Delaware Avenue Baptist Church - Table of Contents

Mosaic Rostrum
Delaware Avenue Baptist Church
965 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Interior design by J & R Lamb Studios

Mosaic - A process of inlaying small pieces of stone, tile, glass or enamel into a cement or plaster matrix, making a pattern, design or representational picture.  Much used in Roman and later times for floors and wall decoration.

Rostrum / Dais (DAY is): a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.

2005 Photos
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Behind the cross is the sunken baptism pool (also mosaic)

Detail - Mosaic panel

Detail - Mosaic panel

Marble chair with mosaic that encircles Greek cross design

Detail from previous photo.
Gold colored mosaic pieces are 24 k gold


Marble lectern detail - scrolls above Roman (unfluted) Ionic column

Lectern detail that features Greek cross

Exceptional mosaic floor

Gold colored mosaic pieces are 24 k gold

Wall: alternating palmette (anthemion) and lotus design above Greek meander design

 Greek meander ......  Billet .....  Dog-tooth

Greek meander design

Special thanks to Rev. Paul Thompson for his cooperation and to Lynn Tremblay for her assistance in 2005

Photos and their arrangement 2005 Chuck LaChiusa
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