Stella Niagara Chapel - Table of Contents .                              Joseph Slawinski - Table of Contents

Exterior and Stained Glass - Heidenkamp Memorial Building
Stella Niagara Academy
4421 Lower River Road, Stella Niagara, NY
Stella Niagara Academy - Official Website

Building architect:

Albert A. Post

Other churches designed by Post:

Annunciation RC Church
Chapel of the Holy Rosary

2023 Photos




Original front door                    Center bay main entrance and steeple

Steeple with cross finial                      Terra cotta roofs   
Detail below:

 Original front door
Pointed Gothic arch with  hoodmold supported with with foliate corbels                           Statue niches (pronounced NEESH or NITCH)                   




English tower                    Chapel door              Crenelated tower top                      Louvered belfry         Stained glass window with hoodmold and corbel supports              Traceried design in entrance



Two details below:

Battlement                    Hoodmold and corbel supports above trefoil arch in belfry


  Hoodmold and corbel supports help shelter stained glass window from rain                          Opalescent glass                   Center quatrefoil design


Terra cotta roof                     Hooded arcade stained glass windows                  Vertical pier buttresses                   Three stringcourses


Hooded arcade stained glass windows  with top  quatrefoil                Note Slawinski-designed geometric stained glass windows






Pointed Gothic arch                        Pilasters include cornerstone, detailed below:



Note terra cotta heads on top stringcourse

Detailed below:

    
Sport helmet




Terra cotta coats of arms



Crinoidal limestone and sand  came from the Queenston Quarry across the river





Window originally installed in the chapel of the former St. Aloysius Academy in New Lexington, Ohio                           
Mother Magdalen Damen, founder of the Sisters of St. Francis                  Lived in the Netherlands and known for teaching poor children basic skills, including sewing                           Two details below:








Special thanks to Director of Advancement Barbara Johnson for her cooperation and assistance in 2023.

Special thanks to Province Archivist Sister Mary Serbacki for sharing her research in 2023.


Photos and their arrangement 2023 Chuck LaChiusa
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