Episcopal Church of the Ascension - Table of Contents

Episcopal Church of the Ascension / Ascension for the Arts
16 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo NY
Ascension for the Arts - Official Website (online Jan. 2021)




English country Gothic Revival


Gordon W. Lloyd (photo Nov.  2012)
1832–1905;  English; moved to Detroit in 1858.
Popular architect of Episcopal churches and cathedrals in the region. Though his office was in Detroit, Lloyd lived across the river in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Other Linwood buildings


2010 Photos

Historic plaque in front of the church   ...   Guide Board Road was changed to North Street in 1854 when the city's boundaries expanded to North Street.    ...    See  map.

Medina sandstone sidewalk

Facade   ...   Guild House is located to the left (not in this photo):

Medina sandstone Guild House  (Church to the right, not in this photo)   ...   6 over 6 lights. First floor adds 6 over 6 transom lights

West transept and nave    ...   
Vertical pier buttresses

Facade   ...   Gothic Revival   ...   Medina sandstone    ...   Cross pattée  finial at top of roof   ...   4-paneled geometric window   ...  
Vertical pier buttresses

Voussoirs  with end corbels   ...   Anthemion in tympanum    ...   Round stained glass window    ...   4-paneled geometric lancet window    ...   Medina sandstone  sill above corbeled  stringcourse

Anthemion in tympanum

West elevation   ...    Vertical pier buttresses   ...   Belt course at right

Slate roof   ...   Bottom left: 
Vertical pier buttresses

West elevation   ...    Vertical pier buttresses   ...   West nave stained glass windows

East elevation

East transept at right

East nave: Bishop's Window / Angelic Orchestra

East nave: 
Prodigal Son / Jesus Heals the Sick

East nave:  St. George / Jesus with Mary and Martha

East elevation entrance   ...   Note basement lattice window at left bottom, detailed below:

Lattice window   ...   Gray outline is lead came.

Special thanks to Rector Armond J. Kraft and to Senior Warden Thomas Zimfer for their cooperation in January 2010

Photos and their arrangement © 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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