Places of Worship Tour in Buffalo (Self Guided), Buffalo

Buffalo is considered a great destination for those who want to admire religious architecture and the magical spiritual beauty it possesses. The city features some of the most famous Gothic churches in the USA, including impressive Saint Louis Roman Catholic Church, Methodist Episcopal Church and others. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover the most prominent religious landmarks of Buffalo.
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Guide Name: Places of Worship Tour in Buffalo
Guide Location: USA » Buffalo (See other walking tours in Buffalo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Author: sabrina
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Saint Louis Roman Catholic Church

1) Saint Louis Roman Catholic Church

Saint Louis Roman Catholic Church is located at 35 Edward Street, Buffalo, New York. The Church holds the title of "Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo". The Gothic-styled church is located on the site of the first Roman Catholic church ever built in Buffalo. The church is laid out in a Latin-cross floor plan and features a 245 ft octagonal Medina sandstone steeple with a Seth Thomas clock. Above the steeple rests a 72 ft pierced spire; the tallest open-work spire ever built completely of stone in USA. Inside the church is a 1903 Kimball Organ, which is located in the choir loft.

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Trinity Episcopal Church

2) Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church is another old church listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The traditions and theology of Trinity Episcopal Church reflect the denomination of the Anglican Christian Church. This religious complex was built in 1869 in Gothic Revival architectural style. At the beginning of the 20th century, some parts of the complex were remodeled and the complex gained a parish house, as well as new Victorian Gothic features such as stained glass windows designed by American painter John LaFarge.
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Methodist Episcopal Church

3) Methodist Episcopal Church

Situated on Delaware Avenue, Methodist Episcopal Church is a fine example of Greek revival architectural style built of Medina sandstone by architect John H. Selkirk, who has contributed to the establishment of many Buffalo religious landmarks. The construction of the church lasted 5 years and was completed in 1876. Today, this church is also known as Asbury-Delaware Methodist Church because of the merging of the two churches in 1916. The combined congregation disbanded in 1969, ending the Methodist presence in the city, which had existed here since the foundation of Buffalo. In 2003, this beautiful church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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First Presbyterian Church

4) First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church was founded in 1812. This church was the first congregation to be organized in Buffalo and is the oldest place of worship in the city. In 1891 the church was officially opened to the public, however, the building was not complete. Being a part of the Allentown Historic District, the 1000-seat First Presbyterian Church attracts visitors with its eye-catching architectural features such as stunning towers and arched windows. The church was designed by well known local architectural firm Green & Wicks. In 1924, intricate ornamentation of the sanctuary was completed by William Carson Francis.
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Delaware Avenue Baptist Church

5) Delaware Avenue Baptist Church

Delaware Ave Baptist Church is a place of worship for the Baptist congregation of Buffalo. The landmark building was erected in 1894. A modest example of Gothic architectural style, Delaware Ave Baptist Church has a magnificent interior decorated with elaborate mosaics, large canvases, and stained glass designs. Other highlights of the church’s interior include a high organ, an intricate altar and an ornate dome.
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Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation

6) Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation

Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, previously known as North Presbyterian Church, is a remarkable Greek Orthodox Church. The construction was built as a home to North Presbyterian Church in 1906, and in 1952 the church became the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. Designed by Boston architect George F. Newton, the building is a fine example of Gothic Revival architectural style with its attractive main tower. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
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Blessed Sacrament Church

7) Blessed Sacrament Church

Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic Church situated on historic Delaware Avenue. This modest Gothic church has a beautifully ornate façade. The main highlights of the church’s interior are amazing stained glass designs depicting biblical characters and sacred scenes.
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo

8) Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo

Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo is situated in the heart of the Elmwood neighborhood in Buffalo. The name of the church comes from two separate communions, Universalist and Unitarian, that merged into one in 1953. This large religious complex is home to a congregation of several hundred people. There are a lot of educational and fun activities organized here for local community children and their parents. The church’s interior still preserves some beautiful original features such as wooden carvings and stained glass designs.

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