ALFRED FELLHEIMER (1875 - 1959); STEWARD WAGNER (1886 - 1958)
Pair of Art Deco flush mount fixtures from the Buffalo Terminal of the New York Central Railroad, completed in 1929; Bronze, frosted glass, eight sockets ea.; Unmarked; 7 3/4" x 30" sq.
Sale Price: $9,375
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Some light scuffs, scratches, and oxidation to older restoration of bronze frames. Three replaced glass panels to one fixture. 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