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Saint Mary of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church

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Identification

Saint Mary of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church
Church of the Seven Dolors
133899

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
limestone
romanesque revival

Usages

church

Facts

  • Saint Mary of Sorrows provides a counterpoint to the Niagara Mohawk Building on Genesee Street downtown.
  • Built for a German congregation, the Rhenish Romanesque Revival design was strongly influenced by Germany's Worms Cathedral.
  • The church is laid out as a Latin cross. The bright interior is lit by stained glass windows, which include representations of the Seven Dolors, or sorrows, of the Virgin Mary. Wide-spanning arches on slender columns and support the ribbed vault of the nave.
  • In 1947 a major fire caused serious damage. Repairs cost $500,000.
  • In recent years it has been threatened with demolition.

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Location

938 Genesee Street
938 Genesee Street
14211
East Side
Buffalo
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

235.00 ft
235.00 ft
204.00 ft
104.00 ft
1891

Involved Companies

Adolphus Druiding

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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