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Old First Reformed Church, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 2.1.21
Rating: 1 star
Other name(s): First Reformed Dutch Church
Address: 729 Carroll Street
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11215, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.67351, -73.97647
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 13
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1891 [EAGLE1891, NYS1891, NYH1891A, NYH1891B]
Architect: George L. Morse [AIA1978]
Also of interest: Three 1891 windows, "Sower", "Good Shepherd" and "Laborer in the Vineyard", by Heinigke & Bowen [NYH1891A, NYS1891]

Site Items

2.1.21.1: Cortelyou Memorial Window: Parable of the Talents (1891) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.21.2: Kissam Memorial Window: Christ and the Woman of Samaria (1891) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 2.1.21.1

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Cortelyou Memorial Window:  Parable of the Talents
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cortelyou Memorial Window
Theme: Parable of the Talents [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 13
Signature: probably not signed [ORG]
Other documentation: [EAGLE1891, NYT1891, NYS1891, NYH1891B, HIST1896]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jacques Cortelyou [INSCRIPTION, EAGLE1891, NYT1891, NYS1891, NYH1891B, HIST1896, ORG]
Donor: his children [INSCRIPTION, EAGLE1891, NYT1891, NYS1891, NYH1891B, ORG]
Date: In place in church when that was dedicated on 27 Sep 1891 [EAGLE1891, NYT1891, NYS1891, NYH1891B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / JACQUES CORTELYOU / ERECTED BY / HIS CHILDREN / HIS LORD SAID / UNTO HIM WELL / DONE THOU GOOD / AND FAITHFUL / SERVANT THOU / HAST BEEN FAITH- / FUL OVER A FEW / THINGS I WILL / MAKE THEE RULER / OVER MANY THINGS / ENTER THOU INTO / THE JOY OF THY / LORD ST MATTHEW / XXV 21 [PHOTO]
Category: Parable of the Talents
Location: south transept [ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 78) quotes an edited extract of the 1891 Brooklyn Daily Eagle article which mentions the window, and a Brooklyn Standard Union article [EAGLE1891, TIFF1897]

Item 2.1.21.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Kissam Memorial Window
Theme: Christ and the Woman of Samaria [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 13
Signature: not signed [ORG]
Other documentation: [EAGLE1891, NYT1891, NYS1891, NYH1891B, HIST1896]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: George Kissam (10 Sep 1810 - 16 Dec 1889) [INSCRIPTION, EAGLE1891, NYT1891, NYS1891, NYH1891B, HIST1896, ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Phebe Ryerson Kissam [EAGLE1891, NYT1891, NYS1891, NYH1891B, ORG]
Date: In place in church when that was dedicated on 27 Sep 1891 [EAGLE1891, NYT1891, NYS1891, NYH1891B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO / HER WHOSOEVER DRINKETH OF THIS / WATER SHALL THIRST AGAIN / BUT WHOSOEVER DRINKETH OF THE / WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM / SHALL NEVER THIRST BUT THE WATER THAT I / SHALL GIVE HIM SHALL BE IN HIM A / WELL OF WATER SPRINGING UP INTO / EVERLASTING LIFE JOHN IV 14-15 // IN LOVING MEMORY / GEORGE KISSAM DECEMBER 16 1889 [PHOTO, EAGLE1891]
Category: Woman of Samaria
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 78) quotes an edited extract of the 1891 Brooklyn Daily Eagle article which mentions the window, and a Brooklyn Standard Union article [EAGLE1891, TIFF1897]

References

AIA1978: AIA Guide to New York City, Norval White and Elliot Willensky (1978, p. 429)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1891: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (27 Sep 1891, p.9)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1896: History of the First Reformed Church of Brooklyn (1896, p. 76 and 77)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYH1891A: New York Herald (20 Sep 1891, Brooklyn Supplement)
NYH1891B: New York Herald (27 Sep 1891, Brooklyn Supplement)
NYS1891: New York Sun (28 Sep 1891, p. 2)
NYT1891: New York Times (25 Sep 1891, p.9)
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)

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