Location: 27 Central Avenue, Lancaster, New York
United States Department of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Central Avenue Historic District Erie County, New York
27 Central Avenue ca. 1905; ca. 1990 facade alteration Former Post Office Constructed for: Julius Israel Contributing primary building
2-story flat roof rectilinear masonry commercial building with modest Italianate styling; stone foundation. Former full-width storefront infilled with contemporary brick veneer, decorative wooden pilasters at corners and door surround, primary entry door is contemporary glass and metal, secondary historic wooden entry door. First story windows typically contemporary casement, each with 20 simulated divide lights. First and second stories divided by contemporary cloth awning. Second story includes two sets of tripartite windows, each 8/8 simulated divided light replacements, with running stone sill, jackarch brick lintels. Decorative corbelled brickwork at cornice.