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Memorial Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 2.1.15
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 186 St. Johns Place
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11217, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.67634, -73.97441
Tiffany 1910: Page 14 and 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 12
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists this church twice, once on page 14 and once on page 17 [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1883 [AIA1978]; 1888 [AIA1978]
Architect: Pugin & Walter [AIA1978]; Marshall & Walter [AIA1978]
Also of interest:

Site Items

2.1.15.1: Woodford Memorial Window: St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1892) (Extant)
2.1.15.2: Robertson Memorial Window: Parable of the Talents (1897) (Extant)
2.1.15.3: Bayliss Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1897) (Extant)
2.1.15.4: Pearson Memorial Window: Good Shepherd (1898) (Extant)
2.1.15.5.a: Bryan Memorial Window: St. Agnes (1898) (Unknown)
2.1.15.5.b: Bryan Memorial Window: Angel of Mercy (1898) (Extant)
2.1.15.6: Memorial Window: Three Marys at Tomb (1901) (Extant)
2.1.15.7: Nelson Memorial Tablet (1907) (Extant)

Item 2.1.15.1

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

Status: Extant [STURM1982, STREETVIEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Woodford Memorial Window
Theme: St. Elizabeth of Hungary [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 14
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 12
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Evelyn Capen Woodford (20 Jul 1858 - 20 Jun 1891) [EAGLE1892, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: father, General Stewart L. Woodford [EAGLE1892]
Date: Installed ca. Dec 1892 [EAGLE1892]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [EAGLE1892, STURM1982, STREETVIEW]
Inscription: Evelyn Capen Woodford, died June 20, 1891. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." [EAGLE1892]
Category: St. Elizabeth

Item 2.1.15.2

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Status: Extant [STREETVIEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Robertson Memorial Window
Theme: Parable of the Talents [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 14
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 12
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1897B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Edward Peck Sperry [EAGLE1897B]
Memorial details: John Robertson and Mary Robertson [TIFF1897, EAGLE1922]
Donor: their daughter, Katherine Robertson Hardie [EAGLE1897B, TIFF1897, EAGLE1922]
Date: Unveiled Easter Sunday, 18 Apr 1897 [EAGLE1897B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [EAGLE1897B, STREETVIEW]
Inscription:
Category: Parable of the Talents
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 90) quotes an extract from a letter by Dr. Victor A. Robertson which mentions that the window is in memory of his parents and also mentions his sister, Mrs. Hardie [TIFF1897, WEB]

Item 2.1.15.3

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bayliss Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 14
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 12
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1897A, NYO1897]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Benjamin Holmes Bayliss, Memorial Presbyterian Sunday School Superintendant, 1872-1897 [EAGLE1897A, NYO1897]
Donor: Memorial Presbyterian Sunday School [EAGLE1897A]
Date: Unveiled 12 Sep 1897 [NYO1897]
Unveiled 26 Sep 1897 [EAGLE1897A]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: This window was erected by the Memorial Presbyterian Sunday School, in loving remembrance of Benjamin Holmes Bayliss, for twenty-five years its faithful superintendent 1872-1897 [EAGLE1897A]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [PHOTO, EAGLE1897A]

Item 2.1.15.4

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Status: Extant [STREETVIEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Pearson Memorial Window
Theme: Good Shepherd [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1898B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Alexander Pearson (3 Jun 1833 - 12 Jan 1898) [EAGLE1898A, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his daughters [EAGLE1898B]
Date: Unveiled Easter Sunday, 10 Apr 1898 [EAGLE1898A, EAGLE1898B]
Size: 12' high x 2.5' wide [EAGLE1898B]
Lancets: 3 [STREETVIEW]
Inscription:
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd

Item 2.1.15.5.a

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bryan Memorial Window
Theme: St. Agnes [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1899]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [EAGLE1899]
Memorial details: Jennie Lawrence Bryan and her children Morton L. Bryan and Austin L. Bryan [EAGLE1899]
Donor:
Date: Installed Dec 1898 [EAGLE1898C]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: St. Agnes

Item 2.1.15.5.b

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Status: Extant [STURM1982, STREETVIEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bryan Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Mercy [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Angel of Reward and Guardianship [EAGLE1899]
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1899]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [EAGLE1899]
Memorial details: Jennie Lawrence Bryan and her children Morton L. Bryan and Austin L. Bryan [EAGLE1899]
Donor:
Date: Installed Dec 1898 [EAGLE1898C]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [STURM1982, STREETVIEW]
Inscription:
Category: Angel of Mercy

Item 2.1.15.6

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Status: Extant [STREETVIEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Memorial Window
Theme: Three Marys at Tomb [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1901]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: the women of the church [EAGLE1901, NYS1901]
Date: Dedicated Easter Sunday, 7 Apr 1901 [EAGLE1901, NYS1901]
Size:
Lancets: 5 [EAGLE1901, STREETVIEW]
Inscription: On bronze tablet on the sill of the window: A WORSHIPFUL TOKEN / TO OUR RISEN LORD / FROM THE / WOMEN OF MEMORIAL CHURCH / EASTER SUNDAY, 1901. [EAGLE1901, NYS1901]
Category: Resurrection without Christ
Location: north end [EAGLE1901]

Item 2.1.15.7

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Nelson Memorial Tablet
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1907]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer:
Memorial details: Thomas A. Nelson (1843 - 16 Jun 1906) [INSCRIPTION, EAGLE1907, EAGLE1906]
Donor:
Date: Unveiled Easter Sunday, 31 Mar 1907 [EAGLE1907]
Size:
Inscription: In Loving and / Abiding Memory of / Reverend T.A. Nelson, D.D. / Born 1843 Died 1906 / Pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church / 1877 to 1899 / This building was erected during his ministry [PHOTO]
Comment: The tablet has a mosaic border [PHOTO, EAGLE1907]

References

AIA1978: AIA Guide to New York City, Norval White and Elliot Willensky (1978, p. 431)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1892: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (15 Dec 1892, p. 7)
EAGLE1897A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (27 Sep 1897, p. 5)
EAGLE1897B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (18 Apr 1897, Easter Supplement, p. 8-9)
EAGLE1898A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (9 Apr 1898, p. 10)
EAGLE1898B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (10 Apr 1898, p. 9)
EAGLE1898C: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (17 Dec 1898, p. 3)
EAGLE1899: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (14 Jan 1899, p. 14)
EAGLE1901: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (4 Apr 1901, p. 5)
EAGLE1906: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (16 Jun 1906)
EAGLE1907: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (27 Mar 1907, p. 2)
EAGLE1922: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (11 Aug 1922, p. 7)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYO1897: The New York Observer (16 Sep 1897, p. 368)
NYS1901: New York Sun (8 Apr 1901)
PHOTO: Photo of item
STREETVIEW: Google StreetView
STURM1982: Stained Glass from Medieval Times to the Present, James L. Sturm (1982, p. 41, 54)
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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