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Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, Chapel, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Site Id: 18.2.1
Rating: Nothing
Address: Corner of Chestnut Street and Sixth Street
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 70115, USA
Lat/Lng: 29.92716, -90.08512 (approx)
Tiffany 1910: Page 57
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Page 36
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists the site twice, once under Chapel of the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, and once under Newcomb Memorial College [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: High
Building status: Demolished
Building date: 1895 [PIC1895A, PIC1895B]
Architect:
Comment: The chapel was demolished in 1954 or 1965 (two different dates given) [ORG_NEW]
Also of interest:

Site Items

18.2.1.1: Newcomb Memorial Window: The Resurrection (1895) (Removed)
18.2.1.2.a: Le Monnier Memorial Window: St. Cecilia (1894) (Removed)
18.2.1.2.b: Newcomb Memorial Window: King David (1894) (Removed)
18.2.1.3: Newcomb Memorial Window: ornamental rose window (1895) (Removed)
18.2.1.4: Newcomb Memorial Window: Good Samaritan (1897) (Removed)
18.2.1.5: Callender Memorial Window: Supper at Emmaus (Removed)

Item 18.2.1.1

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

Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Newcomb Memorial Window
Theme: The Resurrection [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 57
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Page 36
Signature:
Other documentation: [PIC1895A]
Record type: Window
Designer: probably Frederick Wilson [TIFF1893, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1893 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1893]
Memorial details: Harriot (or Harriott or Harriet) Sophie Newcomb (29 Jul 1895 - 16 Dec 1870) [PIC1895A, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: Frank Walter Callender [PIC1895A]
her mother, Josephine Louise Newcomb [ORG_NEW]
Date: Commissioned 1894 [ORG_NEW]
Installed by Apr 1895 [PIC1895A]
Size: each lancet 8' high x 3' wide [FEM1997]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, PIC1895A, PIC1895B]
Inscription: A LOVING TRIBUTE TO // HARRIOT SOPHIE NEWCOMB // FROM FRANK WALTER CALLENDER 1895 [PIC1895A, PIC1895B]
Category: Resurrection with Christ
Location: chancel [PIC1895A]
History: Removed from building in 1918 when College vacated site, and then placed into storage [HIST1919]
Currently in Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Newcomb Art Gallery (SITE:18.2.5) [ORG_NEW]
Restoration: Restored at Jack Cushen Studio (co-owner Arthur J. Femenella) in ca. 1992 [FEM1997]
Same as item: 18.2.5.1

Item 18.2.1.2.a

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

Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Le Monnier Memorial Window
Theme: St. Cecilia [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 57
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Page 36
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Mary Sophia Le Monnier [INSCRIPTION, PIC1895A, PIC1895B]
Donor: her daughter, Josephine Louise Le Monnier (Mrs. Warren) Newcomb [PIC1895A, PIC1895B]
Date: Installed 1894 [INSCRIPTION, PIC1895A, PIC1895B]
Size: 86" high x 42" wide [FEM1997]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: ERECTED 1894 / IN LOVING MEMORY OF / MARY SOPHIA LE MONNIER [PHOTO, PIC1895A, PIC1895B]
Category: St. Cecilia
History: Removed from building in 1918 when College vacated site, and then placed into storage [HIST1919]
Currently in Tulane University, Myra Clare Rogers Chapel (SITE:18.2.6) [ORG_NEW]
Restoration: Restored at Jack Cushen Studio (co-owner Arthur J. Femenella) in ca. 1992 [FEM1997]
Same as item: 18.2.6.1.a

Item 18.2.1.2.b

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Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Newcomb Memorial Window (Le Monnier Memorial Window)
Theme: King David [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 57
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Page 36
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Warren Newcomb (15 Oct 1814 - 28 Sep 1866) [PIC1895A, PIC1895B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Josephine Louise Le Monnier Newcomb [PIC1895A, PIC1895B]
Date: Installed 1894 [PIC1895A, PIC1895B]
Size: 86" high x 42" wide [FEM1997]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: ERECTED 1894 / IN LOVING MEMORY OF / WARREN NEWCOMB / UNTO THEE O LORD / I COMMEND MY SPIRIT [PIC1895A, DEDUCED]
Category: David
History: Removed from building in 1918 when College vacated site, and then placed into storage [HIST1919]
Currently in Tulane University, Myra Clare Rogers Chapel (SITE:18.2.6) [ORG_NEW]
Restoration: Restored at Jack Cushen Studio (co-owner Arthur J. Femenella) in ca. 1992 [FEM1997]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Le Monnier Memorial Window because it was just included with the St. Cecilia window [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Same as item: 18.2.6.1.b

Item 18.2.1.3

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Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Newcomb Memorial Window
Description: ornamental rose window [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 57
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Page 36
Signature:
Other documentation: [PIC1895C]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Harriot (or Harriott or Harriet) Sophie Newcomb (29 Jul 1895 - 16 Dec 1870) [INSCRIPTION, PIC1895C, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her mother, Josephine Louise Le Monnier (Mrs. Warren) Newcomb [PIC1895C]
Date: Installed ca. Nov 1895 [PIC1895C]
Size: 6' in diameter [FEM1997]
Inscription: H S N [PHOTO, PIC1895C]
Category: Ornamental; Rose Window
History: Removed from building in 1918 when College vacated site, and then placed into storage [HIST1919]
Currently in Tulane University, Myra Clare Rogers Chapel (SITE:18.2.6) [ORG_NEW]
Restoration: Restored at Jack Cushen Studio (co-owner Arthur J. Femenella) in ca. 1992 [FEM1997]
Same as item: 18.2.6.2

Item 18.2.1.4

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Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Newcomb Memorial Window
Theme: Good Samaritan [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 57
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Page 36
Signature:
Other documentation: [PIC1897]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [PIC1897]
Memorial details: Warren Smith Newcomb (10 Aug 1872 - 14 Jan 1895) [INSCRIPTION, PIC1897]
Donor: his brothers, Dalton Newcomb and Richard Tenbrock [PIC1897, INSCRIPTION]
Date: Installed ca. Jan 1897 [PIC1897]
Size: 86" high x 42" wide [FEM1997]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO THE MEMORY OF / OVR BROTHER / WARREN SMITH NEWCOMB / BORN AVGVST 10 1872 / DIED JANVARY 14 1895 [PHOTO, PIC1897]
Category: Good Samaritan
History: Removed from building in 1918 when College vacated site, and then placed into storage [HIST1919]
Currently in Tulane University, Myra Clare Rogers Chapel (SITE:18.2.6) [ORG_NEW]
Restoration: Restored at Jack Cushen Studio (co-owner Arthur J. Femenella) in ca. 1992 [FEM1997]
Same as item: 18.2.6.3

Item 18.2.1.5

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

Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Callender Memorial Window
Theme: Supper at Emmaus [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 57
Duncan 1980: Page 211
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Frank Walter Callender [ORG_NEW]
Date: Commissioned 1895 [ORG_NEW]
Installed 1896 [ORG_NEW]
Size: each lancet 110" high x 50" wide [FEM1997]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Emmaus
History: Removed from building in 1918 when College vacated site, and then placed into storage [HIST1919]
Currently in Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Newcomb Art Gallery (SITE:18.2.5) [ORG_NEW]
Restoration: Restored at Jack Cushen Studio (co-owner Arthur J. Femenella) in ca. 1992 [FEM1997]
Comment: The window is not listed in Tiffany 1897 so the 1896 installation date might not be correct [TIFF1897, DEDUCED]
Same as item: 18.2.5.2

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FEM1997: Stained Glass, The Tiffany Windows of Newcomb College, Arthur J. Femenella (Winter 1997, Vol. 92, No. 4, p. 286-295)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1919: A Brief History of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College 1887-1919, Brandt. V.B. Dixon (1919, p. 92-93, 183-184)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
ORG_NEW: Organization that is new owner
PHOTO: Photo of item
PIC1895A: New Orleans Daily Picayune (19 Apr 1895, p. 11)
PIC1895B: New Orleans Daily Picayune (29 Sep 1895, p. 24)
PIC1895C: New Orleans Daily Picayune (12 Nov 1895, p. 3)
PIC1897: New Orleans Daily Picayune (17 Jan 1897, p. 7)
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)

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