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Diebolt, Edward A., House
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 57.347 W 078° 49.401
17T E 677545 N 4758202
Quick Description: The Edward Diebolt House is located in the University Heights section of Buffalo, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2007 7:53:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM1D72
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 24

Long Description:
The Edward A. Diebolt House is architecturally significant as an intact example of a standardized Colonial Revival style house of the post World War I era. Standardized house plans flourished in American cities during this period in response to the growth of the middle class, the rise in automobile ownership and the commensurate demand for detached single family houses in newly developing subdivisions. Plans books, which offered hundreds of carefully planned house plans, made careful use of space and materials and offered affordable alternatives to architecs' fees and custom construction costs. Many American cities including Buffalo contain neighborhoods built largely from these plans. The resulting homes reflect the prevailing tastes of the period and are almost always well proportioned and detailed.

The Diebolt House closely resembles Standard Homes "Esterbrook" model and retains complete integrity. Although this type of house is not uncommon in Buffalo, the Diebolt House is a particularly good example due to its integrity and period setting. It appears to contribute to a potentially eligible historic district and it is hoped that this nomination will help in gaining greater recognition for early 20th century residential architecture and districts.

Edward Diebolt obtained a permit to build the house on February 8, 1922. Diebolt was vice-president of the John L. Schwartz Brewery, which later became the Iroquois Beverage Company. He lived in the house with his wife till his death in 1937.
Street address:
62 Niagara Falls Blvd
Buffalo, NY United States

County / Borough / Parish: Erie

Year listed: 2006

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture

Periods of significance: 1922-1955

Historic function: Domestic: Single Dwelling

Current function: Domestic: Single Dwelling

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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