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Unity Church, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

Note: the text in the square brackets ([...]) are a short form of references which have been used to deduce the corresponding information.
The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 2.1.18
Rating: Nothing
Other name(s): Third Church
Address: Gates Avenue, corner Irving Place
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11238, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.68501, -73.96008
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 12
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1886 [FUCB1987]
Architect:
Also of interest:

Site Items

2.1.18.1: Foster Memorial Window: Lamp of Wisdom (1895) (Removed)
2.1.18.2: Camp Memorial Window: ornamental (1898) (Removed)
2.1.18.3: Memorial Window: ornamental (Unknown)
2.1.18.4: Kirkman Memorial Tablet: white marble with mosaic border of vari-colored pieces of glass (1914) (Unknown)

Item 2.1.18.1

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

Status: Removed [EAGLE1926, FUCB1987]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Foster Memorial Window
Theme: Lamp of Wisdom [EAGLE1895, FUCB1987]
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 12
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1895, FUCB1987]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Dr. Robert Foster (d. 6 Mar 1894) [EAGLE1895, BRSU1895]
Donor: members of the congregation [FUCB1987]
Date: Unveiled Easter Sunday, 14 Apr 1895 [EAGLE1895, BRSU1895]
Size:
Inscription: In loving memory of Robert Foster. // As many are led by the spirit of the Lord they are the children of God. [EAGLE1895]
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / ROBERT FOSTER / AS MANY AS ARE CALLED BY THE SPIRIT / OF GOD, THESE ARE SONS OF GOD [BRSU1895]
History: Moved to First Unitarian Church (SITE:2.1.19) in 1926 [EAGLE1926, FUCB1987]
Same as item: 2.1.19.9

Item 2.1.18.2

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

Status: Removed [EAGLE1926, FUCB1987]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Camp Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
symbolic landscape [EAGLE1898]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 12
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1898, FUCB1987]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Stephen Henry Camp (29 May 1837 - 30 Aug 1897) [EAGLE1898, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: members of the congregation [FUCB1987]
Date: Installed 1898 [EAGLE1898]
Size: 220.3 cm high x 200.6 cm wide [CHR2013]
Lancets: 4 [PHOTO]
Inscription: They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever // 1869 // REV STEPHEN H CAMP // MINISTER OF VNITY CHVRCH // 1897 [EAGLE1898, PHOTO]
History: Moved to First Unitarian Church (SITE:2.1.19), in 1926 [EAGLE1926, FUCB1987]
Sold at Christie's 13 Jun 2013 to private collection [CHR2013, NYT2013]
Comment: Sold at Christie's, New York, sale 2714, 13 Jun 2013, lot 116, for $219750 [CHR2013]
Same as item: 2.1.19.10

Item 2.1.18.3

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 12
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Comment: There is a third window, the Prosser window, moved to First Unitarian but it is not known if that is by Tiffany [FUCB1987, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.18.4

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Kirkman Memorial Tablet
Description: white marble with mosaic border of vari-colored pieces of glass [EAGLE1914]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1914]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer:
Memorial details: Alexander S. Kirkman (17 Feb 1844 - 9 Feb 1912) [EAGLE1914]
Donor: funds raised by Memorial Committee [EAGLE1914]
Date: Unveiled 1 Nov 1914 [EAGLE1914]
Size: 41" x 27" [EAGLE1914]
Inscription: In loving memory of Alexander S. Kirkman, a reverent disciple of truth, an ardent lover of beauty and a loyal brother man in all relationships of life. February 17, 1844. February 9, 1912. [EAGLE1914]

References

BRSU1895: Brooklyn Standard Union (13 Apr 1895, p. 1)
CHR2013: Christie's, New York, Rockefeller Plaza (13 Jun 2013, Sale 2714, Lot 116)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1895: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (14 Apr 1895, p. 10)
EAGLE1898: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (12 Sep 1898, p. 8)
EAGLE1914: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (2 Nov 1914, Picture and Sermon Section, p. 5)
EAGLE1926: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (8 Nov 1926, p. 9)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
FUCB1987: The First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, Olive Hoogenboom (1987, p. 89, 398 and 399)
NYT2013: New York Times (19 Jul 2013)
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)

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