First Presbyterian Church - Table of Contents

2013, 2015 Photos

Exterior - First Presbyterian Church
One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY

Congregation founded:

2 February, 1812

This third church building erected:

1889-1891
"On 13 December, 1891 they celebrated their first service in their completed house of worship. Upon the completion of the 163 foot tower, the congregation formally dedicated the sanctuary on 6 May, 1897." - Jim Napora, History of the First Presbyterian Church

Architects:

Green & Wicks
Builder:
Jared Hyde Tilden.
Also constructed the Red Jacket Apartments and the  Foster House

Style:

Richardsonian Romanesque

Building material:

Medina sandstone

Status:

Buffalo Landmark


















Towers


Lower tower


Lower tower ... Terra cotta pyramidal roof tiles ... Corbel table  ... Voussoirs




Lower tower



Upper tower



Upper tower ... Corbel table  with acanthus leaves  ... Engaged columns





Facade



Note loophole in upper left




Loophole





Tiffany geometric stained glass window in the organ loft  ... Celtic knot detail below:




Celtic knot surrounded by acanthus leaves




Arcade  ... Capitals with carved  angel faces detailed below:





Different angle below:




Two on right detailed below:




Angel faces surrounded by acanthus leaves



Detail below:




2003 photo ... Same capital photographed in 2015 below:


Beaded volutes ... Angel face surrounded by acanthus leaves








Chapel  ...  Interior  ...  Five chapel details below:



Chapel



Chapel

 

Chapel ...  Henry Lee Willet Studios stained glass window



Billet molding  ... Bead-and-reel molding




Billet molding





North Elevation




North Elevation





North Elevation






North Elevation ... "In My House Are Many Mansions" stained glass windows






North Elevation






North Elevation ... Battered wall




North Elevation ... Wrought iron C scrolls




North Elevation .. Wrought iron C scrolls





North Elevation ... Medina sandstone ... Broken rangework masonry









Photos and their arrangement 2003, 2015 Chuck LaChiusa
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