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NAVE - Church of the Good Shepherd
96 Jewett Pkwy. at Summit, Buffalo, NY
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Nave: The central aisle; the part of a church located between the chief entrance and the chancel, and separated from the side aisles by piers or columns The word comes from the Latin "navis" which means "ship" (an early symbol of the church)



Nave architecture


South, west and north ends of the
nave   ...   The nave and chancel (where photo was taken) are eighty-five feet in length.



The roof-timbers, arches and braces are finished in the natural colors of the wood.    ...   The woodwork is of dark quarter-sawed oak and the walls are wainscoated below the window-sills with the same beautiful wood.



Rafters: series of small, parallel beams for supporting the sheathing and covering of a pitched roof   ...   Purlins: pieces of timber laid horizontally on the principal rafters of a roof to support the common rafters on which the roof covering is laid   ...   Arch braces: curved braces to support a roof frame and give the effect of an arch






The
roof-timbers, arches and braces are finished in the natural colors of the wood.



Left: north nave    ...    Right: north transept   ...   Rafters: series of small, parallel beams for supporting the sheathing and covering of a pitched roof   ...   Purlins: pieces of timber laid horizontally on the principal rafters of a roof to support the common rafters on which the roof covering is laid   ...   Arch braces: curved braces to support a roof frame and give the effect of an arch



The pulpit of brass and oak is a memorial to the late Charlotte W. Northrup, erected by her husband, one of the three trustees and the senior warden of the parish



Rope molding    ...   Quatrefoils   ...   Trefoils  




Nave stained windows
For a link to window details, see
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Nativity by Willet Studios




Floral window by Tiffany Studios



A second floral window by Tiffany Studios



Presentation of the of the infant Jesus in the Temple by Messrs. Booth of London



1926 Resurrection by Haskins Glass Studios of Rochester, NY



1939 Christ in the Temple by J&R Lamb Studios






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Special thanks to Rev. David Selzer, rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, for his cooperation and assistance

Photos and their arrangement 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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