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02/07/15 05:56 - ID#59825

Kittinger House tour

(e:paul) and I went with his mom to tour the Kitenger house on Lincoln Parkway with his mom. While we were there we saw Emily and Mike.

The house was very large - 8,000 square feet, but it was not my thing. It was very 50's and not kept up, and ridiculously oversized. I'm all for converting this into apartments. I often think the size of house we live in is excessive but over double the space is even crazier. The house was filled with old lady perfume and cat smell - Paul couldn't go into the carriage house. It's on sale for $1.5 million dollars.

The cool part was their old intercom system. It was a brass telephone with buttons for each room. I can't imagine how high tech that was when that was added to the house. It also had this weird retro wallpaper in the master bathroom of these 50's cartoons.

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Category: architecture

04/28/14 11:11 - ID#58944

Darwin Martin's gargoyle face

(e:Paul) told me he heard at Sameer's party that the gargoyles on the 800 West Ferry condos are really Darwin Martin's face. According to the Buffalo Architecture Index it is true.

Original owner Darwin R(eidpath) Martin was the son of Darwin D. Martin of Larkin Company fame. This apartment house served as an investment -- and as 2-floor penthouse living quarters for Martin and his second wife, Laura Brasnell. As an investment, it was unsuccessful because of the Depression

I guess if you're rich and build something like that you can put your face in whatever concrete you want.

I remember always trying to get into this building in high school with no luck. It seems so crazy nice, and its so out of place. I'll have to befriend someone who lives there one day.
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