Westminster Presbyterian Church - Table of Contents

2004 Old Testament Windows - Westminster Presbyterian Church
724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Westminster Presbyterian Church - Official Website

"Creation"

1950

Willet Studios

"Commandments"

1951

Charles J. Connick Studios

"Prophets"

1950

Charles J. Connick Studios

"Psalm"

1949

Reynolds Francis & Rohnstock

"Prophesies"

1948

Reynolds Francis & Rohnstock

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"Creation"

"Creation"

"Creation"

The five Old Testament windows on the north side of the building

"Creation" window, designed by Willet Studios, 1950

Garden of Eden

Day, Night Firmament

Half medallions on sides

Earth, Waters, Great Lights, Stars

Half medallions

Creatures, Fowls that fly; Man

God Blessed and Sanctified

Henry Lee Willet signature

 

       

"Commandments"

"Commandments"

"Commandments"

"Commandments"

"Commandments" window, designed by Connick, 1951

No adultery; No Blasphemy; No steal

No graven image

Honor father; No other gods; No kill

Connick signature

"Prophets"

"Prophets"

"Prophets"

"Prophets"

"Prophets" window, designed by Connick, 1950 - Amos

Hosea

Jeremiah

Isaiah

       

"Psalm"

"Psalm"

"Psalm"

"Psalm"

"Psalm" window, designed by Reynolds Francis & Rohnstock, 1949.
Psalm 51

Psalm 23

Psalm 100

Psalm 150

       

"Prophesies"

"Prophesies"

"Prophesies"

"Prophesies"

"Prophesies" window, designed by Reynolds Francis & Rohnstock 1948

Town of Bethlehem

City of Jerusalem

Christ as Prince of Peace

     

"Prophesies"- Reynolds Francis & Rohnstock signature

     

From 1931-1952, new pointed Gothic-style stained glass windows were installed, replacing the handsome but plain round Romanesque Revival... Tiffany Studios windows. The Gothic Revival windows are similar in design and fabrication to those found in the 12th and 13th century cathedrals in Europe.

Each window has miniature scenes in four large medallions, with two half medallions between them. The only window below that has a separate photo of the half medallions is the "Creation" window.

The correct viewing order of the medallions is from the bottom up.

The windows were designed by four of the leading artists associated with the Gothic Revival in America: Henry Willet of Philadelphia; and Wilbur Burnham, Charles J. Connick, and Joseph Reynolds of Boston.

Audios by John McClive:

Suggestion: Open a second window, access this page, listen to the audio, and click on windows that are described in the audio.

John McClive, Linking With the Comos in Sacred Places Correlates Westminster's art treasures with Gothic history


Special thanks to Pastor Reverend Dr. Thomas H. Yorty for his cooperation
and to Church Historian John McClive for his assistance


Photos and their arrangement © 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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