St. Mary of the Assumption
Architectural sculpture on the church facade includes a full-length
figure of Mary, and two relief panels. Mary is placed above church
entrance canopy, depicted as an ascending figure, hands clasped in
prayer. She wears a head covering, layered garments and sandals. A round
window forms a halo around her head.
Beneath the entrance canopy are
two relief panels. The right panel depicts the Annunciation. A kneeling
angel, in proper right profile, faces Mary who is standing. There is a
lily stem in the upper right corner of the panel and a dove in the upper
left corner. The left relief panel may depict the Magnificat, where
Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist, meets Mary. Both figures extend
their hands to each other in greeting.
In the upper right corner of the
left relief is a lamb. In the lower left corner is a Chi-rho monogram. Edward Sculte, architect; Fagan Stone Company, fabricator.