Manufacturers Hanover Building (Manny Hanny)

Olean, NY

Vertical Access was retained by Johnson-Schmidt & Associates, Architects to perform a hands-on, close visual survey and documentation of existing conditions of the exterior façades to assist with the development of repair and unit replacement recommendations.

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Building description

Located within the Union and State Streets Historic District, the Manufacturers Hanover Building at 101 N. Union Street in Olean, NY was designed by Mowbray and Uffinger to house the First National Bank. The 7-story Classical structure was built by George A. Fuller Co. in 1915. The Doric columned base on the south and east façades is clad in granite. Intermediate floors of buff-colored brick are embellished with textured terra cotta headers, sills, and ornate festoons.

Above the seventh floor, Greek key capitals support a terra cotta entablature lined with cartouches, dentils, and modillions. A terra cotta-clad parapet rises above the cornice. Decorative, copper-clad spandrels ornament the south and east facing windows. Textured terra cotta coping and sills adorn the otherwise featureless brick façades to the north and west.

Scope of work

  • Performed a hands-on, close visual survey of the exterior façades from parapet to grade.
  • Documented representative and notable conditions observed at each elevation paying particular attention to the ornamental terra cotta adorning the east
    and south façades. Unit naming conventions were provided by Boston Valley Terra Cotta and incorporated into the TPAS® documentation software to aid with replacement cost estimation.

Building owner

  • Olean Urban Renewal Agency

In collaboration with

  • Johnson-Schmidt & Asssociates, Architects
  • Boston Valley Terra Cotta
  • Olean Urban Renewal Agency