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Galleries and Choir Loft - First Presbyterian Church
One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY


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Galleries and Choir Loft

Faux painting for a Byzantine Revival setting

Detail from previous photo

Soffit design: peacock symbolizes hope of eternal life

Soffit design: Greek cross, (at top) symbolizing the suffering Christ crowned with the promise of the resurrection

Soffit

Byzantine Revival ornamentation

Faux mosaic

The large arches at the juncture of the nave and transept are decorated with the Greek guilloche pattern.

The large arches at the juncture of the nave and transept are decorated with the Greek guilloche pattern.

Byzantine Revival style is a combination of Greek and Persian styles

Stained glass window above the choir loft is a memorial to the Rev. Samuel S. Mitchell, D.D., minister from 1880-1904

This window is an excellent example of Louis Comfort Tiffany's use of color and favrille glass to create a mosaic effect.

Detail from previous photo

 

 

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Special thanks to Dr. David Bond, Business Manager, Choirmaster and Organist, for his cooperation and assistance

Photos and their arrangement © 2003 Chuck LaChiusa
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