Trinity Episcopal Church - Table of Contents

EXTERIOR - Trinity Episcopal Church
389 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Erected:
1886
Architect: Original plans: Arthur Gilman
Revised plans:
Cyrus K. Porter
Contractors: Charles Berrick and John Briggs
Style: English Gothic Revival

On this page, below:
Architect's drawings and Historic plaque
Facade
North elevation
South elevation and Christ Chapel

 May 2021 Photos

Architect's drawings and Historic plaque


Architect's drawing



Architect's drawing







Facade


Gothic Revival    ...    Medina sandstone    ...    Christ Chapel at right



Left bay: tower    ...     Flanking buttresses    ...    Lancet windows 



Left bay    ...    Corbels support hoodmold    ...    Compound arch



Left bay    ...    Hoodmold    ...    Compound arch



Left bay    ...    Capitals above decorative necking





Center bay    ...   Combination cross bottony and Celtic cross with trefoil 



Center bay    ...     Flanking buttresses    ...     Rose window    ...   Five lancet stained glass windows     ...     Pinnacle  in upper right



Center bay   ...   Rose window   ...   Combination cross bottony and Celtic cross with quatrefoil     ...     Five lancet stained glass windows



Center bay    ...   Compound arch


Center bay    ...  Alpha and Omega    ...    Quatrefoils

 

Center bay    ...  Corbels support gable hoodmold    ...   2 types of dressed stone: left - quarry-faced, and right - ashlar





Right bay    ...    Pinnacle in upper right  



Medina sandstone sidewalk



 
North elevation


North elevation      ...   Note the corner buttresses - a common feature on Gothic Revival due to large stained glass windows that weaken the supporting walls



North elevation



North elevation     ...    Transept at left


North elevation     ...    Side aisle windows    ...    Note vertical pier buttresses between windows



Buttress



North elevation     ...    Terra cotta ridge tiles with  quatrefoil  cutouts     ...    Slate



Snow guards



Course












Quarry-faced  Medina sandstone   




South elevation and Christ Chapel


South elevation






Celtic cross in front of Christ Chapel



Celtic cross



Celtic cross    ...    Square panels depict symbols of the Four Evangelists    ...    Center panel depicts the Sacrificial lamb    ...    Circle decorated with guilloche design




Celtic cross    ...    Celtic knots and other Celtic designs



Christ Chapel    ...    Copper cross bottony finial



Christ Chapel    ...    Pinnacle



Christ Chapel    ...   Hoodmold with corbel supports    ...    Tracery    ...    Quoins






Special thanks to Trinity Episcopal Church Rector Cameron Miller for his cooperation and assistance in 2003
and to Rector Matt Lincoln in 2021

Photos and their arrangement 2021 Chuck LaChiusa
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