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St. Michael's Church, Manhattan, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 1.1.7
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 225 West 99th Street
Location: Manhattan, New York City, New York 10025, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.79628, -73.96906
Tiffany 1910: Page 5
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 5
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 also lists "chancel decorations, altar and altar rail", which still exist [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1872-1873, 1889-1890 [ORG]
Architect: Robert W. Gibson [ORG]
Comment: Frederick Wilson designed 1916 St. Faith window but unknown who made it [ORG, DEDUCED]
Also of interest: Windows by Maitland Armstrong, Frederick Wilson, J.&R. Lamb, and Connick Studio [ORG]
1897 St. Agnes window by Walter Janes [CHU1897]
ca. 1907 chancel decoration by Tiffany [IS1908]

Site Items

1.1.7.1: St. Michael and All Angels (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
1.1.7.2: Roome Memorial Window: Angel of the Resurrection (1902) (Extant)
1.1.7.3: Children's Window: Dove (1907) (Extant)
1.1.7.4: Roome Memorial Window: Annunciation to Mary (1914) (Extant)
1.1.7.5: Zimmerman Memorial Mosaic: Gloria in Excelsis (1920) (Extant)
1.1.7.6: credence niche backed with a mosaic of an urn holding a stylized grape vine in the form of a Tree of Life and in front of the urn is a circle of wheat (1895) (Extant)
1.1.7.7: Peters Memorial Altar: reredos of glass mosaic and relief work (1895) (Extant)
1.1.7.8: pulpit in colored marble and mosaic with a brass rail (1907) (Extant)

Item 1.1.7.1

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St. Michael and All Angels
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: St. Michael and All Angels [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
St. Michael's Victory in Heaven [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 5
Duncan 1980: Page 201
Tiffany 1897: Page 5
Tiffany photo number: 11488 [NEM1911]
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYEP1895, NYT1895, NYTR1895, NYH1895, CHU1895, NYO1896, NEM1911]
Record type: Window
Designer: Louis Comfort Tiffany [NYTR1895, NYH1895, CHU1895, ARCH1896, NYO1911]
With the assistance of Clara Weaver Parrish, Edward Peck Sperry, Louis J. Lederle and Joseph Lauber [NYH1895, ORG]
In collaboration with Rev. John Punnett Peters [ORG]
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated Christmas Day, 25 Dec 1895 [NYEP1895, NYT1895, NYTR1895, NYH1895, NYO1896]
Size: each panel is 22' high x 5' wide [ORG]
Lancets: 7 [PHOTO, NYH1895]
Inscription:
Category: St. Michael
Location: chancel [PHOTO, NYEP1895, NYTR1895, NYH1895, CHU1895, NYO1911]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 82) quotes an extract from an article in the New York Mail and Express about the window [TIFF1897]

Item 1.1.7.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Roome Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of the Resurrection [NYT1902, CHU1902]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYT1902, CHU1902]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Constance Caroline Roome [CHU1902]
Donor: her husband, Edward Arcularius Roome [ORG]
Date: Unveiled Easter Sunday, 30 Mar 1902 [NYT1902, CHU1902]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: on tablet at base of window: In loving memory of Constance Caroline Roome, born Oct. 17, 1827, died Feb. 6, 1895 [CHU1902]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Location: Chapel of the Angels [ORG]

Item 1.1.7.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Children's Window
Theme: Dove [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1907, NYTR1897, IS1908]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: To all who had been baptized in the church [ORG]
Donor: children of the parish [NYH1907]
children of the Sheltering Arms, the Darrach Home for Crippled Children and St. Michael's Sunday school [NYTR1897]
Date: Dedicated Michaelmas, 29 Sep 1907 [NYH1907, NYTR1897]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Dove

Item 1.1.7.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Roome Memorial Window
Theme: Annunciation to Mary [NYEP1914]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYEP1914]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Edward Arcularius Roome [NYEP1914, ORG]
Donor: his daughters Constance, Charlotte and Isabel Roome [NYEP1914, ORG]
Date: Installed ca. Apr 1914 [NYEP1914]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Annunciation
Location: Chapel of the Angels [NYEP1914]

Item 1.1.7.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Zimmerman Memorial Mosaic
Theme: Gloria in Excelsis [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany 1922 shows a design of the mosaic [TIFF1922]
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYT1920, GLASS1920]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer: Frederick Wilson [CMOG2011, DEDUCED]
Memorial details: Margaret Elizabeth Furniss Zimmerman (7 Nov 1829 - 16 Mar 1918) [NYT1920, GLASS1920, MET1967, ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: part of her legacy to the church [NYT1920, GLASS1920]
Date: Dedicated on St Michael's Day, 29 Sep 1920 [ORG]
Was supposed to be dedicated on Easter Sunday, 25 Apr 1920 [NYT1920, GLASS1920]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY / OF GOD AND / IN MEMORY OF / MARGARET / ELIZABETH / ZIMMERMAN / 1829-1918 / BLESSED ARE / THE PURE IN / HEART FOR THEY / SHALL SEE GOD. // O YE SERVANTS / OF THE LORD / BLESS YE THEE / LORD PRAISE / HIM AND MAG-NIFY HIM FOR- / EVER / O YE SPIRITS / AND SOULS OF / THE RIGHTEOUS / BLESS YE THEE / LORD PRAISE HIM / AND MAGNIFY / HIM FOREVER. [MET1967]
Category: Gloria in Excelsis
Location: Chapel of the Angels [NYT1920, GLASS1920, ORG]

Item 1.1.7.6

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

Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: credence niche backed with a mosaic of an urn holding a stylized grape vine in the form of a Tree of Life and in front of the urn is a circle of wheat [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [CHU1895]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated Easter Sunday, 14 Apr 1895 [ORG]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 1.1.7.7

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Peters Memorial Altar
Description: reredos of glass mosaic and relief work [TIFFM1896]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany Mosaic 1896 lists the reredos [TIFFM1896]
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYEP1895, NYH1895, CHU1895]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. John Peters [NYH1895]
Donor: his wife and children [NYH1895]
Date: Dedicated Easter Sunday, 14 Apr 1895 [ORG]
Size:
Inscription:

Item 1.1.7.8

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: pulpit in colored marble and mosaic with a brass rail [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYEP1907, NYH1907]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: people of the parish [NYH1907]
Date: Dedicated Michaelmas, 29 Sep 1907 [NYEP1907, NYH1907, NYP1907]
Size:
Inscription:
Cost: $5000 [NYH1907, NYS1907]

References

ARCH1896: Catalogue of the Eleventh Annual Exhibition of the Architectural League of New York (1896, p. 30)
CHU1895: The Churchman (21 Dec 1895, p. 839)
CHU1897: The Churchman (5 Jun 1897, p. 886)
CHU1902: The Churchman (12 Apr 1902, p. 473)
CMOG2011: Corning Museum of Glass, Jeffrey Rush Higgins Collection (Frederick Wilson archive) (2011, p. 81 in PDF C6D12EDE-CA60-4F5A-9D17-357EC1DE7294.pdf)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
GLASS1920: The Glassworker (21 Feb 1920, p. 15)
IS1908: The International Studio, The Saint Michael's Window and Decorations, Minna C. Smith (1908, Vol. XXXIII, No. 131, p. XCVII-XCVIII)
MET1967: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, design sketch (1967, Accession Number 67.654.60)
NEM1911: New England Magazine, Examples of Recent Work from the Studio of Louis C. Tiffany, Ethel Syford (Sep 1911, p. 97-108)
NYEP1895: New York Evening Post (21 Dec 1895, p. 22)
NYEP1907: New York Evening Post (31 Aug 1907, p. 8)
NYEP1914: New York Evening Post (2 May 1914, p. 9)
NYH1895: New York Herald (26 Dec 1895, p. 8)
NYH1907: New York Herald (15 Sep 1907, Third section, p. 5)
NYO1896: The New York Observer (2 Jan 1896, p. 16)
NYO1911: The New York Observer (7 Sep 1911, p. 292)
NYP1907: New York Press (15 Sep 1907, p. 6)
NYS1907: New York Sun (30 Sep 1907, p. 12)
NYT1895: New York Times (23 Dec 1895, p. 12)
NYT1902: New York Times (15 Mar 1902, p. 10)
NYT1920: New York Times (17 Feb 1920)
NYTR1895: New York Daily Tribune (24 Dec 1895, p. 5)
NYTR1897: New York Daily Tribune (30 Sep 1897, p. 7)
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)
TIFF1922: Memorials in Glass and Stone, Tiffany Studios, (1922, second edition)
TIFFM1896: Glass Mosaic, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1896)

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