Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (Buffalo, New York)

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Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church Dec 09.JPG
(December 2009)
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (Buffalo, New York) is located in New York
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (Buffalo, New York)
Location 875 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York
Coordinates: 42°55′15.31″N 78°52′37.17″W / 42.9209194°N 78.8769917°W / 42.9209194; -78.8769917
Built 1894
Architect Lansing & Beierl and North & Shelgren
Architectural style Romanesque Reviva
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 09000630[1]
Added to NRHP August 21, 2009

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church is a historic Presbyterian church complex located at 875 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo in Erie County, New York. The complex consists of the large cruciform-plan church building that was built in 1894 with an attached rear chapel. Adjoining them is the Community House that constructed of brick in the Tudor Revival style, that was built in 1921. The main church building is constructed of Medina sandstone with a terra cotta tile roof in the Romanesque Revival style. It features a 120-foot-tall (37 m), square bell tower with a pyramidal roof.[2] The church cost $150,000 to build and has a capacity of 1000 people


The current church was the parish's third, and was built in response to demand for a larger place of worship. The parish originally worshiped in a building located at Lafayette Square.[3]

The Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]



  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places". WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 8/24/09 THROUGH 8/28/09. National Park Service. 2009-09-04. 
  2. ^ Jennifer Walkowsky and Daniel McEneny (July 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-06-08.  See also: "Accompanying 14 photos". 
  3. ^ Napora, James (1995). "Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church - 1894". Preservation Buffalo Niagara. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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