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Reformed Church-on-the-Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 2.1.22
Rating: Nothing
Address: Pierrepont Street, near Monroe Place
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11201, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.69546, -73.99329
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 13
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Demolished
Building date: 1850-1851 [ARCH2001]
Architect: Minard Lafever [ARCH2001]
Comment: Building demolished in 1930s to make way for the Court House of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court [ARCH2001]
Tiffany redecorated church in 1890, including use of aluminum, and windows added at that time [EAGLE1890]
Also of interest:

Site Items

2.1.22.1: Bethune Memorial Window: Light of the World (1891) (Removed) item has a photo
2.1.22.2: Sherman Memorial Window: Child Christ in the Temple (1890) (Removed) item has a photo
2.1.22.3: Stone Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Removed)
2.1.22.4: Koop Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Removed)
2.1.22.5: 15 memorial panels (1890) (Unknown)
2.1.22.6: dome mosaics (1890) (Unknown)

Item 2.1.22.1

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Bethune Memorial Window:  Light of the World
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Removed [EAGLE1937]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bethune Memorial Window
Theme: Light of the World [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 13
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1891A, EAGLE1891B, BRSU1891, NYS1891, NYH1891]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Dr. George Washington Bethune (18 Mar 1805 - 28 Apr 1862), first pastor of the church, 1851-1859 (of the congregation from 1849) [EAGLE1891A, EAGLE1891B, NYT1891, BRSU1891, NYS1891, WIKI]
Donor: Mrs. Cornelius Bergen, Mrs. Margaret S. Herriman, Mrs. Aaron L. Reid, Mrs. Margaret F. Bergen, Miss Eleanor E. Bergen, Miss Elizabeth Nexsen, Mrs. Mary A. Gardner, Mrs. Augusta C. Patrick, Mrs. Mary V. Walbridge, Mr. David M. Stone, Mr. John Gibb, Mr. Benjamin D. Silliman, Mr. A.A. Low, Mr. John A. Nexsen, Mr. Samual Sloan, Mr. B.G. Clarke, Mr. James C. Bergen, Mr. Robert Schell, Mr. Edward Schell, Mr. Andrew H. De Witt, Mr. Ten Eyck Sutphen, Mr. James Hageman, Mr. James S. Wetmore [EAGLE1891B, NYT1891, BRSU1891]
Date: Unveiled 8 Feb 1891 [EAGLE1891A, EAGLE1891B, NYT1891, BRSU1891, NYS1891]
Size: 16' high x 4' wide [EAGLE1890]
Lancets: 1 [EAGLE1891A]
Inscription: BEHOLD I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK // DEBONAIR / 1851 1859 / IN MEMORY OF / GEORGE W. / BETHUNE D.D. / FIRST PASTOR / OF THIS / CHURCH // THE SAME CAME FOR WITNESS / THAT HE MIGHT BEAR WITNESS / OF THE LIGHT [EAGLE1891A, EAGLE1891B, BRSU1891, NYS1891]
Category: Christ Knocking at the Door
Location: northeast corner of church [NYT1891]
Cost: $2000 [BRSU1891, NYS1891]
History: Removed before building demolished and stored in cellar of Old First Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY (SITE:2.1.21), but whereabouts now unknown [EAGLE1937, ORG_NEW]
After design: Painting, "The Light of the World", by William Holman Hunt, in Keble College, Oxford, England (1854) [EAGLE1891A]

Item 2.1.22.2

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Sherman Memorial Window:  Child Christ in the Temple
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Removed [EAGLE1937]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sherman Memorial Window
Theme: Child Christ in the Temple [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 13
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890, NYH1891]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Julia C. Deming Sherman (d. 8 Aug 1888) [EAGLE1890, NYT1890, EAGLE1891A, NYEP1888, NYH1891]
Donor: her husband, John T. Sherman [NYH1891]
Date: Unveiled 5 Oct 1890 [NYT1890]
Size: 16' high x 4' wide [EAGLE1890]
Lancets: 1 [EAGLE1890]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF JULIA C. SHERMAN [EAGLE1890, EAGLE1891A]
I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness [NYH1891]
Category: Disputation in the Temple
History: Removed before building demolished and stored in cellar of Old First Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY (SITE:2.1.21), but whereabouts now unknown [EAGLE1937, ORG_NEW]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [EAGLE1890, NYH1891]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 just calls this a Memorial Window (without a name) [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 2.1.22.3

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Status: Removed [EAGLE1937]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Stone Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
cross and crown with passion flowers at the sides [EAGLE1890, NYT1890]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 13
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890, NYH1891]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Delia Charlotte Hall Stone (10 Jan 1818 - 19 Oct 1887) [EAGLE1890, NYT1890, NYH1891, STONE1888, NYT1887]
Donor: her husband, David Marvin Stone [EAGLE1890, NYH1891, STONE1888]
Date: Unveiled 5 Oct 1890 [NYT1890, EAGLE1890]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [EAGLE1890]
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: facing Pierrepont Street, east [NYH1891]
History: Removed before building demolished and stored in cellar of Old First Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY (SITE:2.1.21), but whereabouts now unknown [EAGLE1937, ORG_NEW]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 has two entries for ornamental windows and it's not clear which corresponds to what [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.22.4

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Status: Removed [EAGLE1937]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Koop Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
lamp with grape vine at the sides [EAGLE1890, NYH1891]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 13
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890, NYH1891]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Herman H. Koop, his wife Sallie Clarinda Koop (11 Jun 1837 - 20 Sep 1867), and their son Charles Godfrey Koop (9 May 1857 - 23 Dec 1885) [NYH1891, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: remaining members of the family [NYH1891]
Date: Unveiled 5 Oct 1890 [NYT1890, EAGLE1890]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [EAGLE1890]
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: facing Pierrepont Street, west [NYH1891]
History: Removed before building demolished and stored in cellar of Old First Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY (SITE:2.1.21), but whereabouts now unknown [EAGLE1937, ORG_NEW]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 has two entries for ornamental windows and it's not clear which corresponds to what [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.22.5

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: 15 memorial panels [EAGLE1890, NYT1890]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Unveiled 5 Oct 1890 [NYT1890, EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:

Item 2.1.22.6

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: dome mosaics [EAGLE1890]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Unveiled 5 Oct 1890 [NYT1890, EAGLE1890]
Size:
Inscription:

References

ARCH2001: An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn, Francis Morrone (2001, p. 83)
BRSU1891: Brooklyn Daily Standard Union (9 Feb 1891, p. 4)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1890: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (12 Oct 1890, p. 9)
EAGLE1891A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (8 Feb 1891, p. 5)
EAGLE1891B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (9 Feb 1891, p. 1)
EAGLE1937: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (27 Feb 1937, p. 7)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
NYEP1888: New York Evening Post (10 Aug 1888, p. 5)
NYH1891: New York Herald (19 Apr 1891, Brooklyn Supplement, p. 1)
NYS1891: New York Sun (9 Feb 1891, p. 2)
NYT1887: New York Times (21 Oct 1887)
NYT1890: New York Times (5 Oct 1890)
NYT1891: New York Times (9 Feb 1891)
ORG_NEW: Organization that is new owner
STONE1888: The Family of John Stone, One of the First Settlers of Guilford, Conn., William L. Stone 2d. (1988, p. 125 and 134)
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)
WIKI: Wikipedia

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