St. John the Evangelist RC Church - Table of Contents

EXTERIOR - St. John the Evangelist RC Church
2319 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY

Built:

1930-1931

Architect:

Carl Schmill & Sons

Style:

Italian Romanesque Revival
Basilica style

Status:

Closed by the RC Diocese in 2009


2009 Photos




Facade    ...    Italian Romanesque Revival    ...    Ohio sandstone - identical to that on City Hall



Cornerstone



Stylized leaves on frieze (rinceau)    ...    Carved panels   ...    Twisted columns



Bas-relief panel: St. Matthew the Evangelist icon



Bas-relief panel: St. John the Evangelist icon



Bas-relief panel: St. Luke the Evangelist icon



Stylized leaves on frieze (rinceau)    ...     Engaged  twisted columns



Finial: Cross bottony    ...    Terra cotta tile roof    ...    Raking cornice: rinceau



Terra cotta tile roof    ...    Raking cornice: rinceau



Terra cotta tile roof    ...   
Raking cornice: rinceau    ...    Engaged square column with waterleaves decorating capital    ...    Ohio sandstone



Engaged square column with waterleaves decorating capital



Rose window encircled by rope molding



Note statue of St. John the Evangelist and carved eagle over entrance. The eagle is an icon of St. John.



St. John the Evangelist



St. John the Evangelist



Tympanum: The eagle is an icon of St. John the Evangelist (Apostle)   ...   
Rope molding    ...    Stylized leaves on frieze (rinceau    ...    Engaged  twisted columns



Cornerstone    ...    Romanesque window: coupled semicircular headed lights with central colonettes    ...    Rinceau on window frieze    ...    Carved lion head is icon of St. Mark the Evangelist    ...    Ohio sandstone



Romanesque  window: coupled semicircular headed lights with central colonettes    ...    Rinceau on window frieze    ...    Carved lion head is icon of St. Mark the Evangelist


Semicircular headed Romanesque stained glass window    ...    Note lead (came) between the glass pieces.



South elevation    ...    Note clearstory stained glass windows  on basilican style church



Ohio sandstone






Special thanks to the St. John the Evangelist RC Church Administrator, Rev. Msgr. Fred Voorhes, for his cooperation
Photos and their arrangement 2009 Chuck LaChiusa
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