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General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York, Manhattan, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 1.1.65
Rating: Nothing
Other name(s): Berkeley School for Boys
Address: 44th Street and Fifth Avenue
Location: Manhattan, New York City, New York 10036, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.75521, -73.98147
Tiffany 1910: Page 11
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 9
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Duncan 1980 says building was "destroyed", which it is not [DUNC1980]
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1890-1891 [NYW1890, LPC1988]
Architect: Lamb & Rich [NYW1890, LPC1988]
Comment: Berkeley School vacated building in 1899 [LPC1988]
Also of interest:

Site Items

1.1.65.1: Billings Memorial Window: Plato Teaching Aristotle (1891) (Destroyed)
1.1.65.2: White Memorial Window: ornamental (Destroyed if ever existed)
1.1.65.3: Franklin Memorial Window: The Young Alexander (1891) (Destroyed)
1.1.65.4: Reynal Memorial Window: David, the Armor-Bearer of Saul (1891) (Destroyed)
1.1.65.5: Granberry Memorial Window: Youth and the Four Elements (1891) (Destroyed)
1.1.65.6: Fuller Memorial Window: The Youthful Joseph (Destroyed)

Item 1.1.65.1

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

Status: Destroyed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Billings Memorial Window
Theme: Plato Teaching Aristotle [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 11
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 9
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1891A, NYH1891B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Ehrick Billings (17 Oct 1872 - 17 Oct 1889), class of 1889 [NYH1891A, WIKI]
Donor: his mother, Julia Parmly (Mrs. Frederick H.) Billings [NYH1891A, WIKI]
Date: Informally unveiled 12 Dec 1891 [NYH1891B]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Historic Figure
Location: main stairway [NYH1891B]

Item 1.1.65.2

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

Status: Destroyed if ever existed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: White Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 11
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 9
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 1.1.65.3

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

Status: Destroyed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Franklin Memorial Window
Theme: The Young Alexander [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 11
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 9
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1891A, NYH1891B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Frederick L. Franklin (1882 - 19 Jun 1890), class of 1891 [NYH1891A, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Franklin, and the Berkley School Corps [NYH1891A]
Date: Informally unveiled 12 Dec 1891 [NYH1891B]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Historic Figure
Location: reading room [NYH1891B]

Item 1.1.65.4

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

Status: Destroyed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Reynal Memorial Window
Theme: David, the Armor-Bearer of Saul [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 11
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 9
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1891A, NYH1891B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jules R.F. Reynal (d. 1882), class of 1887 [NYH1891A]
Donor: his mother, Nathalie Florence (Mrs. Jules) Reynal [NYH1891A, WEB]
Date: Informally unveiled 12 Dec 1891 [NYH1891B]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: David
Location: reading room [NYH1891B]

Item 1.1.65.5

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

Status: Destroyed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Granberry Memorial Window
Theme: Youth and the Four Elements [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 11
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 9
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1891A, NYH1891B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: William P. Granberry (d. Dec 1888), class of 1892 [NYH1891A]
Donor: Mrs. W.H. Granberry [NYH1891A]
Date: Informally unveiled 12 Dec 1891 [NYH1891B]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Youth
Location: main stairway [NYH1891B]

Item 1.1.65.6

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

Status: Destroyed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Fuller Memorial Window
Theme: The Youthful Joseph [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 11
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 9
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Joseph

References

DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
LPC1988: Landmarks Preservation Commission (1988)
NYH1891A: New York Herald (10 Dec 1891, p. 8)
NYH1891B: New York Herald (13 Dec 1891, p. 16)
NYW1890: New York World (13 Oct 1890, p. 9)
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (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
WIKI: Wikipedia

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