Date: 1960Architect: A.F. & Arthur StauderBuilding Type: Institutional/OrganizationLocation: 1801-27 Lucas Avenue
The St. Nicholas Parish Center, by A.F. & Arthur Stauder, isa U-shaped single-story building with double-height and2-story sections and a square tower. The footprint encom-passes a church, school, and gym or auditorium, all wrap-ping around a central parking lot. Both double-heightportions, one at each end of Lucas Ave, feature a wavedroof with overhanging eaves, clerestory windows, slit win-dows, and brick cladding. St. Nicholas is architecturallysignificant as one of the works of a prolific and highly-regarded local firm specializing in religious architecture.The design illustrates an arrangement of low, horizontalvolumes punctuated by the tower and the primary wor-ship hall, both with distinctive roof shapes.
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