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First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, Kansas

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Site Id: 16.4.1
Rating: 3 stars
Address: 817 SW Harrison Street
Location: Topeka, Kansas 66612, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.04941, -95.67942
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1884-1885 [ORG]
Architect: George Ropes [ORG]
Restoration: In 2011 windows cleaned and restored by Willet Hauser [TCJ2011]
Also of interest:

Site Items

16.4.1.1: Stormont Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1911) (Extant) item has a photo
16.4.1.2: Thomas Memorial Window: The Ascension (1911) (Extant) item has a photo
16.4.1.3: Thomas Memorial Window: Baptism (1911) (Extant) item has a photo
16.4.1.4: Thomas Memorial Window: Christ and the Valiant Woman (1911) (Extant) item has a photo
16.4.1.5: Thomas Memorial Window: Christ and Nicodemus (1911) (Extant) item has a photo
16.4.1.6: Thomas Memorial Window: The Call of Matthew (1911) (Extant) item has a photo
16.4.1.7: Thomas Memorial Window: Psalm XXIII (1911) (Extant) item has a photo
16.4.1.8: Thomas Memorial Window: Psalm XLII (1911) (Extant) item has a photo
16.4.1.9: Thomas Memorial Window: medallion window (1911) (Extant) item has a photo
16.4.1.10: Thomas Memorial Window: medallion window (1911) (Extant)

Item 16.4.1.1

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Stormont Memorial Window:  Christ Blessing Little Children
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Stormont Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [TIFF1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios [DT2014]
Other documentation: [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: David Wasson Stormont (28 Sep 1820 - 18 Aug 1887) [TDC1910, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Jane Cree Smith Stormont [TDC1910, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed before 4 Sep 1911 [TDC1911A]
Dedicated 1 Oct 1911 [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, NYO1911B]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, TIFF1911]
Inscription: STORMONT MEMORIAL / FOR OF SUCH IS THE KING / DOM OF HEAVEN. MATT. XIX:14 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
Comment: Mrs. Stormont died in 1907 but left a legacy of $2000 for the window [TDC1910, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]

Item 16.4.1.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thomas Memorial Window
Theme: The Ascension [TIFF1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios [DT2014]
Other documentation: [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jonathan Thomas (20 Mar 1841 - 19 Aug 1910) [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Josephine Brooks Thomas [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B]
Date: Installed before 4 Sep 1911 [TDC1911A]
Dedicated 1 Oct 1911 [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, NYO1911B]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, TIFF1911]
Inscription: HE LIFTED UP HIS HANDS / AND BLESSED THEM. / LUKE XXIV:50 [PHOTO]
Category: Ascension

Item 16.4.1.3

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Thomas Memorial Window:  Baptism
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thomas Memorial Window
Theme: Baptism [TIFF1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jonathan Thomas (20 Mar 1841 - 19 Aug 1910) [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Josephine Brooks Thomas [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B]
Date: Installed before 4 Sep 1911 [TDC1911A]
Dedicated 1 Oct 1911 [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, NYO1911B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO, TIFF1911]
Inscription: THIS IS MY BELOVED / SON IN WHOM I AM / WELL PLEASED. / MATTHEW III:17 [PHOTO]
Category: Baptism

Item 16.4.1.4

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Thomas Memorial Window:  Christ and the Valiant Woman
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thomas Memorial Window
Theme: Christ and the Valiant Woman [TIFF1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jonathan Thomas (20 Mar 1841 - 19 Aug 1910) [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Josephine Brooks Thomas [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B]
Date: Installed before 4 Sep 1911 [TDC1911A]
Dedicated 1 Oct 1911 [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, NYO1911B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO, TIFF1911]
Inscription: GOD IS LOVE AND HE / THAT DWELLETH IN / LOVE DWELLETH IN GOD / AND GOD IN HIM. 1 JOHN IV:16 [PHOTO]
Category: Valiant Woman

Item 16.4.1.5

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Thomas Memorial Window:  Christ and Nicodemus
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thomas Memorial Window
Theme: Christ and Nicodemus [TIFF1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jonathan Thomas (20 Mar 1841 - 19 Aug 1910) [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Josephine Brooks Thomas [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B]
Date: Installed before 4 Sep 1911 [TDC1911A]
Dedicated 1 Oct 1911 [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, NYO1911B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO, TIFF1911]
Inscription: RABBI WE KNOW / THAT THOU ARE A / TEACHER COME FROM / GOD. JOHN III:2 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ and Nicodemus

Item 16.4.1.6

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Thomas Memorial Window:  The Call of Matthew
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thomas Memorial Window
Theme: The Call of Matthew [TIFF1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jonathan Thomas (20 Mar 1841 - 19 Aug 1910) [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Josephine Brooks Thomas [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B]
Date: Installed before 4 Sep 1911 [TDC1911A]
Dedicated 1 Oct 1911 [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, NYO1911B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO, TIFF1911]
Inscription: FOR I AM NOT COME / TO CALL THE RIGHTEOUS / BUT SINNERS TO RE / PENTANCE MATT. IX:13 [PHOTO]
Category: St. Matthew

Item 16.4.1.7

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Thomas Memorial Window:  Psalm XXIII
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thomas Memorial Window
Theme: Psalm XXIII [TIFF1911]
Description: second landscape window [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jonathan Thomas (20 Mar 1841 - 19 Aug 1910) [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Josephine Brooks Thomas [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B]
Date: Installed before 4 Sep 1911 [TDC1911A]
Dedicated 1 Oct 1911 [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, NYO1911B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO, TIFF1911]
Inscription: HE MAKETH ME TO LIE / DOWN IN GREEN PAS- / TURES HE LEADETH ME / BESIDE THE STILL WATERS / PSALMS XXIII:2 [PHOTO]
Category: Landscape

Item 16.4.1.8

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Thomas Memorial Window:  Psalm XLII
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thomas Memorial Window
Theme: Psalm XLII [TIFF1911]
Description: first landscape window [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jonathan Thomas (20 Mar 1841 - 19 Aug 1910) [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Josephine Brooks Thomas [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B]
Date: Installed before 4 Sep 1911 [TDC1911A]
Dedicated 1 Oct 1911 [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, NYO1911B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO, TIFF1911]
Inscription: AS THE HART PANTETH / AFTER THE WATER BROOKS / SO PANTETH MY SOUL / AFTER THEE O GOD. / PSALMS XLII:1 [PHOTO]
Category: Landscape

Item 16.4.1.9

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Thomas Memorial Window:  medallion window
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thomas Memorial Window
Description: medallion window [TIFF1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios [DT2014]
Other documentation: [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jonathan Thomas (20 Mar 1841 - 19 Aug 1910) [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Josephine Brooks Thomas [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B]
Date: Installed before 4 Sep 1911 [TDC1911A]
Dedicated 1 Oct 1911 [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, NYO1911B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Medallion

Item 16.4.1.10

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thomas Memorial Window
Description: medallion window [TIFF1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios [DT2014]
Other documentation: [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jonathan Thomas (20 Mar 1841 - 19 Aug 1910) [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Josephine Brooks Thomas [TIFF1911, TDC1910, TDC1911B, WDE1911, NYO1911A, NYO1911B]
Date: Installed before 4 Sep 1911 [TDC1911A]
Dedicated 1 Oct 1911 [TIFF1911, TDC1911B, NYO1911B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Medallion

References

DT2014: Donald Traser, personal communication (29 Jun 2014)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
NYO1911A: The New York Observer (12 Jan 1911, p. 60)
NYO1911B: The New York Observer (2 Nov 1911, p. 569)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
TCJ2011: The Topeka Capital-Journal (5 May 2011)
TDC1910: The Topeka Daily Capital (10 Dec 1910, p. 5)
TDC1911A: The Topeka Daily Capital (4 Sep 1911, p. 5)
TDC1911B: The Topeka Daily Capital (30 Sep 1911, p. 12)
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)
TIFF1911: Thomas Memorial Windows erected to the Memory of Jonathan Thomas by his wife Josephine B. Thomas, Tiffany Studios (1911)
WDE1911: The Wichita Daily Eagle (3 Oct 1911, p. 3)

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