St. Joseph RC Cathedral
AKA St. Joseph's RC Old Cathedral
50 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY

St. Joseph RC Cathedral - Official Website
Visitor Information: (716) 854-5855

Construction began in 1851, and it served as the "Bishop's Church" until 1912, when St. Joseph New Cathedral was built on Delaware at Utica(NE). In 1977, the New Cathedral was demolished, and this building again became the diocesan Cathedral.



History (James Napora)


2005 - Exterior

2005 - Rectory

1971 photograph (Larry Johnson)


2005 - Sanctuary

2005 - Nave

2005 - Chapel

2009 - Baptism of Mieszko  Slawinski copper etching

Stained glass windows:

2009 - Altar and Rose windows F. Scherer of Munich Studios

2009 - Sanctuary Clearstory Windows  Tyrol Art Glass Studios

2009 - Transepts Windows

2005 - Nave Stained Glass Windows Tyrol Art Glass Studios

2009 - St. Charles / St. Edward Window Hardman Studios

2010 - Two Geometric Windows    Andrle Studios

2010 - Blessed Mother Chapel    Andrle Studios

See also:

Buffalo's Faith Elevators: St. Joseph's Old Cathedral

Photo - Façade (Karl R. Josker)

Photo - Nave and Sanctuary (Karl R. Josker)

Photo - Nave and Sanctuary (Monte Bros. Sound Systems)

Bishop Timon and Immigrant Catholics in Buffalo

St. Joseph's RC New Cathedral

History of Downtown Buffalo

Joseph Ellicott Historic Preservation District

Saint Michael's Church (Lalli & Rote)

Buffalo's Houses of Worship - LINKS

Special thanks to Rector Msgr. James F. Campbell for his cooperation in 2005 and in 2009

Photos and their arrangement © 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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