You are here

Immaculate Conception Church

-A A +A
1976, Kern Weber Murphy, with Herman Weber, project architect. 715 E. Main St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Herman Weber of the Erie firm of Kern Weber Murphy created a modern design with shingleclad roof fins and streamlined tower for this church to symbolize the reforms taking place within the Roman Catholic Church in the 1960s. Its centralized plan reflects the liturgical guidelines of Vatican Council II of 1965 to unify the congregation in worship. One of these reforms recommended that Mass should be said while facing the congregation. Weber focused all the internal elements, including the beams and skylights, on the altar. On the exterior, a courtyard and fountain integrate the entrance with the parking lot.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Lu Donnelly et al.
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Lu Donnelly et al., "Immaculate Conception Church", [Clarion, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-CL8.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 453-453.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,