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Tillinghast Studios Baptismal Font and Reredos
First Presbyterian Church United

620 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

First Presbyterian Church United - Official Website


Mary Tillinghast Studios  .......  Baptismal font   .......  Reredos

Baptismal Font and Reredos


Marble baptismal font and reredos.
Note rope connected to the top of the baptismal font for lifting the top via the (not visible) crank behind the reredos.



Tracery features finials, ogee/trefoil arches, crockets, and bosses






Foliate design on top of the font.

"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call." -
Acts: 2:38-39



Marble.
Top molding:  Leaf-and-dart

Bottom molding: Acanthus leaf



Detail - Reredos



Detail - Reredos



Detail - Reredos


Detail - Reredos.
Mosaic text



Mosaic floor.

Photos and their arrangement 2011 Chuck LaChiusa
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