Central Park United Methodist Church - Table of Contents

Central Park - Table of Contents

Interior - Central Park United Methodist Church
216 Beard Avenue, Buffalo New York

Official Web Address (online September 2014)

Architect:

Charles W. Bolton & Son
Other Bolton church: Trinity ME Church on Masten at Northland

 Construction:

1921-1923
Building material:
Onondaga limestone (exterior only)
Indiana limestone from the Hunter Valley Stone Company, Bloomington
Stained glass Studios:
Montague Castle-London Co., NY City
Style:
Perpendicular English Gothic
Land donation:
Lewis J. Bennett.

Other Central Park sites on Buffalo Architecture and History:

Parkside, Central Park, and North Park

Below:
Chancel
Transepts
Nave and Back of the Church
Aisle Stained Glass Windows
Baptismal Font
2014 photos

Chancel



Chancel ... Nave pews and aisles



Chancel ... Compound  pointed Gothic arch



Chancel ...  Stained glass windows




Chancel ... Center window ... Two details below:









Chancel ... Oak reredos ... Cinquefoils


Transepts


Chapel on other side of transept windowed doors ... Nave at right



Transept features oak traceried doors leading to chapel and stained glass



Opposite transept features geometric stained glass and 4 manual, 70-stop organ built by the Skinner Organ Co. of Boston with John A. Bell as consultant.



Transept ...  Stained glass panels are like the ones in the nave aisles illustrated below:

Nave and Back of the Church


Nave and back of church ... Church seats about 1300.



Nave clerestory windows and aisle stained glass windows ... Stone Gothic pointed arch tetrastyle colonnade


Nave wooden  Gothic paneled ceiling:  Rafters ... Purlins ... Collar beams ... Arch braces


Nave clerestory windows and aisle stained glass windows



Balcony and nave entrance from narthex


Balcony parapet features oak  trefoil blind arches



Tudor Gothic arch



  Nave entrance from narthex



Traceried cinquefoil arches ... Leaded glass windows


Aisle Stained Glass Windows


BayNave clerestory window and aisle stained glass windows 


Pendant finial in spandrel



Stenciled grisaille stained glass window includes colored quarries... Six details below:



Detail: Stenciled grisaille stained glass window   includes colored quarries.






Detail: Stenciled grisaille stained glass window   includes colored quarries.



Stenciled grisaille stained glass window panel ... Two details below:



Detail: Stenciled grisaille stained glass window



Detail: Stenciled grisaille stained glass window


Baptismal Font





Panels feature foliated quatrefoils



Carved stone  corbels



Special thanks to Pastor Mary Kelly for her cooperation in 2014

Photos and their arrangement 2014 Chuck LaChiusa
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