 W. Huron <ul><li>Ghost of the metal cornice on the chimney. </li></ul>
    26. 28. 243 South Elmwood <ul><li>Formerly an equine hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Location appears to match a private barn at the rear of 141 West Chippewa St. before South Elmwood was built. </li></ul>
    27. 29. 117 W. Tupper <ul><li>Flat arch over inset masonry surrounding the fanlight door & window </li></ul><ul><li>A possible conversion. 1894 atlas does not show this as a stable but the building has a characteristic façade. </li></ul>
    28. 30. 119 W. Tupper <ul><li>1894 atlas shows rear half as stable </li></ul><ul><li>What was earlier use of front half? </li></ul><ul><li>Fire house? </li></ul>
    29. 31. 121 W. Tupper <ul><li>Founded in 1867, the second society in the nation. </li></ul><ul><li>Formed to protect working horses. Life expectancy of a streetcar horse was 4 years. </li></ul>
    30. 32. 120 W. Tupper
    31. 33. 198 Hamburg Street at Miami Street <ul><li>Vernacular apartment over the shop and rear barn. </li></ul><ul><li>Retaining wall of the elevated DL&W railroad is alongside the barn. </li></ul>
    32. 34. 539 South Park <ul><li>Formerly part of a three lot parcel. There is a door at the west end, now the property line. It likely led to a paddock for the horses. </li></ul><ul><li>Roof frame is timber trusses with steel rod tension ties rather than simple rafters. </li></ul>
    33. 35. Why should you save yours? <ul><li>It is irreplaceable </li></ul><ul><li>Barns aren’t just for car storage anymore </li></ul><ul><li>Great for gardeners, kid playhouses, workshops, home offices </li></ul>
    34. 36. Who can help you? <ul><li>Barn Again </li></ul><ul><li>www.barnagain.org </li></ul><ul><li>NY State Barn Coalition www.barncoalition.com </li></ul><ul><li>NYS Barn Tax Credit </li></ul><ul><li>investment tax credit, depreciable property </li></ul>

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