Architecture Around the World

Mortuary Chapel and Receiving Vault

Oakwood Cemetery
940 Comstock Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204

Oakwood Cemetery Official Website

Built:
1879
Architect:
Joseph Lyman Silsbee
Style:
Gothic Revival / Richardsonian Romanesque
Building material:
Onondaga limestone

Facade




Steeple features Onondaga limestone  topped by a Greek cross.
Note extended ornamentation at bottom of illustration (next photo)





Foliate design in tympanum.



Terra cotta ridge cresting ..... Slate roof ..... Quatrefoil window



Buttressed pillars



Foliate capital atop polished granite shaft.
Angled view of facade


Belfry?











Note scupper in upper right (enlarged below)


Scupper
Side elevation




Rose window (missing stained glass)



Quarry glass



Rear chimney



Photos and their arrangement 2011 Chuck LaChiusa
| ...Home Page ...| ..Buffalo Architecture Index...| ..Buffalo History Index... .|....E-Mail ...| .

web site consulting by ingenious, inc.