Landmark Society of Homer NY

Architectural Styles

Romanesque Revival 1840-1900

Former Baptist Church, Homer NYFirst Niagara Union Building, Homer NYPhillips Free Library, Homer NY

In addition to the former Baptist Church (1893) that is now the Center for the Arts, the home of the First Niagara Bank on Main Street (1888) and the Phillips Library (1902), at 23 South Main Street, are two other Romanesque style structures in the Homer Historic District.


Romanesque Revival houses are rare, but many churches, schools, banks and commercial buildings embraced the style. As epitomized by the building used in the Landmark Society's logo, Romanesque style is heavy and sculptural, featuring brick or stone construction with intricate patterning and pronounced rounded arches.