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Middle Collegiate Church, Manhattan, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 1.1.18
Rating: 3 stars
Other name(s): Middle Dutch Church
Address: 50 East 7th Street
Location: Manhattan, New York City, New York 10003, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.72768, -73.98806
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1891-1892 [A2Z2004]
Architect: Samuel B. Reed [A2Z2004]
Also of interest:

Site Items

1.1.18.1: Ministers Memorial Window: Arms of Reformed Church in America, Seal of Corporation, Floral Symbols (1892) (Extant)
1.1.18.2: McCreery Memorial Window: Visit of the Magi (1892) (Extant)
1.1.18.3: Greenwood Memorial Window: Jesus at Bethany (1892) (Extant)
1.1.18.4: Van Arsdale Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1892) (Extant)
1.1.18.5: Chester Memorial Window: Resurrection Morning (1892) (Extant)
1.1.18.6: De Witt Memorial Window: Unto You Is Born (1892) (Extant)
1.1.18.7: Gawtry Memorial Window: Madonna (1892) (Extant)
1.1.18.8: Brownlee Memorial Window: Resurrection Angel (1892) (Extant)
1.1.18.9: Hitchcock Memorial Window: Boy Christ (1892) (Extant)
1.1.18.10: Chambers Memorial Window: Christ in the Temple (1893) (Extant)
1.1.18.11: Chambers Memorial Window: Jesus and the Woman of Samaria (1896) (Extant)
1.1.18.12: Hyde Memorial Window: Glory to God in the Highest (1896) (Extant)
1.1.18.13: Shepherd (Extant)
1.1.18.14: great atrium skylight (Extant)
1.1.18.15: Jessup Memorial Window (Unknown)

Item 1.1.18.1

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ministers Memorial Window
Theme: Arms of Reformed Church in America, Seal of Corporation, Floral Symbols [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: ornamental window [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYW1892, NYH1892B, REFO1893]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: 24 deceased Ministers of the Collegiate Church in New York City since fouding in 1628 [NYT1892, NYH1892A, REFO1893]
Donor: Robert Schell [REFO1893]
Date: Dedicated 26 Jun 1892 (with building) [REFO1893, NYT1892]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: balcony, west window [ORG]

Item 1.1.18.2

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: McCreery Memorial Window (Brower Memorial Window)
Theme: Visit of the Magi [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1892A, NYH1892B, REFO1893]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Cornelia Leverich Brower McCreery (5 Sep 1837 - 22 Nov 1877) [REFO1893, WEB]
Donor: William L. Brower [REFO1893]
Date: Dedicated 26 Jun 1892 (with building) [REFO1893, NYT1892]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: ON THE ** OF THE MAGI / THEY FELL DOWN AND WORSHIPPED HIM / AND PRESENTED VNTO HIM GIFTS. GOLD / FRANKINCENSE *** [PHOTO]
Category: Adoration of the Magi
Location: south nave, fourth from west [ORG]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [REFO1893, PHOTO]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Brower Memorial Window because William Brower was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 1.1.18.3

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Greenwood Memorial Window (Greenwood and Rudd Memorial Window)
Theme: Jesus at Bethany [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Our Lord in the House of Martha and Mary [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1892A, NYH1892B, REFO1893]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Mary Agnes Rudd Greenwood (11 Jan 1847 - 31 Oct 1890) [REFO1893, WEB]
Donor: Mrs. Joseph Rudd [REFO1893]
Date: Dedicated 26 Jun 1892 (with building) [REFO1893, NYT1892]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: ON BETHANY / MARY WHICH ALSO SAT AT JESVS' FEET / LVKE X:39 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ at Home of Martha and Mary
Location: north nave, fourth from west [ORG]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [REFO1893, PHOTO]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Greenwood and Rudd Memorial Window because Mrs. Joseph Rudd was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 1.1.18.4

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Van Arsdale Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1892A, NYH1892B, REFO1893]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Henry Van Arsdale (21 Jan 1814 - 25 Aug 1888) [REFO1893, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: William H. Van Arsdale [REFO1893]
Date: Dedicated 26 Jun 1892 (with building) [REFO1893, NYT1892]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: JESVS CALLED THEM VNTO HIM [PHOTO, REFO1893]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
Location: south nave, third from west [ORG]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [REFO1893, PHOTO]

Item 1.1.18.5

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Chester Memorial Window
Theme: Resurrection Morning [ORG, REFO1893]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [REFO1893]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Alethea Sanford Rudd Chester (1844 - 15 Aug 1891) [REFO1893, WEB]
Donor: Albert Chester and his son [REFO1893]
Date: Dedicated 26 Jun 1892 (with building) [REFO1893, NYT1892]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: NOW WHEN JESUS WAS RISEN HE / APPEARED FIRST TO MARY MAGDALEN [PHOTO, REFO1893]
Category: Resurrection with Christ
Location: north nave, third from west [ORG]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [REFO1893, PHOTO]

Item 1.1.18.6

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: De Witt Memorial Window (Cuyler Memorial Window)
Theme: Unto You Is Born [ORG]
Description: ornamental window [REFO1893, PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [REFO1893]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Julia Plumer De Witt (d. 3 Nov 1861) [REFO1893]
Donor: Mrs. Theodore Cuyler [REFO1893]
Date: Dedicated 26 Jun 1892 (with building) [REFO1893, NYT1892]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: south nave, second from west [ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Cuyler Memorial Window, but without description, because Mrs. Theodore Cuyler was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 1.1.18.7

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Gawtry Memorial Window
Theme: Madonna [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [REFO1893]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Frederick William Gawtry (d. 22 Oct 1888) [REFO1893]
Donor: Mrs. William M. Gawtry [REFO1893]
Date: Dedicated 26 Jun 1892 (with building) [REFO1893, NYT1892]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Madonna
Location: narthex [ORG]
After design: Painting by Raphael [REFO1893, PHOTO]

Item 1.1.18.8

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Brownlee Memorial Window
Theme: Resurrection Angel [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1892A, NYH1892B, REFO1893]
Record type: Window
Designer: Miss Comyns (likely this is Elizabeth Barker Comins) [NYH1892B, REFO1893, DEDUCED]
Memorial details: Katharine B. Brownlee (d. 29 Jul 1887) [REFO1893]
Donor: Miss Jane Brownlee [REFO1893]
Date: Dedicated 26 Jun 1892 (with building) [REFO1893, NYT1892]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Location: chancel, south of pulpit [ORG, NYH1892A]

Item 1.1.18.9

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hitchcock Memorial Window (Brownlee Memorial Window)
Theme: Boy Christ [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1892A, NYH1892B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Caroline M. Hitchcock (d. 27 Apr 1891) [REFO1893]
Donor: Dr. and Mrs. Cornelius Walke [REFO1893]
Date: Dedicated 26 Jun 1892 (with building) [REFO1893, NYT1892]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Christ
Location: chancel, north of pulpit [ORG, NYH1892A]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [REFO1893, PHOTO]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Brownlee Memorial Window for unknown reason, possibly this is a mistake or possibly Jane Brownlee organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 1.1.18.10

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Chambers Memorial Window
Theme: Christ in the Temple [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
The Disputation [ORG]
Christ Among the Doctors [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [REFO1894]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Louisa (or Louise) Frelinghuysen Chambers (3 Dec 1821 - 2 Jun 1892) [REFO1894, TIFF1910, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her husband, Rev. Talbot Wilson Chambers [REFO1894]
Date: Installed autumn 1893 [REFO1894]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: JESUS ADVANCED IN WISDOM AND / STATURE, AND IN FAVOR WITH GOD / AND MEN. LUKE II 52 [PHOTO]
Category: Disputation in the Temple
Location: north nave, second from west [ORG]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [REFO1894, PHOTO]

Item 1.1.18.11

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Chambers Memorial Window
Theme: Jesus and the Woman of Samaria [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYTR1896, NYP1896, NYT1896, REFO1897]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Talbot Wilson Chambers (25 Feb 1819 - 3 Feb 1896), senior minister of the Collegiate Church [NYTR1896, NYT1896, REFO1897]
Donor: Those Who Have Been Refreshed by the "Living Water" Ofttimes Presented by Him [NYTR1896, REFO1897]
Date: Dedicated Whitsunday, 24 May 1896 [NYTR1896, NYP1896, NYT1896, REFO1897]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE REVEREND TALBOT WILSON CHAMBERS, S.T.D. FEBRUARY 25, 1819 - FEBRUARY 3, 1896. SENIOR MINISTER OF THIS CHURCH. TO COMMEMORATE HIS SIMPLE FAITH IN THE CHRIST AND IN THE KINGDOM. GRATEFULLY ERECTED BY THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN REFRESHED BY THE "LIVING WATER" OFTTIMES PRESENTED BY HIM. WHITSUN DAY, 1896. [NYTR1896, REFO1897]
Category: Woman of Samaria
Location: north nave, first from west [ORG]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [REFO1897, NYTR1896, NYT1896]

Item 1.1.18.12

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hyde Memorial Window
Theme: Glory to God in the Highest [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Nativity [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation: [REFO1897]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Edwin Hyde (1812-1896) and his wife, Elizabeth Alvina Hyde (1814-1886) [REFO1897]
Donor: their children [REFO1897]
Date: Installed 1896 [REFO1897]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: UNTO YOU IS BORN A SAVIOUR / WHICH IS CHRIST THE LORD [PHOTO]
IN MEMORIAM / 1812 EDWIN HYDE 1896 / AND HIS WIFE / 1814 ELIZABETH ALVINA HYDE 1886 [REFO1897]
Category: Nativity
Location: south nave, first from west [ORG]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [REFO1897, PHOTO]

Item 1.1.18.13

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Theme: Shepherd [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [ORG]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Location: narthex [ORG]

Item 1.1.18.14

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: great atrium skylight [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Glass
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Location: south hall [ORG]

Item 1.1.18.15

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Jessup Memorial Window
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 7
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Tiffany/Duncan comment: It is not clear what Tiffany 1910 means by this window [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

References

A2Z2004: From Abyssinian to Zion, A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship, David W. Dunlap (2004, p. 145)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
NYH1892A: New York Herald (27 Mar 1892, p. 28)
NYH1892B: New York Herald (16 Mar 1892, p. 10)
NYP1896: New York Press (24 May 1896, p. 8)
NYT1892: New York Times (25 Jun 1892)
NYT1896: New York Times (25 May 1896, p. 8)
NYTR1896: New York Daily Tribune (24 May 1896, p. 21)
NYW1892: New York World (14 Mar 1892, p. 10)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
REFO1893: Year Book of the (Collegiate) Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the City of New York (1893, p. 129-147)
REFO1894: Year Book of the (Collegiate) Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the City of New York (1894, p. 137-147)
REFO1897: Year Book of the (Collegiate) Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the City of New York (1897, p. 468-474)
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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