Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Munich Studio

An earlier post about stained glass mentioned the Munich Studio of Chicago, an artistic firm comprised mostly of German immigrants.  David Stanley, a great-grandson of Munich Studio treasurer, Franz Ludwig Holtzschuh, shared a photo of a watercolor by Holtzschuh, along with this information:

He was born in Dinkelsb├╝hl, Bayern, Germany in 1859, immigrated to the U.S. in 1885 and was naturalized in 1892. He moved with his family from Kentucky to Chicago sometime between 1892 and the 1900 census. This little painting has survived the years, folded, stained, torn and fixed with a black tar like glue to a backing (about 8.5 by 11). It is undated but it is easy to assume we are not looking at a scene in America.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Our Lady of the Angels Convent, Marywood

Above is a post card showing the chapel at Our Lady of the Angels convent, formerly located in Marywood beside the current St. Gaspar del Bufalo church.  Precious Blood sisters lived in the convent, located near Sorrowful Mother Shrine.  The building is still standing, but is privately owned.  Photo is from 1950. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Findlay St. Michael School, 1927

A photo of students from St. Michael School in Findlay, from the 1927 parish yearbook.  Unfortunately, there is no list of names in the book.
Photo of the church from the same book, looking much as it does today.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

St. Peter, Mansfield

An illustration of St. Peter's in Mansfield, showing both the older and current churches when they were still side by side.

Friday, May 3, 2013


Best wishes to Orthodox Christians celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord this weekend.  Click HERE to see previous posts about area Orthodox churches.

Also -- see the results of 6 years of painting at St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church near Buffalo:  click HERE.