Westminster Presbyterian Church - Table of Contents

Old Testament Windows - Westminster Presbyterian Church
724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Westminster Presbyterian Church - Official Website

On this page, below:

"Creation" window

"Commandments" window

"Prophets" window

"Psalm" window

"Prophesies" window

From 1931-1952, new pointed Gothic-style stained glass windows were installed, replacing the handsome but plain round Romanesque Revival... Tiffany Studios windows. The Gothic Revival windows are similar in design and fabrication to those found in the 12th and 13th century cathedrals in Europe.

Each window has miniature scenes in four large medallions, with two half medallions between them. The only window below that has a separate photo of the half medallions is the "Creation" window.

The correct viewing order of the medallions is from the bottom up.

The windows were designed by four of the leading artists associated with the Gothic Revival in America: Henry Willet of Philadelphia; and Wilbur Burnham, Charles J. Connick, and Joseph Reynolds of Boston.

Audios by John McClive:

Suggestion: Open a second window, access this page, listen to the audio, and click on windows that are described in the audio.



The Old Testament stained glass windows on the north side of the building

"Creation" window
Willet Studios
1950
2004 Photographs



Details, from the bottom up:


"Creation" : Quarter medallions at bottom of the window: Garden of Eden



"Creation": Day, Night Firmament



"Creation" - Half medallions on sides



"Creation"- Earth, Waters, Great Lights, Stars



"Creation" - Half medallions on sides



"Creation": Creatures, Fowls that fly; Man



"Creation"



"Creation"



"Commandments" window
Charles J. Connick Studios
1951
2004 Photographs






"Commandments": No adultery; No Blasphemy; No steal



"Commandments": No graven image



"Commandments": Honor father; No other gods; No kill




"Prophets" window
Charles J. Connick Studios
1950
2004 Photographs














"Psalm" window
Reynolds Francis & Rohnstock
1949
2004 Photographs



Psalm 51



Psalm 23



Psalm 100



Psalm 150
Cf., Ben Shahn's abstract stained glass version of this psalm in Temple Beth Zion




"Prophesies"
Reynolds Francis & Rohnstock
1948
2004 Photographs






"Prophesies": Town of Bethlehem



"Prophesies": City of Jerusalem



"Prophesies": Christ as Prince of Peace





Special thanks to Pastor Reverend Dr. Thomas H. Yorty for his cooperation
and to Church Historian John McClive for his assistance


Photos and their arrangement 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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