The Grand Tour: Overview of Church Art & Architecture| SF
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St. Dominic’s Church | 2390 Bush St., San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
“The Grand Tour, Overview of Church Art & Architecture” is a special event open to all of the San Francisco Bay Area and is sponsored by the Docent Program at St. Dominic’s Church, a Dominican Parish, is San Francisco. The Tour will cover both the Church exterior and interior. The history of the evolution of the church edifice since its creation in the 19th Century, the rebuilding after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, through the initial seismic rehabilitation “Flying Buttresses” project (1986 to 1992) to its final interior restoration completed at the start of the 21st Century. St. Dominic’s today represent a legacy of goodwill by people of all faiths who consider it a community treasure.
Architect of original church: Arnold Sutherland Constable, England.
Stone work: The High Altar was carved of botticino marble at Pietrasanta, Italy. The altar in the Lady Chapel is of Carrara marble obtained through Amadeo Magnini of Florence.
Wood work: The Edmund Schmid Woodcarving Studio of Oberammergau, Germany, and Edmund Schmid.
Stone work: Alphonse Peeters et Fils of Liege, Belgium and B. Van Uytvanck et Fils of Louvain, Belgium.
Stained Glass: Charles J. Connick of Boston and Max Ingrand of Paris.
Pipe Organ: The pipe organ was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1909 and is registered with the Organ Historical Society as one of the most important, historical instruments in the country.
Wrought Steel Fixtures: Roger Yearout Metalsmithing, San Francisco. 1992.
“This love of the work itself, of the materials, of the process of creation is the glory of St. Dominic’s Church. Each piece of art is an individual treasure. Together they form this exquisite offering of prayer and praise. In 1926, an anonymous Dominican wrote of the church then being built:
TRULY IT IS A SERMON IN STONE.”
Presented by St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
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