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St. James' Church, Manhattan, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 1.1.15
Rating: 1 star
Address: 865 Madison Avenue
Location: Manhattan, New York City, New York 10021, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.77116, -73.96559
Tiffany 1910: Page 6
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 6
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1884 [A2Z2004]; 1924 [A2Z2004]; 1950 [A2Z2004]
Architect: Robert H. Robertson [A2Z2004]; Ralph Adams Cram [A2Z2004]; Richard A. Kimball [A2Z2004]
Restoration: Some Tiffany windows restored by Tom Venturella in 1990s [TV2011]
Also of interest: 1902 "The Angel of Life Lifting the Veil from the Mortal", Kunhardt Memorial Window, by Church Glass and Decorating Company [CHU1902]
1903 "David the Psalmist", Shriver Memorial Window, by Church Glass and Decorating Company [CHU1903]
Windows by Henry Wynd Young and Connick Studio [ORG]

Site Items

1.1.15.1: Smithers Memorial Window: And in the morn those Angel faces smile (1897) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.15.2: Ward Memorial Window: Angel of Praise (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.15.3: Flower Memorial Window: Faith, Hope and Charity (1901) (Removed)
1.1.15.4: Smith Memorial Window: The Temple on the Holy Hill (1901) (Removed)
1.1.15.5: Stanton Memorial Window: Angel in Field of Lilies (1898) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 1.1.15.1

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Smithers Memorial Window:  And in the morn those Angel faces smile Smithers Memorial Window:  And in the morn those Angel faces smile Smithers Memorial Window:  And in the morn those Angel faces smile
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Smithers Memorial Window
Theme: And in the morn those Angel faces smile [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 6
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 6
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Louisa MacDougall Bancroft Smithers (13 Nov 1853 - 19 Jul 1895) [NYT1897, HIST1960, WEB]
Donor: her husband, Francis Sydney Smithers [NYT1897, WEB]
Date: Consecrated 31 Jan 1897 [NYT1897]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: And with / the morn those angel / faces smile which I have / loved long since and / lost awhile [PHOTO]
Category: Angel Faces
Location: columbarium, at base of bell tower [ORG]
Comment: Window moved to base of bell tower in 1924 [ORG]

Item 1.1.15.2

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Ward Memorial Window:  Angel of Praise
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ward Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Praise [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 6
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 6
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Mabel Marquand Ward (29 Oct 1860 - 23 Nov 1896), Marquand Ward (9 Dec 1894 - 18 Oct 1918) and Galbraith Ward (9 Aug 1892 - 17 Dec 1918) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor: husband / father / father, Henry Galbraith Ward [HIST1960, FINDAGRAVE]
Date:
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: THOU ART UNTO / THEM AS / A VERY // LOVELY / SONG OF ONE / THAT HATH A / PLEASANT VOICE // MARQUAND WARD / DEC. 9, 1894 - OCT. 18,1918 // MABEL MARQUAND / WARD / OCT. 29, 1860 - NOV. 23, 1896 // GALBRAITH WARD / AUG. 9, 1892 - DEC. 17, 1918 [PHOTO]
Category: Angel
Location: basement, in a light box [TV2011]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the War Memorial Window but Tiffany 1897 calls it the Ward Memorial Window [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Comment: Evidently the inscription was updated after the sons died in 1918 [DEDUCED]

Item 1.1.15.3

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Status: Removed [TV2018, MICH2018]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Flower Memorial Window
Theme: Faith, Hope and Charity [CHU1901A]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [CHU1901A]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [CHU1901A]
Memorial details: John Davison Flower (16 Apr 1840 - 20 Aug 1900) [INSCRIPTION, CHU1901A]
Donor:
Date: Installed ca. Jul 1901 [CHU1901A]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, CHU1901A]
Inscription: AND NOW ABIDETH / FAITH HOPE AND CHARITY / THESE THREE // IN MEMORY OF / JOHN DAVISON FLOWER / BORN APRIL 16 1840 / DIED AUGUST 20 1900 // BUT THE GREATEST OF / THESE IS CHARITY / 1 CORINTHIANS 13 [PHOTO, CHU1901A]
Category: Faith; Hope; Charity
History: The window was found in the basement of a church in Queens [TV2018, MICH2018]
The two outer panes of the triptych were sold at Michaan's Auctions, Alameda, CA, 18 May 2013, lots 2103 and 2104, for $35400 each [MICH2013, TV2018]

Item 1.1.15.4

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Status: Removed [TV2018, MICH2018, DEDUCED]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Smith Memorial Window
Theme: The Temple on the Holy Hill [CHU1901B, NYW1901]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [CHU1901B, NYW1901]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Adon Smith (20 Apr 1835 - 13 Jun 1900) [CHU1901B, NYW1901]
Donor:
Date: Unveiled 13 Oct 1901 [CHU1901B, NYW1901]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Inscription: To the Glory of God / and In Memory of // *** // Warden of Holy Trinity / Warden of St James / Twenty-seven years [PHOTO]
Category: Landscape; Ornamental
History: The two outer panes were found in the basement of a church in Queens [TV2018, MICH2018]

Item 1.1.15.5

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Stanton Memorial Window:  Angel in Field of Lilies
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Stanton Memorial Window
Theme: Angel in Field of Lilies [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: copyright 1898, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. New York [DT2016]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Gerald Napier Stanton (4 Sep 1846 - 11 Jun 1897) [INSCRIPTION, HIST1960, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his family [HIST1960]
Date: Copyright 1898 [SIGNATURE]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Born September 4 1846 // In Loving Memory of / Gerald Napier Stanton // Died June 11 1897 [PHOTO]
Category: Angel of Resurrection

References

A2Z2004: From Abyssinian to Zion, A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship, David W. Dunlap (2004, p. 210)
CHU1901A: The Churchman (6 Jul 1901, p. 14)
CHU1901B: The Churchman (19 Oct 1901, p. 528)
CHU1902: The Churchman (8 Nov 1902, p. 584)
CHU1903: The Churchman (28 Mar 1903, p. 433)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DT2016: Donald Traser, personal communication (5 Oct 2016)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1960: A History of Saint James Church in the City of New of York, 1810-1960, James Elliott Lindsley (1960)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
MICH2013: Michaan's Auctions (18 May 2013, lots 2103 and 2104)
MICH2018: Allen Michaan, personal communication (19 Jun 2018)
NYT1897: New York Times (1 Feb 1897)
NYW1901: New York World (19 Oct 1901, p. 5)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (6 Feb 1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1897: A List of Windows: And Extracts from Letters & Newspapers, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1897)
TIFF1910: A Partial List of Tiffany Windows, Tiffany Studios (1910)
TV2011: Thomas Venturella, personal correspondence (20 Jan 2011)
TV2018: Thomas Venturella, personal correspondence (14-15 Jun 2018)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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