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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) item has a photo
1.1.18.2: McCreery Memorial Window: Visit of the Magi (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.18.3: Greenwood Memorial Window: Jesus at Bethany (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.18.4: Van Arsdale Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.18.5: Chester Memorial Window: Resurrection Morning (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.18.6: De Witt Memorial Window: Unto You Is Born (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.18.7: Brownlee Memorial Window: Resurrection Angel (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.18.8: Hitchcock Memorial Window: Boy Christ (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.18.9: Chambers Memorial Window: Christ in the Temple (1893) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.18.10: Chambers Memorial Window: Jesus and the Woman of Samaria (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.18.11: Hyde Memorial Window: Glory to God in the Highest (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.18.12: great atrium skylight (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.18.13: Jessup Memorial Window (Unknown)

Item 1.1.18.1

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Ministers Memorial Window:  Arms of Reformed Church in America, Seal of Corporation, Floral Symbols
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

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, NYH1892A, REFO1893]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: 24 deceased Ministers of the Collegiate Church in New York City since founding in 1628 [INSCRIPTION, NYT1892, NYH1892B, REFO1893]
Donor: Robert Schell [REFO1893]
Date: Dedicated 26 Jun 1892 (with building) [REFO1893, NYT1892]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORIAM 1892 / TO THE MINISTERS WHO OFFICIATED IN THIS / CHURCH FROM ITS ORGANIZATION IN 1628. // JONAS MICHAELIUS FROM 1628 TO 1633 / EVERARDUS BOGARDUS 1633 TO 1647 / JOHANNES BACKERUS 1647 TO 1649 / JOANNES MEGAPOLENSIS 1649 TO 1669 / SAMUEL DRISIUS 1652 TO 1673 / SAMUEL MEGAPOLENSIS 1664 TO 1668 / WILHELMUS VAN NIEWENHUYSEN 1671 TO 1682 / HENRICUS SELYNS 1682 TO 1710 / GUALTERUS DU BOIS 1699 TO 1751 / HENRICUS BOEL 1713 TO 1754 / JOANNES RITZEMA 1744 TO 1784 / LAMBERTUS DE RONDE 1751 TO 1784 // ARCHIBALD LAIDLIE 1764 TO 1779 / JOHN HENRY LIVINGSTON 1770 TO 1812 / WILLIAM LINN 1785 TO 1805 / GERARDUS ARENSE KUYPERS 1789 TO 1833 / JOHN NEILSON ABEEL 1795 TO 1812 / JOHN SCHUREMAN 1809 TO 1812 / JACOB BRODHEAD 1809 TO 1813 / PHILIP MILLEDOLER 1813 TO 1825 / JOHN KNOX 1816 TO 1858 / PASCHAL NELSON STRONG 1816 TO 1825 / WILLIAM CRAIG BROWNLEE 1826 TO 1860 / THOMAS DE WITT 1827 TO 1874 // WE GIVE THEE HEARTY THANKS FOR THE GOOD / EXAMPLES OF ALL THOSE THY SERVANTS WHO / HAVING FINISHED THEIR COURSE IN FAITH / DO NOW REST FROM THEIR LABORS. [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Ornamental
Location: balcony, west window [ORG]

Item 1.1.18.2

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McCreery Memorial Window:  Visit of the Magi
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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 VISIT OF THE MAGI / THEY FELL DOWN AND WORSHIPPED HIM / AND PRESENTED VNTO HIM GIFTS GOLD / FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH MATTHEW II:11 [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 Mr. Brower was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 1.1.18.3

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Greenwood Memorial Window:  Jesus at Bethany
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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. Rudd was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 1.1.18.4

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Van Arsdale Memorial Window:  Christ Blessing Little Children
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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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Chester Memorial Window:  Resurrection Morning
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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: Not listed
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]
Same as item: Possibly 1.1.18.13

Item 1.1.18.6

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De Witt Memorial Window:  Unto You Is Born
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. Cuyler was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 1.1.18.7

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Brownlee Memorial Window:  Resurrection Angel
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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) [NYH1892A, REFO1893, DEDUCED]
Memorial details: Katharine B. Brownlee (d. 29 Jul 1887) [REFO1893]
Donor: 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, NYH1892B]

Item 1.1.18.8

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Hitchcock Memorial Window:  Boy Christ
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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, NYH1892B]
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 1.1.18.9

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Chambers Memorial Window:  Christ in the Temple
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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 1.1.18.10

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Chambers Memorial Window:  Jesus and the Woman of Samaria
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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: [NYTR1896A, NYTR1896B, 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 [NYTR1896A, NYTR1896B, NYT1896, REFO1897]
Donor: Those Who Have Been Refreshed by the "Living Water" Ofttimes Presented by Him [NYTR1896A, REFO1897]
his friends in the various Collegiate churches throughout the city [NYTR1896B]
Date: Dedicated Whitsunday, 24 May 1896 [NYTR1896A, NYTR1896B, 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. [NYTR1896A, REFO1897]
Category: Woman of Samaria
Location: north nave, first from west [ORG]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [REFO1897, NYTR1896A, NYT1896]

Item 1.1.18.11

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Hyde Memorial Window:  Glory to God in the Highest
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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 1.1.18.12

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great atrium skylight
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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 1.1.18.13

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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:
Same as item: Possibly 1.1.18.5

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
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYH1892A: New York Herald (16 Mar 1892, p. 10)
NYH1892B: New York Herald (27 Mar 1892, p. 28)
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)
NYTR1896A: New York Daily Tribune (24 May 1896, p. 21)
NYTR1896B: New York Daily Tribune (25 May 1896, p. 5)
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. 141)
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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