St. Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church, Est. 1865
 
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Served by the Salvatorians
Romanesque Revival Style of architecture, popular in the U.S. from 1870 to 1900, distinguished by round arches.

Apse
The recess, usually semicircular, at the end of a Roman basilica or a Christian church

Capital The top part of a pillar or column

Nave From navis, ship, an early symbol of the church. The central aisle; the part of a church located between the chief entrance and the chancel, and separated from the aisles by piers or columns. (See Nave)


Sanctuary
The holiest part of a sacred place, as in a Christian church around the altar. (See Sanctuary)

Vestibule A small entrance hall or passage between the outer door and the interior of the building.

Pilaster
A shallow rectangular column projecting only slightly from a wall. 

Imposts
The top member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the weight of an arch rests

Keystone
The central wedge-shaped stone of an arch that locks its parts together. Sometimes carved.

Beltcourse
A projecting horizontal course of masonry, of the same or dissimilar material used to throw off water from the wall; usually coincides with the edge of an interior wall.

Cornice
A decorative molded projection at the top of a wall, window, or construction.

Barrel vault
A masonry vault of plain semicircular cross section,k supported by parallel walls.

Reredos An ornamental partition wall behind the altar. 

Ambo Usually a platform raised above the surround area to give prominence to the person on it; a lectern, podium, or pulpit.

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