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Interior - Central Park United Methodist Church
216 Beard Avenue, Buffalo New York
Central Park United Methodist Church - Official Website

Architect:

Charles W. Bolton & Son
Other Bolton church: Trinity ME Church on Masten at Northland

 Construction:

1921-1923
Building material:
Onondaga limestone (exterior only)
Indiana limestone from the Hunter Valley Stone Company, Bloomington
Stained glass Studios:
Montague Castle-London Co., NY City
Style:
Perpendicular English Gothic
Land donation:
Lewis J. Bennett.

Other Central Park sites on Buffalo Architecture and History:

Parkside, Central Park, and North Park

On this page below:
Chancel

Transepts

Nave and Back of the Church

Arcade Stained Glass Windows

1923  Baptismal Font

1904 Baptismal Font from former Asbury Delaware United Methodist Church

2014 photos

Chancel



Chancel                     Nave pews and aisles



Chancel                              Compound  pointed Gothic arch



Chancel                      Stained glass windows




Chancel            Center window              Two details below:



PX






Chancel             Oak reredos                Cinquefoils




Transepts


Chapel on other side of transept windowed doors                      Nave at right



Transept features oak traceried doors leading to chapel and stained glass



Opposite transept features geometric stained glass and 4 manual, 70-stop organ built by the Skinner Organ Co. of Boston with John A. Bell as consultant.



Transept                    Stained glass panels are like the ones in the nave aisles illustrated below:




Nave and Back of the Church


Nave and back of church             Church seats about 1300.



Nave clerestory windows               Stained glass windows in the arcade 



Architect's Drawing



Nave wooden  Gothic paneled ceiling:  Diagonal rafters         Horizontal purlins             Curved arch braces


Nave stained glass clerestory windows              Stained glass windows in the arcade 


Balcony and nave entrance from narthex


Balcony parapet features oak  trefoil blind arches



Tudor Gothic arch



  Nave entrance from narthex



Traceried cinquefoil arches                         Leaded glass windows



Arcade Stained Glass Windows


BayNave clerestory window and  stained glass windows in arcade 


Pendant finial in spandrel



Stenciled grisaille stained glass window includes colored quarries               Six details below:



Detail: Stenciled grisaille stained glass window  includes colored quarries






Detail: Stenciled grisaille stained glass window   includes colored quarries



Stenciled grisaille stained glass window panel                    Two details below:


Detail: Stenciled grisaille stained glass window



Detail: Stenciled grisaille stained glass window



1923 Baptismal Font





Panels feature foliated quatrefoils



Carved stone  corbels





October 8, 2023 Photos

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Details below:


Cross bottony  finial


Mouchettes, trefoils and quatrefoils                 Crockets



Mosaics           Blue quatrefoils                          Green trefoils

  

Marble



Mosaics







Special thanks to Pastor Mary Kelly for her cooperation in 2014 and 2023

Photos and their arrangement 2014 Chuck LaChiusa
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