ALFRED FELLHEIMER (1875 - 1959); STEWARD WAGNER (1886 - 1958)
Art Deco ceiling fixture from the Buffalo Terminal of the New York Central Railroad, completed in 1929; Bronze, frosted glass, twelve sockets; Unmarked; 108" x 13" x 8 1/2"
Sale Price: $3,750
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Some light scuffs, scratches, oxidation, and household paint to older restoration of bronze frames. Good overall condition.
Buffalo Central Terminal was designed by architects Fellheimer & Wagner for the New York Central Railroad in 1927. Finally completed in 1929, the 17-story Art Deco-style station was active until 1979, after which point its ownership changed hands twice and it fell into complete disrepair. By the late 1980s and into the 1990s the second owner began selling architectural elements and other items of value inside the building. It wasn't until 1997 that the building was purchased by Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, who to this day continues their mission to preserve, restore, and promote it as a redevelopment opportunity for the city of Buffalo