First Presbyterian Church - Table of Contents
Hindman Chapel - First Presbyterian Church
One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY
Research by Bruce McCausland, Church historian
||Green & Wicks|
||Dr. Ralph B. Hindman, pastor beginning 1931
||In 1949 because of concerns voiced by parishioners in the main sanctuary that the noise made during the children’s services was disturbing worship, the chapel was redesigned, this included reorientation of the chapel chancel, replacing the pews, enclosing the staircase to the sanctuary balcony, changing the lighting fixtures and replacing the glass windows with special dedicated stained glass windows designed by Henry Lee Willet Studios in Philadelphia|
||In 1957, the old Roosevelt organ was also replaced, this time with a new Schlicker organ.|
||The next major renovation of the Chapel took place in 2004 during the pastorate of the Dr. Geri Lyon. This time the pews were removed, new chairs purchased, the chapel was repainted and the floor refinished.|
Chancel, reoriented in the 1949 renovation.
Rinceau .......... Blind arch
Stained glass window by Henry Lee Willet Studios in 1947.
Center: The Ascension / Last Supper
Middle left: Peter preaching at Pentecost
Middle right: Paul at Athens
Six details below:
Detail #1 - Far left upper panel - Angel
Detail #2 - Far left lower panel - Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
Detail #3 - 2nd left upper panel - Pentecost
Detail #4 - 2nd left lower panel - Last Supper
Detail #5 - Top center panel - The Ascension. Note the mandorla
Detail #6 - Lower center panel - Last Supper
Work and interests of First Presbyterian at home and abroad in a series of six (two on the opposite wall) memorial windows.
Wood carved ornamentation: Patera ... Acanthus leaves.
Four Missionaries Memorial window ... 3 details below:
Detail #1 - Upper left medallion
Detail #2 - Lower left medallion
David Brainerd (April 20, 1718–October 9, 1747) was an American missionary to the Native Americans who had a particularly fruitful ministry among the Delaware Indians of New Jersey.
Detail #3 - Lower right medallion
John Lowrie (1808-1900) established the first church May 12, 1837, and first missionary school in North India.
5 details below:
Detail #1 - Upper left panel - Visiting Nurse
Detail #2 - Center left panel - Visiting Nurse
Detail #3 - Lower left scene - Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale.
Barton: Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (December 25, 1821-April 12, 1912) was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when relatively few women worked outside the home, Barton built a career helping others. One of her greatest accomplishments was founding the American Red Cross.
Nightingale: Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820-13 August 1910) was a celebrated British social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.
Detail #4 - Center right scene - Boy Scout
Boy Scouts of America: Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA.
Detail #5 - Lower right scene: George Washington Carver and Louis Pasteur
Carver: Born into slavery in Missouri C. January 1864. Promoted research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes.
Pasteur: 1822-1895) A French chemist and microbiologist who is well known for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.
Five medallion details below:
Detail #1 - Left center medallion
1957 Schlicker organ
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