St. John's - Table of Contents

Exterior - St. John's United Evangelical Church / St. John's United Church of Christ
85 Amherst Street, Buffalo, New York

German Evangelical Church formed:
1847
German Evangelical Church built:
1852
Present church built:
1891-1892
1892 church architect:
?
1892 church  style:
Gothic Revival
Church becomes independent from other formal religious organizations:
1980
Name changed to St. John's United Church of Christ

July 2018 photos, unless indicated otherwise



Historic photo   ...   Note house at right, later burned by arson



August
2018 photo.
Gothic Revival style   ...   
Tower topped by a steeple   ...   Side lots owned by the church   ...  
Lot on the right (west) side had a house owned by the Church.  An evicted tenant intentionally burned the house to the ground in 2013.  There was $160,000 damage to the church






Cornerstone



Cornerstone




December 25, 1979 fire



Steeple



Corbel tables   ...  Louvered belfry



King post












Center bay   ...   Note voussoirs and compound arches



Protective covering (insurance required) for stained glass window



Right side entrance bay







East elevation


Loophole and lancet windows



Hoodmolds and voussoirs



Buttresses between bays with lancet windows  



Medina sandstone foundation



Medina sandstone lintels and sills



Onondaga limestone




West elevation



King post   ...   Corbel table   ...   Louvered
belfry   ...   Loophole



Hoodmolds and voussoirs   ...   Buttresses between bays with lancet windows



Corbel tables   ...   Buttresses






Special thanks to Pastor Elaine Utech, Council President James Grimes, and  Secretary Beverly Grimes for their cooperation in 2018

Photos and their arrangement 2018 Chuck LaChiusa
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