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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Manhattan, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 1.1.33
Rating: 1 star
Other name(s): Fourth Presbyterian Church
Address: 302 West 91st Street
Location: Manhattan, New York City, New York 10024, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.7921, -73.97596
Tiffany 1910: Page 8
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 8
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1893-1894 [ORG]
Architect: Heins & La Farge [A2Z2004, ORG]
Comment: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church occupied building in 1953 [ORG]
Also of interest: 1894 McIntire Memorial Window, "Christ's Journey to Emmaus", by Sellers and Ashley [NYTR1894, PHOTO]
South transept window and floor mosaic by Rafael Guastavino [ORG]

Site Items

1.1.33.1: Marshall Memorial Window: The Transfiguration (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.33.2: Marshall Memorial Window: Ascension (Unknown)
1.1.33.3.a: Decker Memorial Window: Spring (1928) (Extant)
1.1.33.3.b: Decker Memorial Window: Autumn (1928) (Extant)

Item 1.1.33.1

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Marshall Memorial Window:  The Transfiguration
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Marshall Memorial Window
Theme: The Transfiguration [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 8
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 8
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1895, NYO1895]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Robert B. Marshall (d. 1891) [NYH1895, NYO1895]
Donor: his daughter, Margaret Marshall [NYH1895, NYO1895]
Date: Unveiled 20 Jan 1895 [NYH1895]
Size: 27' high x 12' wide [NYH1895]
26' high x 14' wide [NYO1895, DEDUCED]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Transfiguration
Location: north transept [NYH1895, NYO1895]
Cost: $3000 [NYH1895]
After design: Painting by Raphael [NYH1895]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 83) quotes an extract from the 1895 New York Herald article about the window [TIFF1897]
Comment: A small pane at the bottom right of the window was removed in 1987 [ORG]

Item 1.1.33.2

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: Marshall Memorial Window
Theme: Ascension [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 8
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ascension
Comment: Such a window was commissioned for the south transept but obstruction of light by nearby townhouses meant the commission was cancelled [ORG]

Item 1.1.33.3.a

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Decker Memorial Window
Theme: Spring [NYS1928]
River of Life at Dawn [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PHOTO, NYS1928, DEDUCED]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Josephine Randall Decker (1857-1927) [INSCRIPTION, NYS1928]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 16 Dec 1928 [NYS1928]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "There is a river the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God / In Loving Memory of / Josephine Randall Decker / 1857 - 1927 [PHOTO]
Category: Landscape
Location: behind altar [PHOTO]

Item 1.1.33.3.b

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Decker Memorial Window
Theme: Autumn [NYS1928]
River of Life at Dusk [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PHOTO, NYS1928, DEDUCED]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Thomas Willis Decker (13 Oct 1849 - 20 Oct 1911) [INSCRIPTION, NYS1928, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 16 Dec 1928 [NYS1928]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water" / In Loving Memory of / Thompson Willis Decker / 1849 - 1911 [PHOTO]
Category: Landscape
Location: behind altar [PHOTO]

References

A2Z2004: From Abyssinian to Zion, A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship, David W. Dunlap (2004, p. 14)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYH1895: New York Herald (20 Jan 1895, fourth section, p. 4)
NYO1895: The New York Observer (24 Jan 1895, p. 112)
NYS1928: New York Sun (15 Dec 1928, p. 24)
NYTR1894: New York Daily Tribune (20 Apr 1894, p. 12)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of 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)

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