St. John the Evangelist RC Church - Table of Contents

NAVE - St. John the Evangelist RC Church
2319 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY

Built:

1930-31

Architect:

Carl Schmill & Sons

Interior designer:

Rambusch Decorating Co. of NY City

Style:

Italian Romanesque Revival


Notes:
The church was closed in 2009. The stations of the cross, illustrated below, are on display at the Buffalo Religious Arts Museum.

One reason the church is considered
Italian Romanesque Revival is that the painted ceiling beams resemble those in the San Miniato al Monte Church in Florence, Italy.
2009 Photos


Narthex




Nave


Nave and sanctuary    ...    Note clerestory windows



King posts in open truss, polychrome ceiling    ...    Three details below:


Truss, polychrome ceiling - Detail #1    ...    Bottom of ancones



Truss, polychrome ceiling - Detail #2    ...    Ancone    ...    Greek crosses



Truss, polychrome ceiling - Detail #3     ...    Ancone 



Hanging lamps    ...    Stained glass  clerestory window



Pulpit
    ...    Detail below:


Pulpit detail    ...     Geometric  ornamentation



Confessional    ...    Note 2 of 14 Stations of the Cross, detailed below:


Stations of the Cross on display at the Buffalo Religious Arts Museum



Stations of the Cross  on display at the Buffalo Religious Arts Museum




Special thanks to the St. John the Evangelist RC Church Administrator, Rev. Msgr. Fred Voorhes, for his cooperation in 2009
Photos and their arrangement 2009 Chuck LaChiusa
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