Karpeles Manuscript Museum, North Street


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Karpeles Manuscript Museum, North Street.
Photo by Mike Puma,


220 North Street, Buffalo NY 14201
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Karpeles Manuscript Library
NYS Corporation and Business Entity Database The Karpeles organization also operates another museum building nearby, at 320 Jersey Street.

Physical Description

Neo-Classic both Greek and Roman Architecture with a classic porch, ionic columns, and coffered ceiling and pediment.

Current Condition

Good, used as a museum


Built in 1911, this structure served as First Church of Christ, Scientist until it was converted into the Karpeles Manuscript Museum.

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Other Pertinent Facts

  • The architecture is strange because such emphasis on classical and pagan architecture is highly uncommon for churches. However, the ideology of the Church of Christ, Scientist may have impacted this choice of classical forms.
  • Designed by architect Solon Spencer Beman


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Added 2013-11-13 • Last changed 2013-11-29