Buffalo Religious Arts Museum
Formerly St. Francis Xavier RC Church
149-157 East Street, Buffalo, NY
Listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places

Buffalo Religious Arts Center

Official Website............ Buffalo Religious Art Center - Online Art Collection

Rental - Especially for non-denominational weddings

Closed during the winter except for group visits or rentals.

Church history:

James Napora, History of the church .........With Illustrations

Martin Ederer, The Buffalo Religious Arts Center Xavier Hall Gallery

Nomination for Listing on the State & National Registers of Historic Places: 

Significance of the St. Francis Xavier RC Church Complex

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2002 - Exterior photos  Includes historic photos

Art Collection from closed houses of worship:

Buffalo Religious Art Center - Online Art Collection


2002 - Interior photos

2010 - Interior photos

2010 - Main altar

2010 - Marian Chapel altar

2010 - Schlicker Organ

Stained glass windows:

2010 Apse / Rose window / South transept window

2010 North nave windows: Stations of the Cross ##1-8 / Flagellation of Jesus / Jesus in in the Garden of Gethsemane
  By Zettler

2010 South nave windows: Stations of the Cross ##9-14 Ascension / Resurrection
   By Zettler


2010 - Sanctuary murals; Trinity / St. Francis Xavier / Six Prophets / Apostles  By Pfisterer

2010 - North transept mural: Maria Immaculate  By Pfisterer

2010 - South transept mural: Ite ad Ioseph  By Pfisterer

2010 - Upper nave murals: Scenes from the life of Christ  By Varga

See also:

St. Francis Xavier in Goa, India

Martin F. Ederer, Buffalo's Catholic Churches: Ethnic Communities and the Architectural Legacy

James Napora, Houses of Worship: A Guide to the Religious Architecture of Buffalo, New York

History of Neighborhoods in Buffalo, New York

Black Rock - Table of Contents

Buffalo's Houses of Worship on Buffalo as an Architectural Museum Website

Special thanks to Buffalo Religious Arts Center Founder and President Mary Holland for her cooperation in 2010
Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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