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The Baroque Revival church accommodating more than 800 people was built between 1908 and 1909 according to the design by Robert J. Reiley and Gustav E. Steinback from New York.
The character of the interior is predominantly determined by paintings. In the semi-dome over the apse there is the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa surrounded by angels. The vault over the nave features trompe l’oeil coffers and an image of St. Stanislaus floating among the clouds with angels holding the attributes of the bishop. These depictions are complemented by painted symbols related to the theology of the Church as a community, as well as the coats of arms of Pope Sixtus V (1585-1590), who was a member of the Order of St. Francis, and Pope Pius X (1903-1914), during whose pontificate the church was erected.

Details

  • Title: The Basilica of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr in Chicopee. Interior
  • Creator: Robert J. Reiley, Gustave E. Steinback
  • Date Created: 1908/1909
  • Location Created: Chicopee, Massachusetts
  • Publisher: © Narodowy Instytut Polskiego Dziedzictwa Kulturowego za Granicą POLONIKA
  • Rights: photo © Norbert Piwowarczyk

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