Monday, July 22, 2013

St. Ann, Fremont

 A few photos of the detail work on St. Ann's in Fremont.

Some photos showing the entire building are HERE.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

St. Paul Chapel, Hamler

Built in 1924, St. Paul's chapel was designed by architects Comes and Perry.

Photo by Harry J. Wilson, Geographer, of Ohio Northern University in Ada.  Wilson has been adding photos of area churches to Google mapping.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Name That Saint! [Updated!]

I could have sworn I made a post about this years ago, but I could not come across it. So, here I am "posting again". The following pictures are details of the Nave windows at St. Mary's in Norwalk. Each window has two saints. None of them have labels. A few are obvious, but I have never been able to I.D. all of them, nor has anyone else I know.

Leave a comment if you know any of them! Click on the picture for a larger image.

[UPDATE: I've put some names in. If they do not have ??'s then they are for certain that saint. The ones with ??'s are probably's, and the rest are still unknown.]

P.S. - I intend to post an update on St. James in Chicago soon. Demolition has started, but is going slowly.

Saint #1
(??Catherine of Siena??)
Saint #2
Saint #3
Saint #4
(St. Patrick)

Saint #5
(??St. Anthony??)

Saint #6
(St. Dominic)

Saint #7
(St. Helena)

Saint #8
(??St. Paul??)

Saint #9

Saint #10

Saint #11
(??St. Joseph??)

Saint #12
(??Mary With
Baby Jesus??)

Saint #13
(??St. Francis of Assisi??)

Saint #14
(??John the Baptist??)

Saint #15
the Apostle??)
Saint #16

Monday, July 8, 2013

John T. Comes, Architect

Above, an excerpt from a presentation to seminarians by architect John T. Comes in 1920.  Comes was the initial designer of Rosary Cathedral, as well as St. Martin de Porres in Toledo, St. Mary's in Millersville, and St. Paul's chapel in Hamler, and an influence on several others. 
Thanks to David McMunn, a Pittsburgh resident researching Comes' life and work, for sharing this publication from the Carnegie Mellon University archives.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Church Symbols

Click HERE to access an online copy of "Church Symbolism" by F.R. Webber.  Illustrations and explanations, plus details about artists / architects in the early 1900s.