St. Joseph University Church - Table of Contents

Exterior - St. Joseph RC Church / St. Joseph University Church
3269 Main St., Buffalo, NY

St. Joseph University Parish - Official Website

Built:
1924-1926
Architect:
Bley & Lyman
Cost:
$375,000
Style:
Gothic
Stained glass windows:
Franz Xavier Zettler of Munich?
Murals artist:
George Raggi of Milwaukee

August 2019 Photos

Facade (west elevation)


Facade   ...    The church was dedicated by Bishop Turner on December 12, 1926.



125 ft. tall copper coated
steeple   ...   Top finial and crockets    ...     Louvered belfry     ...   Note statue in niche, detailed below:


St. Paul   ...   There is a second saint in the paired niche on the right side of the  facade, detailed below:





Two finials    ...   Crockets   ...   Trefoil



Facade   ...    Rose window   ...   Gothic pointed arch with hoodmold    ...   Tracery: flame tracery and center multifoil   ...   Mouchette wheel in the spandrels

  

Facade   ...   Flame tracery and center multifoil



Facade   ...  Fleur-de-lis  ...   Acanthus leaf   ...   Trefoil



Facade   ...     Dogtooth ornament  ...   Mouchette wheel



Facade   ...     Angel



Facade   ...   Flanking pinnacles with crockets   ...      Quatrefoils  and trefoils   ...   Blind arcade



Facade   ...    Quatrefoils



Facade  



Facade



Facade   ...   Gothic pointed arch with hoodmold    ...   St. Joseph



Facade   ...      Handles detailed below:


Facade   ...   Quatrefoils


Facade



Facade   ...    Cornerstone



Facade   ...   Pinnacle with crockets  




North elevation


North elevation   ...  Transept   ...    Nave stained glass windows   ...    Tower with steeple



North elevation   ...   Transept
   Note finials on top of transept bay and at the  top of the transept window, both detailed below:


North elevation   ...    Finial 


North elevation   ...     Indiana limestone trim   ...   Finial 


North elevation   ...    Plymouth granite



North elevation   ...   Transept window:  Quatrefoil and trefoil tracery



North elevation   ...   "Communion" window   ...   White lines are came



North elevation   ...   Nave stained glass windows


North elevation   ...   Tower and steeple




East elevation


East elevation   ...    Apse



East elevation   ...   Slate





Photos and their arrangement 2019 Chuck LaChiusa
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