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First Presbyterian Church - Buffalo, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 54.099 W 078° 52.922
17T E 672910 N 4752069
Quick Description: The current home of the First Presbyterian Church in Buffalo dates back to 1891.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/4/2008 8:31:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM3AE4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 63

Long Description:
The First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo was the first congregation in Buffalo, established in 1812. While in their third different location, the members decided in 1879 to move into a larger facility. They decided on an area that was growing in population at Symphony Circle, designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

The first services were held in their new church on December 13, 1891, however the construction was not 100% complete. The 163' church tower was not finished until 1897. Formal dedication ceremonies took place on May 6, 1897. The nearly 1000 seat church was designed by prominent local architects Green & Wicks. William Carson Francis completed the Byzantine decoration of the sanctuary in 1924, which depicts a variety of Christian symbols.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 05/06/1897

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Presbyterian

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 11:00 AM

Street address of Church:
1 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY United States
14201


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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