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Stained Glass Windows Walking Tours

By Chuck LaChuisa:

A series of afternoon walking tours will explore an underappreciated part of Buffalo’s fabulous architectural legacy: stained glass windows.

Six tours on alternating Wednesdays will highlight some of Buffalo’s best windows by some of the most important European, American and Buffalo studios. Some of the windows, especially in Catholic churches, are from Germany and Austria and represent the Munich Pictorial style. Other windows, especially in Protestant churches, are by English and American masters such Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge.

Tours will cover history, style and content of windows.

Each tour includes visits to two houses of worship that are within walking distance.

An added feature of each tour will be a free DVD raffle drawing of the WNED-produced special “Buffalo’s Houses of Worship.”

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The tours are co-sponsored by Buffalo Tours and the Buffalo Religious Arts Center. Cost per tour: $10.

For a preview of the windows, click here.

The schedule:

Wednesday Walks at 1 pm. Meet at
July 7 – St. Joseph’s, 50 Franklin St; walk to St. Paul’s

July 21 – Meet at Holy Trinity, 1080 Main St; walk to Church of the Ascension

August 4 – Meet at St. Louis, 780 Main St; walk to Trinity Episcopal Church

August 18 – Meet at Westminster Presbyterian, 724 Delaware Ave; walk to Temple Beth Zion

September 1 – Meet at St. John’s Grace, 51 Colonial Circle; walk to Annunciation

September 15 – Meet at First Presbyterian, 1 Symphony Circle; walk to Holy Angels

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