A Virtual Architectural Tour Of First Baptist Church Lafayette 20111227 B
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  • 1. A VIRTUAL TOUR OFFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF LAFAYETTE, INDIANA PART TWO First Baptist Church Lafayette, Indiana A 175th Anniversary Event SLIDE SHOW BY MOHLER ARCHITECTS, P.C.
  • 2. 1872 ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY• HEAVY TIMBER ROOF TRUSSES
  • 3. • METALS – DECORATIVE BRACKETS, COPPER SPIRES
  • 4. • METALS – DECORATIVE BRACKETS, COPPER SPIRES
  • 5. • THE CEILING FRESCOS
  • 6. • THE CEILING FRESCOS
  • 7. • THE CEILING FRESCOS
  • 8. CHURCH OF THE QUATREFOIL• In architecture and traditional Christian symbolism, a quatrefoil is a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially-overlapping circles of the same diameter.• Among the most famous works of art employing the quatrefoil are the bronze panels on the South Doors of the Baptistery in Florence by Andrea Pisano, the bronze panels of the North Doors of the Baptistery in Florence by Lorenzo Ghiberti, and also Filippo Brunelleschis famous competition entry for the same doors, The Sacrifice of Isaac) as well as "Head of an Angel" by Piero della Francesca.
  • 9. CHURCH OF THE QUATREFOIL• The quatrefoil is an ancient symbol of good luck, a Celtic symbol representing "the wheel of being," as well as a Christian symbol of the cross. It is particularly evident in Gothic architecture. It is described as a tracery constructed with four equal foils. In historic Christianity, the four petals of the quatrefoil represented the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They can also represent the "four ends of the earth," or the Native American prayer to the North, East, South and West.• In Baptist heritage, our houses of worship have historically been unadorned to avoid the pretense of idolatry. In more progressive Baptist churches, such as First Baptist Church Lafayette, since 1870, there was a desire to stress what we hold in common with mainstream Christianity. Thus, our building began to have more ornamentation