Jersey City – St. Michael

By | August 9, 2011

Set in picturesque Hamilton Park, St. Michael’s is built of red brick trimmed in Nova Scotia free stone, together with brown stone and granite. The facade also is embellished with English tessellated and encaustic tiles. The original plan included twin towers but it was determined that the building would not bear the strain. The interior has been renovated several times, with a restoration of the paintings in 2005.

 

The windows, installed in 1899/1901, are by Franz Meyer of Munich.

St. Michael Building History

1876 -

In 1997, St. Michael’s became part of the Parish of the Resurrection.

Renovations

1901 – Ceiling paintings replaced with rococo design.
1900/01 – Installation of Franz Meyer stained glass windows
c. 1910 – Marble, onyx , and brass altar rail, Stations of the Cross, marble pulpit
1925 – Marble altar and baldachin, marble sanctuary floor, marble altar rail, life-size crucifix, stained glass window of St. Michael the Archangel, new color scheme, paintings of Fathers and Doctors of the Eastern and Western Churches, canopy attached to pulpit, Skinner organ.

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1 Comment

JC on November 10, 2011 at 1:50 am.

Organ: E. M. Skinner
Thanks for this wonderful site

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