St. Joseph's Cathedral - Table of Contents

2005 Photos
Rectory - St. Joseph RC Cathedral

AKA St. Joseph's RC Old Cathedral
50 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY

St. Joseph RC Cathedral - Official Website
Visitor Information: (716) 854-5855

Built c. 1860.
Originally, the bishop's residence (which the bishop moved out of in 1887).



View from the I-190 Expressway  ...  Left background: Old County hall  ...  Tallest building in background: Telephone Building




East elevation




Corner tower with copper pyramidal roof  ...  Straight mansard roof with dormers  ...  Quoins  ...  Detailed below:




Corner tower with copper pyramidal roof  ...  Straight mansard roof with dormers




Fishscale-shaped slate  ...   Straight mansard roof with dormers




Entrance on Franklin St. ... Detail below:



Parapeted portico  ...  Gothic Revival pointed arch with paired engaged columns  ...  Transom light



Sash windows with label molding, incised tympanum in contrasting color stone (detailed below:), and Gibbs surround ... Lockport dolomite bond: random ashlar




Center circled  cross bottany incision with flanking leaves




Narrow stained glass lancet window





Special thanks to Rector Msgr. James F. Campbell for his cooperation in 2005
Photos and their arrangement 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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