Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh is a Richardsonian Romanesque structure with a central tower known as a “lantern.” This blog explores the architecture and Christian symbolism found in this 1890 building (with its subsequent modifications) and their relationship to Reformed worship.
This blog replaces my website “Shadyside Lantern” which ran from 2004 – 2017. I will gradually add posts incorporating feature articles from that site.
Architecture Tour Part 1 – The Origins
Architecture Tour Part 2 – The Middle Years
Architecture Tour Part 3 – The 21st Century
Four Liturgical Centers – The Pulpit
Four Liturgical Centers – The Lectern
Four Liturgical Centers – The Font
Four Liturgical Centers – The Table
Transfiguration Mosaic Symbolism