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First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Illinois

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Site Id: 13.10.1
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 321 South 7th Street
Location: Springfield, Illinois 62701, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.79852, -89.64689
Tiffany 1910: Page 54
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Page 34
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date:
Architect:
Comment: Joseph Evan Mackay advised on the re-decoration of the church for Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company after a fire of 3 Aug 1894, with the work carried out by Armstrong & Schanbacher of Springfield [ISR1895]
Also of interest: 1945 windows by Willet Studios [ORG]
1938 window by Pittsburgh Stained Glass Company [ORG]

Site Items

13.10.1.1: Homes Memorial Window: Angel of Resurrection (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
13.10.1.2: Ferguson Memorial Window: Angel of Victory (1895) (Extant)
13.10.1.3: Holy Spirit (1895) (Extant)
13.10.1.4: ornamental windows (Unknown)
13.10.1.5: Ferguson, Bunn and Jones Memorial Window: St. John (1898) (Extant)
13.10.1.6: Brown Memorial Window: St. Barnabas (1906) (Extant)
13.10.1.7: Stuve Memorial Window: Angel with Cherubs (1907) (Extant)
13.10.1.8: Brown Memorial Window: The Perfect Woman (1925) (Extant)

Item 13.10.1.1

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Homes Memorial Window:  Angel of Resurrection
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Homes Memorial Window (McKee Memorial Window)
Theme: Angel of Resurrection [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 54
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Page 34
Signature:
Other documentation: [ISR1894A, ISR1894B, ISJ1894, ISR1895, ISJ1895A, ISJ1895C]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [ISJ1894]
Memorial details: Mary McKee Homes (d. 1888) [INSCRIPTION, ISR1894A, ISR1894B, ISJ1894, ISR1895, ISJ1895A, ISJ1895B, WEB]
Donor: Alumnae Association of the Bettie Stuart Institute [ISR1894A, ISR1894B, ISR1895, ISJ1895A, ISJ1895B]
Date: Installed 19 Oct 1894 [ISR1894B]
Dedicated (with re-opened building) 6 Jan 1895 [ISR1895, ISJ1895A, ISJ1895B]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF / MRS MARY MC KEE HOMES / FOR EIGHTEEN YEARS PRINCIPAL / OF THE BETTIE STVART INSTITVTE / BY HER DEVOTED PVPILS [PHOTO, ISR1894B]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Cost: $550 [ISR1894B]
$500 [ISR1894A]
Employees: The head was painted by (Louis J.) Lederle [ISJ1894]
Charles Lett supervised the installation [ISJ1894]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the McKee Memorial Window so possibly someone in Mrs. Homes' maiden family was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company, or possibly just her maiden name was recorded for some reason [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Comment: Reports at the time suggested that this window was the one exhibited at the Chicago 1893 Exposition, but it is instead a related design of that window (ITEM:11.7.1.42) [ISR1894A, ISR1894B, TIFF1893, DEDUCED]

Item 13.10.1.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ferguson Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Victory [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 54
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Page 34
Signature:
Other documentation: [ISR1895, ISJ1895A, ISJ1895C]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Judge Benjamin Stephenson Edwards (3 Jun 1818 - 4 Feb 1886) [INSCRIPTION, ISR1895, ISJ1895A, ISJ1895C, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his daughter, Alice Edwards (Mrs. Benjamin Hamilton) Ferguson [ISR1895, ISJ1895A, ISJ1895C, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Intalled 7 Sep 1895 [ISJ1895C]
Unveiled 8 Sep 1895 [ISJ1895C]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED / IN MEMORY OF A BELOVED FATHER / BENJAMIN STEPHENSON EDWARDS / BORN 1818 DIED 1886 / KEPT BY THE POWER OF GOD / THROVGH FAITH VNTO SALVATION [PHOTO, HIST1947]
Category: Angel of Victory

Item 13.10.1.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Holy Spirit [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: rose window [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 54
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Page 34
Signature:
Other documentation: [ISR1895]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: 1895 [ORG, ISR1895]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Holy Spirit; Dove; Rose Window
Comment: The window was ready for the re-opening of the church on 6 Jan 1895 but had to be returned because it had been damaged in transit [ISR1895]

Item 13.10.1.4

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 54
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Page 34
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Comment: Tiffany added some windows in the vestibule in 1894-1895 and possibly that is these [ISR1895, DEDUCED]

Item 13.10.1.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ferguson, Bunn and Jones Memorial Window
Theme: St. John [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Angel of Communion [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 54
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Sarah Irwin Ferguson (18 Sep 1806 - 7 Apr 1886), Elizabeth Ferguson Bunn (12 May 1832 - 20 Nov 1886), Sarah Bunn (Mrs. Frank Hatch) Jones (19 Jan 1856 - 20 Nov 1892) [INSCRIPTION, ISJ1898, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: granddaughter / daughter / sister Alice Edwards Bunn [ISJ1898, FINDAGRAVE]
son-in-law / husband / father Jacob Bunn [ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed Dec 1898 [ISJ1898]
Unveiled 25 Dec 1898 [ISJ1898]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: SARAH / IRWIN / FERGVSON / 1806-1886 // ELIZABETH / FERGVSON / BVNN / 1832-1886 // SARAH / BVNN / JONES / 1856-1892 [PHOTO]
Category: St. John; Angel

Item 13.10.1.6

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Brown Memorial Window
Theme: St. Barnabas [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 54
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [ISR1906]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Christopher Columbus Brown (21 Oct 1834 - 6 May 1904) [INSCRIPTION, ISR1906, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Installed 6 Jan 1906 [ISR1906]
Dedicated 7 Jan 1906 [ISR1906]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: St Barnabas / Christopher C Brown / Oct 21 1834 + May 6 1904 [PHOTO, ISR1906]
Category: St. Barnabas

Item 13.10.1.7

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Stuve Memorial Window
Theme: Angel with Cherubs [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 54
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [ISR1907, ISJ1907]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Dr. Bernard Stuve (10 Sep 1829 - 11 Apr 1903) and his wife Mary Illinois Wilson Stuve (1830-1904) [INSCRIPTION, ISR1907, ISJ1907, FINDAGRAVE]
also their children, Dr. Wilson Stuve (10 Jan 1859 - 30 Aug 1905), Eleanor Illinois Stuve (1863 - 1 Jun 1885), Clementine Stuve Knudson (27 Nov 1865 - 23 Feb 1910), Mary Catherine Stuve (17 Aug 1861 - 28 Feb 1911) and Alice Stuve Jarrett (1870-1925) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: Clementine Stuve Knudson, Mary Catherine Stuve and Alice Stuve Jarrett [ISR1907, ISJ1907, DEDUCED]
Date: Installed ca. Jul 1907 [ISR1907, ISJ1907]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: To the Glory of God / and in Loving Remembrance of / Bernard Stuve / Mary L (I?) Wilson Stuve / Wilson Stuve / Eleanor Illinois Stuve / Clementine Stuve Knudson / Mary C Stuve / Alice Stuve Jarrett [PHOTO, HIST1947]
Category: Angel
Comment: Evidently the inscription was modified after installation [DEDUCED]

Item 13.10.1.8

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Brown Memorial Window
Theme: The Perfect Woman [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [ISJ1925A, ISJ1925B, ISJ1925C, ISJ1925D]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Stuart Brown (21 Aug 1861 - 26 Oct 1924) and his wife Kate Hay Brown (21 Mar 1864 - 28 Oct 1923) [INSCRIPTION, ISJ1925A, ISJ1925B, ISJ1925C, ISJ1925D, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their children, Milton Hay Brown, Christine Brown Penniman and Jane Logan Brown [ISJ1925A, ISJ1925B, ISJ1925C, ISJ1925D]
Date: Dedicated 4 Jan 1925 [ISJ1925A, ISJ1925B, ISJ1925C, ISJ1925D]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Stuart Brown / 1860 - 1924 / "There is a prince and a great man / fallen this day" / Kate Hay Brown / 1864 - 1923 / "Give her of the fruit of her hands / and let her own works praise / her in the gates" [PHOTO, ISJ1925A, ISJ1925C, ISJ1925D]
Category: Perfect Woman
Comment: Mr. Brown ordered the window in memory of his wife, but he died before it was completed [ISJ1925C]

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1947: The First Presbyterian Church of Springfield (1947)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
ISJ1894: Illinois State Journal (20 Oct 1894, p. 5)
ISJ1895A: Illinois State Journal (5 Jan 1895, p. 4)
ISJ1895B: Illinois State Journal (7 Jan 1895, p. 4)
ISJ1895C: Illinois State Journal (8 Sep 1895, p. 5)
ISJ1898: Illinois State Journal (26 Dec 1898, p. 3)
ISJ1907: Illinois State Journal (13 Jul 1907, p. 7)
ISJ1925A: Illinois State Journal (1 Jan 1925, p. 14)
ISJ1925B: Illinois State Journal (3 Jan 1925, p. 5)
ISJ1925C: Illinois State Journal (4 Jan 1925, Part Three, p. 2)
ISJ1925D: Illinois State Journal (5 Jan 1925, p. 3)
ISR1894A: Illinois State Register (29 Apr 1894, p. 5)
ISR1894B: Illinois State Register (20 Oct 1894, p. 1)
ISR1895: Illinois State Register (5 Jan 1895, p. 6)
ISR1906: Illinois State Register (7 Jan 1906, p. 1)
ISR1907: Illinois State Register (13 Jul 1907, p. 5)
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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