Exterior: The North Transept

The 82nd Street entrances into the church are through a pair of “Romanesque” doors. Shafts grace the doorjambs, which are framed by false stonework. At their tops the doors carry the only decorative foliage carvings in the entire church. Above the doors the monumental rose, filled with tracery in a stark geometric pattern, nestles under an arch that is clean and simple in design. The window arch is flanked by the two windows of the choir loft. Except for their stained glass this pair of windows could almost grace a residential building of the mid-century. Above the rose window the transept gable is finished off with a small niche.