home | site | date | map | rating | photo | designer | category | status | confidence | other

Packer Collegiate Institute, 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: 2.1.47
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 170 Joralemon Street
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11201, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.69254, -73.9924
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1854 [AIA1978]
Architect: Minard Lafever [AIA1978]
Also of interest:

Site Items

2.1.47.1: Male Memorial Window: Dante, Virgil and Beatrice (1899) (Extant)
2.1.47.2: Wing Memorial Window: My Soul Illuminates Me (1899) (Extant)
2.1.47.3: Gordon Memorial Window: Hope (1901) (Extant)
2.1.47.4.a: Crittenden Memorial Window: Science and Literature (1906) (Extant)
2.1.47.4.b: Eaton Memorial Window: Science and Literature (1906) (Extant)
2.1.47.4.c: Crittenden and Eaton Memorial Window: Science and Literature (1906) (Extant)
2.1.47.5: Packer Memorial Window: Education (1908) (Extant)
2.1.47.6: Backus Memorial Mosaic: landscape, with mountains and a lake in the background, with pines and white birch trees in the foreground (1908) (Extant)

Item 2.1.47.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Male Memorial Window (Backus Memorial Window)
Theme: Dante, Virgil and Beatrice [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1899A, EAGLE1899B, BL1899, NYTR1899]
Record type: Window
Designer: Edward Peck Sperry [EAGLE1899A]
Memorial details: Fanny Husted Wood Male (1844-1881) [EAGLE1899A, EAGLE1899B, BL1899, BURLING2001]
Donor: her husband, William Henry Male [EAGLE1899A, EAGLE1899B, BL1899, BURLING2001]
Date: Installed summer 1899 [EAGLE1899B, BL1899]
Dedicated 25 Sep 1899 [BL1899]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [EAGLE1899A, BL1899, PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Historic Figure
After design: Painting, "Le Dante rencontre Matilda", by Albert Maignan (1881) [EAGLE1899B, BL1899]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Backus Memorial Window because likely Dr. Truman Backus, president of Packer, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.47.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wing Memorial Window (King Memorial Window)
Theme: My Soul Illuminates Me [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1899B, BL1899]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [EAGLE1899B]
Memorial details: Bessie S. Wing [EAGLE1899B, BL1899]
Donor:
Date: Installed summer 1899 [EAGLE1899B, BL1899]
Dedicated 25 Sep 1899 [BL1899]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [BL1899, PHOTO]
Inscription: Dominus Illuminatio Mea // What is excellent, as God lives, is permanent [EAGLE1899B, BL1899]
Category: Soul
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the King Memorial Window and possibly that is just a typo [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.47.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Gordon Memorial Window
Theme: Hope [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1901]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Miss Annie Gordon [EAGLE1901]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 5 Jun 1901 [EAGLE1901]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Hope
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 just calls this a Memorial Window (without a name) [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 2.1.47.4.a

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

Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Crittenden Memorial Window (Carpenter Memorial Window)
Theme: Science and Literature [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: left pane, Literature [BRSU1905, EAGLE1906A]
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BRSU1905, BL1906, EAGLE1906A]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Dr. Alonzo Crittenden, the first president of Packer [BRSU1905, BRSU1906, EAGLE1906A, EAGLE1906B, BL1906]
Donor: Associate Alumnae of Packer (president Mrs. James O. Carpenter) [BRSU1905, BRSU1906, BL1906, EAGLE1906A]
Date: Unveiled 5 Apr 1906 [BRSU1906, EAGLE1906A, EAGLE1906B]
Size: 20' high x more than 3' wide [BL1906]
Lancets: 1 [BRSU1905, BRSU1906, EAGLE1906A, EAGLE1906B, BL1906, PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memory of Dr. Alonzo Crittenden [BL1906, EAGLE1906A]
Category: Education
Cost: $2000 for three panes [BRSU1905, EAGLE1906A]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Carpenter Memorial Window because likely Mrs. James O. Carpenter, the president of the Alumnae Association committee, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, BRSU1905, BRSU1906, EAGLE1906B, BL1906, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.47.4.b

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

Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Eaton Memorial Window (Carpenter Memorial Window)
Theme: Science and Literature [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: right pane, Literature [BRSU1905, EAGLE1906A]
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BRSU1905, BL1906, EAGLE1906A]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Prof. Darwin G. Eaton, one of Institute's earliest professors and leaders [BRSU1905, BRSU1906, EAGLE1906A, EAGLE1906B, BL1906]
Donor: Associate Alumnae of Packer (president Mrs. James O. Carpenter) [BRSU1905, BRSU1906, BL1906, EAGLE1906A]
Date: Unveiled 5 Apr 1906 [BRSU1906, EAGLE1906A, EAGLE1906B]
Size: 20' high x more than 3' wide [BL1906]
Lancets: 1 [BRSU1905, BRSU1906, EAGLE1906A, EAGLE1906B, BL1906, PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memory of Dr. Darwin G. Eaton [BL1906, EAGLE1906A]
Category: Education
Cost: $2000 for three panes [BRSU1905, EAGLE1906A]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Carpenter Memorial Window because likely Mrs. James O. Carpenter, the president of the Alumnae Association committee, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, BRSU1905, BRSU1906, EAGLE1906B, BL1906, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.47.4.c

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

Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Crittenden and Eaton Memorial Window (Carpenter Memorial Window)
Theme: Science and Literature [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: central pane [BRSU1905, EAGLE1906A]
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BRSU1905, BL1906, EAGLE1906A]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Dr. Alonzo Crittenden and Prof. Darwin G. Eaton [BRSU1905, BRSU1906, EAGLE1906A, EAGLE1906B, BL1906]
Donor: Associate Alumnae of Packer (president Mrs. James O. Carpenter) [BRSU1905, BRSU1906, BL1906, EAGLE1906A]
Date: Unveiled 5 Apr 1906 [BRSU1906, EAGLE1906A, EAGLE1906B]
Size: 20' high x more than 3' wide [BL1906]
Lancets: 1 [BRSU1905, BRSU1906, EAGLE1906A, EAGLE1906B, BL1906, PHOTO]
Inscription: Erected by the Associate Alumnae of the Packer Collegiate Institute, 1906 [BL1906, EAGLE1906A]
Category: Education
Cost: $2000 for three panes [BRSU1905, EAGLE1906A]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Carpenter Memorial Window because likely Mrs. James O. Carpenter, the president of the Alumnae Association committee, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, BRSU1905, BRSU1906, EAGLE1906B, BL1906, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.47.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Packer Memorial Window (Caruana Memorial Window)
Theme: Education [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 17
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1908B, EAGLE1908C, EAGLE1908A, NYP1908, NEWR1908, PB1908, NYO1908]
Record type: Window
Designer: Miss Ribe Riggs (or Rigg) [EAGLE1908B, EAGLE1908C, NYP1908, NEWR1908]
Memorial details: Mrs. Harriet L. Packer, founder of Packer [EAGLE1908B, EAGLE1908C, NYP1908, NEWR1908, INSCRIPTION]
Donor: Associate Alumnae of Packer (chair of the committee Mrs. Lorenzo C. Caruana) [EAGLE1908C, EAGLE1908A, NYP1908, NEWR1908]
Date: Exhibited ca. Apr 1908 [PB1908, NYO1908]
Unveiled 24 Apr 1908 [EAGLE1908B, EAGLE1908C, EAGLE1908A]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [EAGLE1908B, EAGLE1908C, NYP1908, NEWR1908, PHOTO]
Inscription: Her daughters rise up and call her blessed // Harriet L. Packer, founder of the Packer Collegiate Institute, 1853. Erected by the Associate Alumnae, 1908 // Let her own works praise her in the gates [EAGLE1908B, EAGLE1908C]
Category: Education
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Caruana Memorial Window because likely Mrs. Lorenzo C. Caruana, the chair of the Alumnae Association committee, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, EAGLE1908A, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.47.6

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

Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Backus Memorial Mosaic
Description: landscape, with mountains and a lake in the background, with pines and white birch trees in the foreground [EAGLE1909]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1908D, EAGLE1909, BL1908]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer:
Memorial details: Mrs. Helen Hiscock Backus [EAGLE1908D, EAGLE1909, BL1908]
Donor: members of the Women's and Meridian Clubs, as well as friends connected with Packer, alumnae of 1891 [EAGLE1908D, EAGLE1909, BL1908]
Date: Installed ca. Dec 1908 [EAGLE1909]
Size:
Inscription:

References

AIA1978: AIA Guide to New York City, Norval White and Elliot Willensky (1978, p. 378)
BL1899: Brooklyn Life (30 Sep 1899, p. 13)
BL1906: Brooklyn Life (31 Mar 1906, p. 12)
BL1908: Brooklyn Life (6 Jun 1908, p. 16)
BRSU1905: Brooklyn Daily Standard Union (5 Nov 1905, p. 5)
BRSU1906: Brooklyn Daily Standard Union (6 Apr 1906, p. 6)
BURLING2001: The Burling Books: Ancestors and Descendants of Edward and Grace Burling, Quakers 1600-2000, Jane Thompson-Stahr (2001, Vol. I, p. 1029-1030)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1899A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (25 Jan 1899, p. 7)
EAGLE1899B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (24 Sep 1899, p. 20)
EAGLE1901: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (9 Jun 1901, p. 31)
EAGLE1906A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1 Apr 1906, News Special, p. 12)
EAGLE1906B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (6 Apr 1906, p. 6)
EAGLE1908A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (16 Apr 1908, p. 20)
EAGLE1908B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (19 Apr 1908, News and Classified Adverts section, p. 14)
EAGLE1908C: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (25 Apr 1908, p. 3)
EAGLE1908D: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (30 May 1908, p. 3)
EAGLE1909: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (9 Jan 1909, Picture Section, p. 2)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NEWR1908: The Newtown Register (23 Apr 1908, p. 5)
NYO1908: The New York Observer (23 Apr 1908, p. 540)
NYP1908: New York Press (20 Apr 1908, p. 5)
NYTR1899: New York Daily Tribune (3 Feb 1899, p. 5)
ORG: Organisation
PB1908: Presbyterian Banner (16 Apr 1908, p. 1494)
PHOTO: Photo of item
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)

home | site | date | map | rating | photo | designer | category | status | confidence | other