St. John's Episcopal Church
110 Chestnut St., Youngstown, NY

St. John's - Official Website

Photos by William Koch

National Registration Nomination (online September 2014)

Built in 1878, on land donated by U.S. Army Ordnance Sgt. Lewis Leffman and his wife Elizabeth. Church attributed to Richard Upjohn, carpenter gothic in style, recent documents suggest that possibly his son Richard Michell Upjohn may have designed the church

Four opalescent glass windows on north side depict key events in the life of Christ were acquired between 1930 and 1931 by the rector at that time, Rev. Joseph Sheppard. Their origin is a mystery as is the artist who did them. Possibly someone who worked for Tiffany. The angel window, to the right of the front door is also done in the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

The stain glass windows - the three windows behind altar, the rose window are original to the church, the four windows along south wall were acquired during the 1950’s and 1960’s.


Board-and-batten  Carpenter Gothic






The angel window, to the right of the front door is done in the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany.



Detail



One of four opalescent glass window on north side - The Nativity -  acquired between 1930 and 1931 ... 2 details below:



Detail #1 of two



Detail #2 of two



One of four opalescent glass window on north side - Baptism by John the Baptist -  acquired between 1930 and 1931



Detail



One of four opalescent glass window on north side - The Resurrection -  acquired between 1930 and 1931



Detail



Opalescent glass window on north side that depicts key event in the life of Christ - The Ascension  - was acquired between 1930 and 1931



Detail



One of four windows along south wall acquired during the 1950’s and 1960’s.



One of four windows along south wall acquired during the 1950’s and 1960’s.



One of four windows along south wall acquired during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Window along south wall acquired during the 1950’s and 1960’s.



The three stain glass windows behind altar are original to the church.


Photos and their arrangement 2014 William Koch
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