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Interior - University Presbyterian Church

3330 Main St. at Niagara Falls Blvd., Buffalo, NY

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Vestibule


 Vestibule: A small entrance hall or passage between the outer door and the interior of a house or building.
Photo of the vestibule taken from the narthex hallway at the top of the staircase.
Top of photo: Fanlight transom window with spider web muntins.
Middle of photo:
Semicircular  transom window with spider web muntins.
Right side of photo:
  Rectangular transom window over the vestibule entrance double doors (detailed in photo below:) 



Vestibule.
Rectangular transom window looking onto Main Street and UB




Vestibule.
Semicircular  transom window with spider web muntins




Vestibule staircase leading up to narthex hallway  ...
Top of photo: Sanctuary. The entrance into the sanctuary from the narthex is through paired French swing doors beneath fanlight transom window with spider web muntins 



Vestibule staircase oak newel post ... Quite different from typical Colonial Revival staircases




Chancel



The entrance into the nave of the sanctuary is from the narthex  through paired French swing doors beneath a fanlight transom window with spider web muntins




Chancel.
Photo taken in choir loft.
Note Palladian window at back of the chancel, detailed in photo below:




Chancel.
Palladian window covered with sheer curtains




Chancel.
Eared window atop organ pipes with Tuscan surround, including broken pediment




Chancel.
Eared window atop organ pipes with Tuscan surround, including broken pediment




Chancel.
 Paneled altar ... Detail below:




Chancel.
Fluted pilaster



Chancel.
Chair with Colonial Revival features:  Swan's neck  pediment  on chair crest ... Fluted stiles flank panel back  and skirt ... Stretchers




Chancel ... Two details below:




Chancel.
Turned altar railing detail




Chancel.
Pulpit


 

Nave



Nave and chancel
The sanctuary is simple and restrained, with a broad barrel vaulted ceiling above the nave and a series of two-story Tuscan columns suggesting side aisles.

The interior plan of the sanctuary wing reflects the Wren-inspired “auditory” function and is organized in a longitudinal basilica plan. The classical detailing is restrained and the auditorium is well lighted by clear glass windows along the east and west elevations. 




Nave




Nave.
Tuscan columns




Nave.
Brass chandelier




Nave.




Nave.
Tuscan  pilaster




Nave.
Brass wall sconce




Nave.
The choir loft features a turned balustrade and basket-handle vaulted ceiling, echoing the detailing of the wall below.  




Nave.
Choir loft turned balusters





Miscellaneous Photos



Colonial Revival style fireplace ... Three details below:




Colonial Revival style fireplace ... Gouged dentil molding




Colonial Revival style fireplace ... Gouged dentil molding




Colonial Revival style fireplace ... Ear












Special thanks to Rev. Tracy S. Daub, Pastor for her cooperation and to parishioner Janet Mazzaroppi for her assistance in 2016.

Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
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