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St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland

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Site Id: 20.2.1
Rating: 2 stars
Other name(s): Old St. Paul's Baltimore
Address: 233 Charles Street
Location: Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.29208, -76.61505
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Page 37
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1854-1856 [NRHP1972]
Architect: Richard Upjohn [NRHP1972]
Also of interest: 1902 window over the altar by Maitland Armstrong [BS1902, NYEP1902, VOGUE1902]

Site Items

20.2.1.1: Whittingham Memorial Window: St. Augustine and His Mother (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
20.2.1.2: Holy Spirit (1891) (Extant) item has a photo
20.2.1.3: Bonsal Memorial Window: Three Marys at the Tomb (Extant) item has a photo
20.2.1.4: Chatard Memorial Window: Angel of Faith (Extant)
20.2.1.5: Mayer Memorial Window: Faith (Extant) item has a photo
20.2.1.6: Pleasants Memorial Window: Hope (Extant) item has a photo
20.2.1.7: Potts Memorial Window: St. Luke (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
20.2.1.8: Williams Memorial Window: Benediction (Unknown)
20.2.1.9: Wyatt Memorial Window: ornamental with Christ's Head (Extant) item has a photo
20.2.1.10: Harwood Memorial Window: Education of the Virgin (1913) (Extant) item has a photo
20.2.1.11: white Caen stone reredos with peacock mosaic (1904) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 20.2.1.1

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Whittingham Memorial Window:  St. Augustine and His Mother
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Whittingham Memorial Window
Theme: St. Augustine and His Mother [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Page 37
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1913 [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [BS1891, NYTR1892, BS1892A, BS1892B, FDN1892]
Designer:
Memorial details: Bishop William Rollinson Whittingham (2 Dec 1805 - 17 Oct 1879) [BS1891, NYTR1892, BS1892A, BS1892B, FDN1892, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: children of the parish [NYTR1892, BS1892A, BS1892B, FDN1892]
Date: Being constructed, Dec 1891 [BS1891]
Installed ca. Aug 1892 [BS1892B, FDN1892]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CHU1913, LC1913]
Inscription: O, MY MOTHER, I DO BELIEVE THAT / THROUGH THY PRAYERS GOD GAVE / ME THE MIND TO PREFER ABOVE ALL / THINGS THE DISCOVERY OF THE / TRUTH, TO CHOOSE, TO THINK OF, TO / LOVE, NAUGHT ELSE. ST. AUGUSTINE [BS1892B, PHOTO]
on brass plate beneath window: To the honour of God and in loving memory of His servant, William Rollinson Whittingham, fourth Bishop of Maryland, 1840-1879. From the children of St. Paul's Church. 1892. [BS1892B]
Category: St. Augustine; St. Monica
Location: chapel [HIST1993]
After design: Painting by Ary Scheffer [BS1892A]
Comment: The window was shipped to Tiffany Studios when the Harwood Memorial Window (ITEM:20.2.1.10), to the left, was being made in 1913, in order to "insure a perfectly harmonious treatment", and the signature for the window would have been added at that time [CHU1913, LC1913, DEDUCED]

Item 20.2.1.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Holy Spirit [HIST1993]
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Page 37
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Installed ca. Dec 1891 [BS1891]
Inscription: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ / and the love of God and the communion of / the Holy Ghost be with you all / Amen [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Ornamental; Rose Window

Item 20.2.1.3

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Bonsal Memorial Window:  Three Marys at the Tomb
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bonsal Memorial Window
Theme: Three Marys at the Tomb [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details: Stephen Bonsal (2 Feb 1831 - 13 Feb 1893) and Frances Land Leigh Bonsal (27 Jan 1836 - 13 Jun 1891) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor:
Date:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: HE IS NOT HERE HE IS RISEN // TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / STEPHEN BONSAL / BORN FEB 2 1831 - DIED FEB 13 1893 / AND OF HIS WIFE / FRANCES LAND LEIGH / BORN JAN 27 1836 - DIED JUN 13 1891 [PHOTO]
Category: Resurrection without Christ

Item 20.2.1.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Chatard Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Faith [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Angel of Faith
Location: south tower [ORG]
Comment: The window is located in an area not open to the public [ORG]

Item 20.2.1.5

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Mayer Memorial Window:  Faith
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Mayer Memorial Window
Theme: Faith [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Angel of Hope [HIST1993]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: signed [DT2021]
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Frederick Mayer (ca. 1834 - 24 Feb 1904) and Susan Douglas Keim Mayer (28 Dec 1833 - 23 Mar 1896) [INSCRIPTION, NYT1904, WEB]
Donor:
Date:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / CHARLES F. MAYER / SUSAN DOUGLAS MAYER / "BLESSED ARE THEY WHICH HAVE NOT / SEEN AND YET HAVE BELIEVED" [PHOTO]
Category: Faith

Item 20.2.1.6

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Pleasants Memorial Window:  Hope
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Pleasants Memorial Window (Pennington Memorial Window)
Theme: Hope [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Angel of Faith [HIST1993]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: signed [DT2021]
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details: Jacob Hall Pleasants (20 Oct 1822 - 20 Aug 1901) and his daughter, Evelyn Pleasants (d. 2 Dec 1901) [INSCRIPTION, WEB, BS1901]
Donor:
Date:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / J. HALL PLEASANTS / EVELYN PLEASANTS / "THE HOPE OF THE RIGHTEOUS / SHALL BE GLADNESS." [PHOTO]
Category: Hope
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Pennington Window so likely Margaret Pleasants Pennington, another daughter of Mr. Pleasants, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 20.2.1.7

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Potts Memorial Window:  St. Luke
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Potts Memorial Window
Theme: St. Luke [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Page 37
Signature:
Other documentation: [BS1892A, BS1892B, FDN1892, AABN1892]
Designer:
Memorial details: William Potts (d. 1848), his wife, Jane Alexander Potts (d. 1883), two sons, Richard Potts (d. Jul 1891) and Dr. William A.C. Potts (d. 1878), and a daughter Susan Campbell Potts (d. 1878) [BS1892B, FDN1892]
Donor: the two surviving daughters / sisters [BS1892B, FDN1892]
Date: Installed ca. Aug 1892 [BS1892B, FDN1892]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: To the honour of God and in loving memory of William Potts, Baltimore, 1848, and Jane Alexander, his wife, 1883, and their children Richard Potts, C.E., Chicago, 1891. William A.C. Potts, Division Surgeon, C.S.A., volunteer physician, Vicksburgh, 1878. Susan Campbell Potts, Vicksburg, 1878. [BS1892B, FDN1892]
Category: St. Luke

Item 20.2.1.8

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Williams Memorial Window
Theme: Benediction [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: Benediction

Item 20.2.1.9

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Wyatt Memorial Window:  ornamental with Christ's Head
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wyatt Memorial Window
Description: ornamental with Christ's Head [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING COMPANY / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: none [PHOTO]
Category: Ornamental; Christ
Comment: The head of Christ is a glass panel from the previous church building, destroyed by fire in 1854 [HIST1993]

Item 20.2.1.10

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Harwood Memorial Window:  Education of the Virgin
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Harwood Memorial Window
Theme: Education of the Virgin [BS1913A, BS1913B, CHU1913]
Saint Anne with the Blessed Virgin Mary [HIST1993]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1913 [DT2021]
Other documentation: [BS1913A, BS1913B, CHU1913, LC1913]
Designer:
Memorial details: James Kemp Harwood (12 Sep 1824 - 19 Dec 1895) and Henrietta Glenn Harwood (1835-1885) [INSCRIPTION, CHU1912, BS1913A, BS1913B, CHU1913, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: bequest of their daughter, Mary Lucy Harwood (Mrs. Charles William) Segrave [CHU1912, WEB]
Date: Signature 1913 [SIGNATURE]
Dedicated 16 Nov 1913 [CHU1913, LC1913, HIST1993]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CHU1913, LC1913]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / JAMES KEMP HARWOOD / AND / HENRIETTA GLENN HARWOOD [PHOTO, LC1913]
Category: Education of the Virgin
Location: chapel [HIST1993]
Cost: Bequest was for $1000 [CHU1912]

Item 20.2.1.11

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white Caen stone reredos with peacock mosaic
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: white Caen stone reredos with peacock mosaic [BA1904, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BA1904]
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Asenath Harwood [BA1904]
Date: Installed ca. Feb 1904 [BA1904]
Inscription:
Location: behind altar [ORG]
Cost: about $6000 [BA1904]

References

AABN1892: American Architect and Building News (3 Dec 1892, p. 149)
BA1904: Baltimore American (29 Jan 1904, p. 13)
BS1891: Baltimore Sun (17 Dec 1891, Supplement, p. 4)
BS1892A: Baltimore Sun (18 Jan 1892, Supplement, p. 4)
BS1892B: Baltimore Sun (12 Aug 1892, p. 8)
BS1901: Baltimore Sun (20 Dec 1901, p. 7)
BS1902: Baltimore Sun (21 Jun 1902, p. 7)
BS1913A: Baltimore Sun (14 Nov 1913, p. 4)
BS1913B: Baltimore Sun (20 Dec 1913, p. 6)
CHU1912: The Churchman (9 Nov 1912, p. 637)
CHU1913: The Churchman (22 Nov 1913, p. 700)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DT2021: Donald Traser, personal communication (31 Aug 2021)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FDN1892: Frederick Daily News (13 Aug 1892, p. 5)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1993: The Voice of This Calling: Saint Paul's Parish - Baltmore, Maryland 1692 - 1992, Jacques Kelly (1993)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
LC1913: The Living Church (22 Nov 1913, p. 135)
NRHP1972: National Register of Historic Places, Catharine F. Black and Pamela Cohen (1972)
NYEP1902: New York Evening Post (10 May 1902, p. 15)
NYT1904: New York Times (25 Feb 1904)
NYTR1892: New York Daily Tribune (12 Jun 1892, p. 6)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
SIGNATURE: Signature on 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)
VOGUE1902: Vogue (15 May 1902, p. 533)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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