Buffalo Historical Society Relief Art - Buffalo, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 56.115 W 078° 52.567
17T E 673298 N 4755812
Quick Description: Nine relief sculptures can be found in the pediment on the south side of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2009 8:53:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM7KFM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Pensive Travellers
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Long Description:
The only remaining structure from the 1901 Pan-American Exposition was the New York State building, now used as the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. There are numerous relief art sculptures on the building, the most prominent being in the pediment on the south side.

The nine sculptures in the pediment represent the forces of civilization and were carved by Charles N. Niehaus. From left to right, they are:
Philosophy, shown as an aged man reclining on books of knowledge
Industry, the power of manhood
Art, a beautiful maiden with her palette and sculptor's hammer
Husbandry, a matron
History, holding the hourglass of time and mirror of the past, is shown in the prime of manhood in the center
Science, goddess of the lamp, depicted with globe and dividers
Mars, armored, his sword now at rest
Religion, maiden of the palm leaf, kneeling before the altar of devotion, and
Law, a serious minded youth.

Also found on the building are several different reliefs depicting scenes from Western New York history. These were carved by Edmund R. Amateis.
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Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 5/1/1901

Where is this sculpture?:
25 Nottingham Ct
Buffalo, NY United States
14216


Sculptors Name: Charles N. Niehaus

Website for sculpture?: Not listed

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