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Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 2.1.9
Rating: 1 star
Other name(s): Church of the Transfiguration
Address: 263 Marcy Avenue
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11211, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.70541, -73.95609
Tiffany 1910: Page 13 and 15
Duncan 1980: Page 202 and 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 also list "gable and porch lights" [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910 lists this church twice, once on page 13 and once on page 15 [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1889-1892 [NYT1892]
Architect:
Also of interest:

Site Items

2.1.9.1: Four Evangelists (1892) (Unknown)
2.1.9.2: St. Agnes (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.9.3: St. Cecilia (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.9.4: St. Mary Magdalene (1892) (Unknown)
2.1.9.5: Madonna and Child (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.9.6: St. Dominic (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.9.7: St. Peter (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.9.8: St. Paul (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.9.9.a: ornamental window (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.9.9.b: ornamental window (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.9.9.c: ornamental windows (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.9.9.d: ornamental windows (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.9.9.e: ornamental windows (Extant) item has a photo
2.1.9.10: St. Augustine (Unknown)
2.1.9.11: St. Patrick (Unknown)
2.1.9.12: St. Denis of France (Unknown)
2.1.9.13: St. Boniface (Unknown)
2.1.9.14: St. John the Baptist (Unknown)

Item 2.1.9.1

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Four Evangelists [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: medallions [EAGLE1892]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 23 Oct 1892 (with building) [EAGLE1892]
Inscription:
Category: Evangelists

Item 2.1.9.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: St. Agnes [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 23 Oct 1892 (with building) [EAGLE1892, NYT1892]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: none [PHOTO]
Category: St. Agnes
Location: near confessional [EAGLE1892]

Item 2.1.9.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: St. Cecilia [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 23 Oct 1892 (with building) [EAGLE1892, NYT1892]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: none [PHOTO]
Category: St. Cecilia
Location: near confessional [EAGLE1892]
After design: Central figure in ca. 1516-1517 painting by Raphael [PHOTO, WIKI]

Item 2.1.9.4

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: St. Mary Magdalene [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 23 Oct 1892 (with building) [EAGLE1892, NYT1892]
Inscription:
Category: Mary Magdalene

Item 2.1.9.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Madonna and Child [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 23 Oct 1892 (with building) [EAGLE1892, NYT1892]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: none [PHOTO]
Category: Madonna
Location: side entrance [EAGLE1892]

Item 2.1.9.6

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: St. Dominic [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 23 Oct 1892 (with building) [EAGLE1892, NYT1892]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: VESMETIPSOS / TENTATE SI / ESTIS IN FIDE [PHOTO]
Category: St. Dominic

Item 2.1.9.7

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: St. Peter [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 23 Oct 1892 (with building) [EAGLE1892, NYT1892]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: none [PHOTO]
Category: St. Peter; St. Paul
Location: main entrance [EAGLE1892]

Item 2.1.9.8

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: St. Paul [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 23 Oct 1892 (with building) [EAGLE1892, NYT1892]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: none [PHOTO]
Location: main entrance [EAGLE1892]

Item 2.1.9.9.a

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental window [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
rose window [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 23 Oct 1892 (with building) [EAGLE1892, NYT1892]
Inscription: IHS [PHOTO]
Category: Ornamental; Rose Window

Item 2.1.9.9.b

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental window [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
rose window [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 23 Oct 1892 (with building) [EAGLE1892, NYT1892]
Inscription: Α ☧ Ω [PHOTO]
Category: Ornamental; Rose Window

Item 2.1.9.9.c

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: clerestory [JK2020]

Item 2.1.9.9.d

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Location: choir [JK2020]

Item 2.1.9.9.e

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 13
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Page 11
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Location: tower [JK2020]

Item 2.1.9.10

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Theme: St. Augustine [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: St. Augustine

Item 2.1.9.11

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Theme: St. Patrick [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: St. Patrick

Item 2.1.9.12

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Theme: St. Denis of France [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: St. Denis

Item 2.1.9.13

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Theme: St. Boniface [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: St. Boniface

Item 2.1.9.14

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Theme: St. John the Baptist [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 15
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: Baptism

References

DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1892: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (23 Oct 1892, p. 4)
JK2020: Joe Keating, personal communication (28 Dec 2020)
NYT1892: New York Times (24 Oct 1892)
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)
WIKI: Wikipedia

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