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Christ Church, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 2.1.28
Rating: 1 star
Address: 326 Clinton Street
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11231, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.68601, -73.9967
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1842 [ORG]
Architect: Richard Upjohn [ORG]
Comment: Tiffany redecorated the church in 1916-1917, including an altar, pulpit and lectern [ORG, LPC1969]
A fire 26 Feb 1939 destroyed some of the windows in the church [ORG, NYT1939]
Also of interest:

Site Items

2.1.28.1: Becar Memorial Window: Christ in Temple (1890) (Extant)
2.1.28.2: Luquer Memorial Window: Resurrection Morn (1898) (Extant)
2.1.28.3: Stone, Canfield and Bancroft Memorial Window: Confession of Faith (1899) (Unknown)
2.1.28.4: Thomas Memorial Window: Raising of Lazarus (1899) (Extant)
2.1.28.5: Orr Memorial Window: Adoration of the Magi (1917) (Destroyed) item has a photo

Item 2.1.28.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Becar Memorial Window (Van Brunt Memorial Window)
Theme: Christ in Temple [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1890, NYH1891]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Noel J. Becar (d. 27 Aug 1856) and Deborah A. Becar (d. 25 Jun 1876) [EAGLE1890, NYH1891]
Donor: their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but mainly their daughter, Mrs. James H. Van Brunt, and their granddaughter, Mrs. Bull [EAGLE1890, NYH1891]
Date: Installed 1890 [EAGLE1890, NYH1891]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Noel J. Becar, August 27, 1856, and Deborah A. Becar, June 25, 1876 [EAGLE1890]
Category: Disputation in the Temple
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [NYH1891]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Van Brunt Memorial Window because Mrs. James H. Van Brunt was the main donor and likely the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Tiffany 1897 calls it the Becar Memorial Window [TIFF1897]

Item 2.1.28.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Luquer Memorial Window (Orr Memorial Window)
Theme: Resurrection Morn [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1898]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Luquer and Sara Lea Luquer [EAGLE1898]
Donor: son-in-law / son-in-law / brother-in-law Mr. Alexander E. Orr and daughter /daughter / sister Mrs. Alexander E. Orr [EAGLE1898]
Date: Unveiled 4 Dec 1898 [EAGLE1898]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Resurrection without Christ
After design: Painting by Axel Ender in church in Molde, Norway [EAGLE1898, PHOTO]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Orr Memorial Window because Mr. and Mrs. Alexander E. Orr were the donors [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.28.3

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Stone, Canfield and Bancroft Memorial Window (Orr Memorial Window)
Theme: Confession of Faith [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1899]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. John Seely Stone, D.D., Rev. Eli Hawley Canfield, D.D. and Rev. Lucius Whiting Bancroft, D.D., former rectors of the church [NYS1899, BRSU1899, EAGLE1899]
Donor: members of the parish [NYS1899, BRSU1899, EAGLE1899]
Date: Unveiled 2 Apr 1899 [NYS1899, BRSU1899, EAGLE1899]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: St. Peter
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Orr Memorial Window because likely an Orr was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.28.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thomas Memorial Window
Theme: Raising of Lazarus [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BL1899]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [BL1899]
Memorial details: Ludlow Thomas [BL1899]
Donor: his wife, and her daughter, Mrs. Jonathan Trumbull Lanman [BL1899]
Date: Installed ca. Sep 1899 [BL1899]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Lazarus

Item 2.1.28.5

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Orr Memorial Window:  Adoration of the Magi
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Destroyed [ORG, NYT1939]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Orr Memorial Window
Theme: Adoration of the Magi [TIFF1922, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany 1922 has a photo of the window [TIFF1922]
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1917, BL1917, BRSU1917]
Record type: Window
Designer: Louis Comfort Tiffany [TIFF1922]
Memorial details: Alexander Ector Orr (d. 3 Jun 1914) and Margaret Orr (d. 6 Jul 1913) [EAGLE1917, BRSU1917]
Donor: their daughters, Mary Moore Orr and Julia Ector Orr Munsell [NYT1939]
Date: Viewable (along with building after redecoration) 3 Mar 1917 [EAGLE1917]
Dedicated 29 Apr 1917 [BL1917, BRSU1917]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Nativity
Cost: $100000 [NYT1939]
Comment: Destroyed in the fire of 26 Feb 1939 [ORG, NYT1939]

References

BL1899: Brooklyn Life (23 Sep 1899, p. 25)
BL1917: Brooklyn Life (5 May 1917, p. 9)
BRSU1899: Brooklyn Standard Union (3 Apr 1899, p. 1)
BRSU1917: Brooklyn Daily Standard Union (30 Apr 1917, p. 12)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1890: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (13 May 1890, p. 1)
EAGLE1898: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (5 Dec 1898, p. 4)
EAGLE1899: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1 Apr 1899, p. 5)
EAGLE1917: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (3 Mar 1917, p. 7)
LPC1969: Cobble Hill Historic District Designation Report, Landmark Preservation Commission (1969, p. 33)
NYH1891: New York Herald (19 Apr 1891, Brooklyn Supplement, p. 1)
NYS1899: New York Sun (3 Apr 1899, p. 3)
NYT1939: New York Times (27 Feb 1939)
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)
TIFF1922: Memorials in Glass and Stone, Tiffany Studios, (1922, second edition)

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