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Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois

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Site Id: 13.1.7
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 1936 S. Michigan Avenue
Location: Chicago, Illinois 60616, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.85573, -87.62423
Tiffany 1910: Page 52
Duncan 1980: Page 210
Tiffany 1897: Page 33
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1872-1874 [ORG]; 1900-1901 [IO1900, CST1901]
Architect: James Renwick, Jr. [ORG]; Howard Van Doren Shaw [IO1900]
Comment: The 1874 building was badly damaged by fire 8 Mar 1900 [CDT1900]
Also of interest: Six windows designed by William Fair Kline and made by Church Glass & Decorating Company (one replacing an 1893 window by La Farge, which was destroyed in the 1900 fire) [IO1902, NYO1906, ADV1906]
Two windows designed by Edward Burne-Jones and made by Morris & Co. [ART1911, ORG]
Window by Healy and Millet [ORG]
Window by McCully & Miles [ORG]

Site Items

13.1.7.1: Kellogg Memorial Window: Angel of Adoration (1889) (Destroyed)
13.1.7.2: Fargo Memorial Window: Angel of Resurrection (Possibly destroyed)
13.1.7.3: Balcom Memorial Window: Behold, the Lamb of God (1898) (Destroyed)
13.1.7.4: Curtiss Memorial Window: Transfiguration (Unknown)
13.1.7.5: ornamental windows (1901) (Destroyed)
13.1.7.6: Angel in the Lilies (Extant) item has a photo
13.1.7.7: Kellogg Memorial Window: Mount of the Holy Cross (1902) (Extant) item has a photo
13.1.7.8: Fargo Memorial Window: Angel of Resurrection (1902) (Extant) item has a photo
13.1.7.9: Balcom Memorial Window: Behold, the Lamb of God (1902) (Extant) item has a photo
13.1.7.10: Cobb Memorial Window: Peace Window (1903) (Extant) item has a photo
13.1.7.11: Ettinger Memorial Window: Pastoral Window (1918) (Extant) item has a photo
13.1.7.12: Spencer Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
13.1.7.13: Humphrey Memorial Window: Jeweled Window (1893) (Extant) item has a photo
13.1.7.14: Mitchell Memorial Window: St. Paul Preaching at Athens (1895) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 13.1.7.1

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Status: Destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Kellogg Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Adoration [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 52
Duncan 1980: Page 210
Tiffany 1897: Page 33
Signature:
Other documentation: [IO1889, EPOCH1889]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles P. Kellogg and Palmer V. Kellogg and an infant [ORG]
Donor: wife / mother / mother, Sarah Kellogg [IO1889, EPOCH1889, ORG]
Date: Completed ca. Oct 1889 [IO1889, EPOCH1889]
Size: about 16' high x 6' wide [IO1889, EPOCH1889]
Inscription:
Category: Adoring Angels
Cost: about $2000 [IO1889, EPOCH1889]
Comment: Destroyed in the 1900 fire and replaced with a new window (ITEM:13.1.7.7) [CDT1900, IO1900, CST1901]

Item 13.1.7.2

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Status: Possibly destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fargo Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Resurrection [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 52
Duncan 1980: Page 210
Tiffany 1897: Page 33
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles H. Fargo (d. 29 Mar 1892) [ORG]
Donor: his sons, Charles E. Fargo, Frank M. Fargo, and Edward A. Fargo [ORG]
Date: ca. 1893 [ORG]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Comment: Destroyed in the 1900 fire and replaced with a new window (ITEM:13.1.7.8) [CDT1900, IO1900, CST1901]
Same as item: Possibly 13.1.7.6

Item 13.1.7.3

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Status: Destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Balcom Memorial Window
Theme: Behold, the Lamb of God [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 52
Duncan 1980: Page 210
Tiffany 1897: Page 33
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Uri Balcom (17 May 1815 - 1 Nov 1893) and his wife Jane E. Besley Balcom (1819-1894) [ORG, WEB]
Donor: niece, Mary A. Curtis [ORG]
Date: Installed in 1898 [ORG]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Lamb of God
Comment: Destroyed in the 1900 fire and replaced with a new window (ITEM:13.1.7.9) [CDT1900, IO1900, CST1901]

Item 13.1.7.4

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Curtiss Memorial Window
Theme: Transfiguration [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 52
Duncan 1980: Page 210
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Transfiguration

Item 13.1.7.5

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Status: Destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 52
Duncan 1980: Page 210
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: 1900-1901 [ORG]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: Fellowship Hall [ORG]
Comment: Destroyed in a fire, Dec 1944 [ORG]

Item 13.1.7.6

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Angel in the Lilies [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [ORG]
Other documentation: [ORG]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: ca. 1894 [ORG]
Size: 16'9" high x 8'2" wide [HABS2010]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: None [HABS2010]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Comment: This is the only window which survived the 1900 fire but it was severely damaged, and in particular the sky was destroyed and was rebuilt by the firm of Flanagan and Biedenweg [ORG]
Same as item: Possibly 13.1.7.2

Item 13.1.7.7

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Kellogg Memorial Window:  Mount of the Holy Cross
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Kellogg Memorial Window
Theme: Mount of the Holy Cross [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [ORG]
Other documentation: [ORG]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles P. Kellogg and Palmer V. Kellogg and an infant [ORG]
Donor: wife / mother / mother, Sarah Kellogg [IO1889, EPOCH1889, ORG]
Date: 1902 [ORG]
Size: 16'4" high x 8'2" wide [HABS2010]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memory of / Charles P. Kellogg and his sons / Palmer V. Kellogg / and an infant [ORG, PHOTO]
Category: Adoring Angels
Comment: This replaced the Kellogg window (ITEM:13.1.7.1), which was destroyed in the 1900 fire [CDT1900, IO1900, CST1901, ORG]

Item 13.1.7.8

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Fargo Memorial Window:  Angel of Resurrection
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fargo Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Resurrection [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [ORG]
Other documentation: [ORG]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles H. Fargo (d. 29 Mar 1892) [ORG]
Donor: his sons, Charles E. Fargo, Frank M. Fargo, and Edward A. Fargo [ORG]
Date: 1902 [ORG]
Size: 16'9" high x 8'2" wide [HABS2010]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In memory of / C H Fargo Born 1824 - Died 1892 / By his sons [ORG, HABS2010]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Comment: This replaced the Fargo window (ITEM:13.1.7.2), which was possibly destroyed in the 1900 fire [CDT1900, IO1900, CST1901, ORG]

Item 13.1.7.9

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Balcom Memorial Window:  Behold, the Lamb of God
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Balcom Memorial Window
Theme: Behold, the Lamb of God [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [ORG]
Other documentation: [ORG]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Uri Balcom (17 May 1815 - 1 Nov 1893) and his wife Jane E. Besley Balcom (1819-1894) [ORG, WEB]
Donor: their niece, Mary A. Curtis [ORG]
Date: 1902 [ORG]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: And Looking Upon Jesus as He Walked He Saith Behold the Lamb of God - In memory Uri Balcom 1815-1893 and his wife Jane E. Besley 1819-1894, by Mary A. Curtis, Curtis, NY [ORG]
Category: Lamb of God
Comment: This has an identical design to, and replaced, the Balcom window (ITEM:13.1.7.3), which was destroyed in the 1900 fire [CDT1900, IO1900, CST1901, ORG]

Item 13.1.7.10

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Cobb Memorial Window:  Peace Window
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cobb Memorial Window
Theme: Peace Window [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Silas Bowman Cobb (23 Jan 1812 - 5 Apr 1900) and Maria Warren Cobb (23 Sep 1819 - 19 May 1888) [ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their daughters, Bertha Cobb (Mrs. Walter Denis) Denegre and Louise Cobb (Mrs. William B.) Walker [ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: 1903 [ORG]
Size: 16'9" high x 8'2" wide [HABS2010]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: HOPE / PEACE / CONSOLATION // To the Glory of God and in Memory of / Silas B Cobb and Maria Warren Cobb / 1812-1890 1819-1888 [ORG, PHOTO]
Category: Medallion
Restoration: Restored 2017-2018 by Venturella Studio [ORG]
Comment: The window inscription says 1890, but Mr. Cobb died in 1900 [FINDAGRAVE, ORG]

Item 13.1.7.11

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Ettinger Memorial Window:  Pastoral Window
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ettinger Memorial Window
Theme: Pastoral Window [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios [ORG]
Other documentation: [CDT1918]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles David Ettinger (1838 - 4 Sep 1916) [CDT1918, ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Clara Smallwood Dare Ettinger [ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Unveiled 24 Feb 1918 [CDT1918]
Size: 16'9" high x 8'2" wide [HABS2010]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / CHARLES D ETTINGER [ORG, HABS2010]
Category: Landscape

Item 13.1.7.12

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Spencer Memorial Window:  Christ Blessing Little Children
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Spencer Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 52
Duncan 1980: Page 210
Tiffany 1897: Page 33
Signature: none [ORG]
Other documentation: [HIST1913]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Franklin Fayette Spencer (13 Oct 1817 - 1 Nov 1890) and his wife Rachel Gifford Macomber Spencer (d. 18 Mar 1887) [HIST1913, CT1890]
Donor: likely his daughters, Abby (Mrs. Augustus) Eddy and Delia (Mrs. Arthur) Caton [ORG]
Date: Unveiled 13 Nov 1892 [HIST1913]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD, / AND IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF / FRANKLIN FAYETTE SPENCER, / WHO DIED NOVEMBER 1, 1890, AND OF / RACHEL GIFFORD SPENCER, / HIS WIFE, WHO DIED MARCH 18, 1887. [HIST1913, ORG]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
History: Originally in First Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL (SITE:13.1.6) [HIST1913]
Moved with congregation after merger with Forty-First Street Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL (SITE:13.1.35) in 1912 [HIST1913, ORG, LDR2006]
Moved to Second Presbyterian when First Presbyterian merged with Woodlawn Park Presbyterian Church in 1926 [ORG_OLD, ORG]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [ORG, PHOTO]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 list the window under Second Presbyterian, but it was originally in First Presbyterian (SITE:13.1.6) [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Comment: It was installed in 1927 by Giannini & Hilgart, who added the border at that time to compensate for the difference in the size of the window openings [ORG]
Same as item: 13.1.6.1, 13.1.35.1

Item 13.1.7.13

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Humphrey Memorial Window:  Jeweled Window
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Humphrey Memorial Window
Theme: Jeweled Window [ORG]
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 52
Duncan 1980: Page 210
Tiffany 1897: Page 33
Signature: none [ORG]
Other documentation: [IO1893A, IO1893B, NYTR1893, NYET1893, DAF1893, HW1893, HIST1913]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Zephaniah Moore Humphrey (30 Aug 1824 - 13 Nov 1881), pastor of church 1859-1868 [CDT1893A, CDT1893B, IO1893A, IO1893B, NYTR1893, NYET1893, DAF1893, HW1893, HIST1913]
Donor: his wife, Harriette L. Sykes Humphrey [CDT1893A, IO1893A, NYTR1893, WEB]
Marshall Field [ORG]
Date: Exhibited Aug 1893 at Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company [IO1893A, NYTR1893, NYET1893]
Unveiled 10 Sep 1893 [CDT1893A, CDT1893B, IO1893B, HIST1913]
Size: 16'9" high x 8'2" wide [HABS2010]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: None [ORG]
Category: Ornamental
History: Originally in First Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL (SITE:13.1.6) [HIST1913]
Moved with congregation after merger with Forty-First Street Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL (SITE:13.1.35) in 1912 [HIST1913, ORG, LDR2006]
Moved to Second Presbyterian when First Presbyterian merged with Woodlawn Park Presbyterian Church in 1926 [ORG_OLD, ORG]
Comment: It was installed in 1927 by Giannini & Hilgart, who added the border at that time to compensate for the difference in the size of the window openings [ORG]
Same as item: 13.1.6.2, 13.1.35.2

Item 13.1.7.14

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Mitchell Memorial Window:  St. Paul Preaching at Athens
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Mitchell Memorial Window
Theme: St. Paul Preaching at Athens [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 52
Duncan 1980: Page 210
Tiffany 1897: Page 33
Signature: none [ORG]
Other documentation: [IO1895, NYT1895, EVAN1895, HIST1913]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Dr. Arthur Mitchell, D.D. (d. 24 Apr 1893), pastor of church 1868-1880 [IO1895, NYT1895, EVAN1895, HIST1913]
Donor:
Date: Unveiled 2 Jun 1895 [HIST1913]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: None [PHOTO]
Category: St. Paul
History: Originally in First Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL (SITE:13.1.6) [HIST1913]
Moved with congregation after merger with Forty-First Street Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL (SITE:13.1.35) in 1912 [HIST1913, ORG, LDR2006]
Moved to Second Presbyterian when First Presbyterian merged with Woodlawn Park Presbyterian Church in 1926 [ORG_OLD, ORG]
Restoration: The lower panel was restored and cleaned in the 1990s [ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 85) quotes an extract from a letter by William H. Swift (president of the board of trustees of First Presbyterian Church) saying that the window was beautifully executed [TIFF1897, DEDUCED]
Comment: It was installed in 1927 by Giannini & Hilgart, who added the border at that time to compensate for the difference in the size of the window openings [ORG]
Same as item: 13.1.6.3, 13.1.35.3

References

ADV1906: The Advance (12 Apr 1906, p. 484)
ART1911: American Art Annual (1911, Vol. IX, p. 17)
CDT1893A: Chicago Daily Tribune (10 Sep 1893, p. 10)
CDT1893B: Chicago Daily Tribune (11 Sep 1893, p. 1)
CDT1900: Chicago Daily Tribune (9 Mar 1900, p. 1)
CDT1918: Chicago Daily Tribune (23 Feb 1918, p. 8)
CST1901: Chicago Sunday Tribune (10 Nov 1901, p. 8)
CT1890: Chicago Tribune (2 Nov 1890, p. 4)
DAF1893: The Decorator and Furnisher (Sep 1893, Vol. 22, No. 6, p. 231)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EPOCH1889: The Epoch (18 Oct 1889, p. 592)
EVAN1895: The Evangelist (20 Jun 1895, p. 20)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HABS2010: Historic American Buildings Survey, Stephanie Gawur and Emily Wallrath (2010)
HIST1913: The First Presbyterian Church Chicago, Philo Adam Otis (1913, p. 90, 92, 96, 136)
HW1893: Harper's Weekly (9 Sep 1893, p. 856)
IO1889: Daily Inter Ocean (27 Oct 1889, p. 2)
IO1893A: Daily Inter Ocean (20 Aug 1893, p. 2)
IO1893B: Daily Inter Ocean (10 Sep 1893, p. 3)
IO1895: Daily Inter Ocean (3 Jun 1895, p. 7)
IO1900: Daily Inter Ocean (13 Oct 1900, p. 7)
IO1902: Daily Inter Ocean (9 Feb 1902, p. 4)
LDR2006: Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church Building, Landmark Designation Report, Susan Perry, Terry Tatum and Brian Goeken (2006)
NYET1893: New York Evening Telegram (18 Aug 1893, p. 2)
NYO1906: The New York Observer (12 Apr 1906, p. 458)
NYT1895: New York Times (2 Jun 1895, p. 22)
NYTR1893: New York Daily Tribune (19 Aug 1893, p. 4)
ORG: Organization
ORG_OLD: Organization that was previous owner
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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