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Houses of Worship Tour

For generations, believers and non-believers alike have been inspired by the art enshrined in Buffalo’s houses of worship. Radiant stained-glass, paintings that have no equal, magnificent sculpture and ornamentation, handmade bricks, terra cotta and tile work—and it’s all there for you to enjoy.

On the National Register of Historic Places, Blessed Trinity R. C. Church is recognized as the purest replication of Lombard Romanesque architecture in the United States. The church’s exterior features irregular “Harvard” brick walls laid using a medieval technique and terra-cotta ornamentation. The interior is noted for its extensive use of ceramics, including artisan floor tiles, pillars, altar baldachino and more than 2,000 decorative symbols.

The Buffalo Religious Art Center is a superb Romanesque Basilica Style church transformed into a museum dedicated to religious art.

Corpus Christi is a landmark, Romanesque style church saved from closing in 2004 and currently undergoing a multi-million dollar historic restoration. The church is notable for its exquisite stained-glass windows and iconic mural above the church altar, considered to be one of the most significant examples of ecclesiastical artwork in the United States.

First Presbyterian Church is the oldest faith community in Buffalo, established in 1812. The church’s architecturally significant building on Symphony Circle features Tiffany-designed stained glass windows, two impressive pipe organs, and a 168-foot tall tower visible throughout the west side of the city.

Things to Explore on the Houses of Worship Tour

Blessed Trinity R.C. Church

Blessed Trinity R.C. Church

317 Leroy Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14214
(716) 833-0301
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Buffalo Religious Arts Center

Buffalo Religious Arts Center

157 East Street
Buffalo, NY, 14207
(716) 481-2350
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Corpus Christi Church

Corpus Christi Church

199 Clark Street
Buffalo, NY, 14212
(716) 896-1050
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First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church

One Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY, 14201
(716)884-7250
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Houses of Worship Tour

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