St Vincent De Paul Church Stained Glass - Petaluma, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 13.945 W 122° 38.573
10S E 531255 N 4231663
Quick Description: The St Vicent De Paul stained glass consists of 16 windows of saints and apostles.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/10/2009 1:39:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM6JJZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
From the church's site: "St. Vincent de Paul Church is an architectural treasure designed by Leo J. Devlin.

The construction of St. Vincent's is of a solid steel frame with reinforced steel and concrete walls and a Spanish tile roof. The church was designed and built at the height of the California Mission Revival Period and is a Spanish Romanesque, consisting of nave, aisles, transepts and apse. A plaza was added in 2001.

The length of the nave is 132 by 83 feet over the transepts. The height of the nave is 42 feet. Twin towers flank the main facade, each 96 feet in height, with a polychrome tile roof and two bronze crosses, 9 feet in height. One tower contains the bell from the second church and was cast in Cincinnati, Ohio. An organ built by Estey Company of Brattleboro, Vermont is placed in the other tower.

There are 16 art glass windows of the Apostles and Evangelists in the Clerestory; 16 saints in the aisles, three rose windows, and two large teaching windows; all executed by the Meyer Firm of Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Fourteen Stations of the Cross intersperse the 16 saints. The main altar is made primarily of bottocino classico marble (a creamy white stone). The main and side alters of the church were all made of various marble from Italy: the deep gold marble is fiorde pressico classico', the green is verde issorie, and the black and white mottled is rosso levanto. Bottocino, verde antique, old sienna, and brescia marbles were also used. There are 10 statues in the church, including the two angels that flank the main alter. All were carved in Carrara, Italy, of a pure white marble called bianco pio or bianca chiara. A Violette mosaic of the crucifixion is over the main alter. The pews are of solid oak and the church can hold between 800 and 1000." (visit link)
Type of building where window is located: Church

35 Liberty Street
Petaluma, CA USA

Days of Operation: Mon- Fri

Hours of Operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Admission Charge: Not Listed

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