Posted by: Rayman
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Quick Description: Louis Phillip Adolph Eberhardt helped to establish the Village of Kenmore, north of Buffalo.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2006 8:19:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMTBH
L. P. A Eberhardt was a Buffalo real estate developer who started his career in 1882. By 1888, he began to purchase land just outside the northern city limits of Buffalo with the hopes of developing a community. He constructed a house for himself and his family on the lands that he acquired. The house burned several years later, then bought the land across the street.
He erected the "twin sentinels" there in 1894. These were two red Medina sandstone, Richardsonian Romanesque-style mansions designed and built for himself and his brother. The cost for each was $15,000. These "twin sentinels" signaling arrival in Kenmore were familiar landmarks for generations of travelers along Delaware Avenue.
The house is currently home to a law firm and coin broker.
2746 Delaware Ave
Kenmore, NY United States
County / Borough / Parish: Erie
Year listed: 1983
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Periods of significance: 1875-1899
Historic function: Single dwelling
Current function: Specialty Store
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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