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May 15, 2019 - 5:42pm
posted by Billie Owens in Stafford, architecture, news, Announcements.
Press release:
 
At 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, May 19, the Stafford Historical Society will be entertaining an event called "The Stafford Hamlet Historical Architecture Walking Tour."
 
It will be led by Cynthia Howk, Architectural Research coordinator, WNY Landmark Society, Rochester.
 
We will meet at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 6188 Main Road, Stafford.
 
Come to discover the fabulous architecture in Downtown Stafford.
 
We will walk, rain or shine, but do remember to wear comfortable walking shoes.
 
There is extra parking at the Town Hall located at 8903 Route 237.
March 26, 2010 - 11:59pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, architecture, history, housing.

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Henry Homelius had no formal education, but the man born in Buffalo in 1850 would be, by the late 19th Century, perhaps Batavia's foremost architect. Together, with his son, Frank Homelius, he would design some of Batavia's grandest homes and commercial buildings.

Bill Kauffman shared a little booklet with me the other day titled "Henry and Frank Homelius: The Men Who Built Batavia."

Late this afternoon, I drove around and snapped pictures of some of the homes they designed. In the course of doing so, I also came across a number of homes not included in the book that were equally as grand as those credited to the Homelius's. So maybe they didn't build Batavia single-handedly, but they sure did build some great homes.

They also built some of Batavia's great commercial buildings as well, such as: the Batavia Daily News building on Jackson Street; the Batavia Times building on Center (now Center Street Smoke House); the former State Police barracks (now home to the Batavia Police), and the old firehouse on Main Street.

Henry Homelius is responsible for several of the homes on Ellicott Avenue.

Start with Ellicott Avenue, after the jump below are the pictures I took of some of the homes designed by Henry (mostly) and Frank:

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