Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Speculative Home for Edward B. Smith

In 1886, real estate developer, Edward B. Smith commissioned Silsbee's Buffalo firm, Silsbee & Marling, to design at least two homes for sale on Linwood Avenue.  This is one of them.  For the next several years, Silsbee and his successor firm, Marling & Burdette continued work on the street for Smith as well as other individual clients.  As it exists today, the street is a very fine collection of mid 1880's Shingle Style homes, epitomizing the style that Silsbee is commonly associated with. 

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