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Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 2.1.65
Rating: 1 star
Address: 911 Flatbush Avenue
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11226, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.64956, -73.95827
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1905-1906, 1909-1911 [LPC2003]
Architect: C.B.J. Snyder [LPC2003]
Also of interest: 1911 window with theme the "Scenes from the Life of Erasmus" by Church Glass and Decorating Company [EAGLE1911, ART2009]

Site Items

2.1.65.1: Gunnison Memorial Window: The Spirit of Education (1919) (Extant)

Item 2.1.65.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO, ART2009]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Gunnison Memorial Window
Theme: The Spirit of Education [EAGLE1919A, NYS1919, BL1919]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1918A, BL1918, EAGLE1918B, EAGLE1919A, NYS1919, BL1919, ART1920]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [EAGLE1918A, BL1918]
Louis Comfort Tiffany [EAGLE1919A]
Memorial details: Dr. Walter Balfour Gunnison (1852 - 19 Dec 1916), first principal of school, 1896-1916 [EAGLE1918A, BL1918, EAGLE1918B, EAGLE1919A, EAGLE1919B, EAGLE1919C, NYS1919, BL1919, ART1920, INSCRIPTION, NYT1916]
Donor: alumni, parents, teachers and friends [EAGLE1918A, BL1918, BL1919, EAGLE1919B, EAGLE1919C]
Date: Design selected Apr 1918 [EAGLE1918A]
Window exhibited Nov 1918 [EAGLE1918B]
Window installed Apr 1919 [EAGLE1919A]
Unveiled 2 May 1919 [BL1919, EAGLE1919B, EAGLE1919C]
Size: about 10' x 12' [NYCART2012]
Lancets: 5 [PHOTO, NYS1919]
Inscription: IN MEMORIAM / WALTER BALFOUR GUNNISON, PH.D. / FIRST PRINCIPAL OF ERASMUS HALL HIGH SCHOOL 1896-1916 [EAGLE1919A, BL1919, PHOTO]
Category: Education
Location: library [EAGLE1918A, EAGLE1918B, EAGLE1919B, EAGLE1919C, ART1920]
tower on west side of building [BL1918, EAGLE1919A, BL1919]
Restoration: Gil Studio, total conservation including complete releading, 1993 [GIL2012]
Comment: Collection of the NYC Department of Education, Public Art for Public Schools [ORG]

References

ART1920: Catalogue of the Work of Arts Belonging to the City of New York, he Art Commission of the City of New York (1920, Volume II, p. 19)
ART2009: Public Art for Public Schools, Michelle Cohen (2009, p. 66-68)
BL1918: Brooklyn Life (11 May 1918, p. 18)
BL1919: Brooklyn Life (10 May 1919, p. 18)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1911: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (19 Jun 1911, p. 7)
EAGLE1918A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (28 Apr 1918, Telegraph and Local News section, p. 6)
EAGLE1918B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1 Nov 1918, Section 2, p. 5)
EAGLE1919A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (14 Apr 1919, p. 4)
EAGLE1919B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (29 Apr 1919, p. 4)
EAGLE1919C: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (2 May 1919, p. 2)
GIL2012: Gil Studio website (24 Feb 2012)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
LPC2003: Landmarks Preservation Commission (24 Jun 2003)
NYCART2012: New York City Department of Education website (24 Feb 2012)
NYS1919: New York Sun (14 Apr 1919, p. 9)
NYT1916: New York Times (21 Dec 1916)
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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