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
Tag Archives: worship space
A New Chapel for Shadyside Church?
Two renderings in the Carnegie Mellon Architecture Archives, attributed to Pittsburgh architect James T. Steen, raise more questions than they settle about Shadyside Church. Even the date of their production is uncertain (between 1914 and the mid 1930s – likely … Continue reading
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The Cross at Shadyside
The Cross is the most widely recognized symbol of Christianity. And, while the Gospels and the Epistles speak of its overarching significance to the earliest believers, the Cross was not always openly displayed. By the third century, Christians made the … Continue reading