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

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The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 1.1.24
Rating: Nothing
Address: 902 Madison Avenue
Location: Manhattan, New York City, New York 10021, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.7722, -73.96527 (approx)
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 8
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Demolished
Building date: 1889-1890 [A2Z2004, NYT1890, NYH1890]
Architect: William A. Potter [A2Z2004]
Comment: Tiffany also did the interior decorations [KING1892]
Congregation vacated building after service of 5 Jun 1938 [NYT1938]
Building demolished 1939 [NYT1939A, NYT1939B]
Also of interest:

Site Items

1.1.24.1: Unangst Memorial Window: Christ and Mary and Martha (Removed)
1.1.24.2: Muhlenberg Memorial Window: Christ in Glory (1891) (Unknown)
1.1.24.3: Kerfoot Memorial Window: Star of Bethlehem (1897) (Unknown)
1.1.24.4: altar and reredos in glass mosaic and marble (1890) (Unknown)

Item 1.1.24.1

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

Status: Removed [STURM1982]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Unangst Memorial Window
Theme: Christ and Mary and Martha [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 8
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1891]
Record type: Window
Designer: Edward Peck Sperry [NYH1891]
Memorial details: Mary C. Unangst [NYS1891, NYH1891]
Donor: her husband, Charles Unangst [NYH1891]
Date: 1890 or 1891 [NYH1891, NYS1891, DEDUCED]
Size:
Lancets: 3 panes [NYH1891]
Inscription:
Category: Christ at Home of Martha and Mary
Location: east transept [NYH1891, NYS1891]
History: Moved to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Brooklyn (SITE:2.1.75) [STURM1982]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: There is an extract from a letter from Mr. Unangst about the window in Tiffany 1897, p. 69 [TIFF1897]
Same as item: 2.1.75.1

Item 1.1.24.2

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Muhlenberg Memorial Window (Von Post Memorial Window)
Theme: Christ in Glory [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: rose window [NYH1891, NYS1891]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 8
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYT1891, NYH1891, NYTR1891, NYS1891]
Record type: Window
Designer: Edward Peck Sperry [NYH1891]
Memorial details: Henry Melchior Muhlenberg (6 Sep 1711 - 7 Oct 1787), founder of the American Lutheran Church [NYT1891, NYH1891, NYTR1891, NYS1891]
Donor: descendants of Muhlenberg: James Muhlenberg Bailey, Mrs. H.P. Bailey, Hermann C. van Post, Mrs. Gustav Schwab, Mrs. D.M. Edgar, Kate L. Cammann, Mrs. T. Ward, Robert Jaffray, Robert Jaffray, Jr., and Emily Jaffray [NYH1890, NYS1891]
Date: Dedicated 1 Nov 1891 [NYT1891, NYH1891, NYTR1891, NYS1891]
Size:
Inscription: On wall underneath window: To the glory of Christ, in memory of his servant, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Partriarch of the Lutheran Church in America. Born September 6, 1711, died October 7, 1787. This window is dedicated by descendants of his granddaughters, Eliza Catharine Meier and Anna Margaretha Lorillard, daughters of John Christopher Kunze, D.D., who, from A.D. 1784 to 1807 was pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in this city [NYS1891, NYTR1891]
Category: Christ; Rose Window
Location: east transept [NYH1891, NYTR1891, NYS1891]
Cost: $2500 [NYT1891, NYH1891, NYTR1891]
After design: Sculpture by Bertel Thorwaldsen in Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen [NYTR1891]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Von Post Memorial Window, so likely Herrmann C. von Post organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 1.1.24.3

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Kerfoot Memorial Window
Theme: Star of Bethlehem [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Angel of the Shepherds [NYH1897]
Tiffany 1910: Page 7
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 8
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1897, NYTR1897B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Sarah F. Hunter Kerfoot [NYH1897, NYTR1897A, NYTR1897B, TIFF1897]
Donor: her husband, John B. Kerfoot, and brother, F.W. Hunter [NYH1897, NYTR1897B, TIFF1897, WEB]
Date: Unveiled Easter Sunday, 18 Apr 1897 [NYH1897, NYTR1897A, NYTR1897B]
Size: 18' high x 3' wide [NYH1897]
Inscription:
Category: Star of Bethlehem
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 83) quotes an extract from Mr. Hunter saying that he and Mr. Kerfoot were pleased with the window [TIFF1897]

Item 1.1.24.4

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: altar and reredos in glass mosaic and marble [TIFFM1896]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany Mosaic 1896 lists the altar and reredos [TIFFM1896]
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1890]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: In place when building consecrated 12 Oct 1890 [NYT1890, NYH1890]
Size:
Inscription:

References

A2Z2004: From Abyssinian to Zion, A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship, David W. Dunlap (2004, p. 211)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
KING1892: King's Handbook of New York City, Moses King (1892, p. 347)
NYH1890: New York Herald (2 Nov 1890, p. 27)
NYH1891: New York Herald (2 Nov 1891, p. 5)
NYH1897: New York Herald (19 Apr 1897, p. 12)
NYS1891: New York Sun (2 Nov 1891, p. 6)
NYT1890: New York Times (13 Oct 1890)
NYT1891: New York Times (30 Oct 1891)
NYT1938: New York Times (27 May 1938)
NYT1939A: New York Times (5 Feb 1939)
NYT1939B: New York Times (30 Jul 1939)
NYTR1891: New York Daily Tribune (2 Nov 1891, p. 7)
NYTR1897A: New York Daily Tribune (17 Apr 1897, p. 8)
NYTR1897B: New York Daily Tribune (19 Apr 1897, p. 5)
STURM1982: Stained Glass from Medieval Times to the Present, James L. Sturm (1982, p. 52)
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)
TIFFM1896: Glass Mosaic, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1896)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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