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St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Maryland

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Site Id: 20.2.14
Rating: 1 star
Address: 1900 St Paul Street
Location: Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.31193, -76.61517
Tiffany 1910: Page 61
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1898 [BS1898]
Architect: Joseph Evans Sperry [BS1898]
Comment: Tiffany was responsible for the 1898 decoration, under the personal supervision of F.W. Keuzelmann [BS1898]
and under the direction of René de Quélin [ORG]
The Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation says that the large circular window at the back of the sanctuary, the narthex windows, the clerestory windows and the mosaic floor in the entrance hall are all by Tiffany [LAND2012]
Also of interest: 1917 medallion window, in memory of Rena E. Kiel Robinson and Catherine M. Ludwig, by Joseph Lauber [ORG]

Site Items

20.2.14.1: ornamental window (1898) (Extant) item has a photo
20.2.14.2: Davis Memorial Window: Good Shepherd (1918) (Extant) item has a photo
20.2.14.3: Pfaff Memorial Window: Resurrection (1932) (Extant) item has a photo
20.2.14.4: mosaic panel with jeweled cross (Extant) item has a photo

Item 20.2.14.1

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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 [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
clematis vine surrounding a Greek cross [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 61
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: In place when building opened in 1898 [ORG]
Inscription: none [PHOTO]
Category: Ornamental

Item 20.2.14.2

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Davis Memorial Window:  Good Shepherd Davis Memorial Window:  Good Shepherd
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Davis Memorial Window
Theme: Good Shepherd [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1917 [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [BA1918]
Designer: probably Frederick Wilson [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition for the shepherd [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: William Howard Davis (8 May 1878 - 20 Nov 1915) [INSCRIPTION, BA1918, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Lola Blanche Ward Davis Tolson [INSCRIPTION, BA1918, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Signature 1917 [SIGNATURE]
Installed ca. Mar 1918 [BA1918]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO, BA1918]
Inscription: IN / LOVING MEMORY OF / WILLIAM H DAVIS / 1838 1915 // A TRIBUTE OF AFFECTION / ERECTED BY HIS WIFE [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd

Item 20.2.14.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Pfaff Memorial Window
Theme: Resurrection [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details: Henry C. Pfaff (1858-1928) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor:
Date: Installed in 1932 [LAND2012]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF // HENRY C PFAFF / 1858 - 1928 [PHOTO]
Category: Resurrection with Christ

Item 20.2.14.4

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mosaic panel with jeweled cross
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Description: mosaic panel with jeweled cross [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [LAND2012, TGM2017]
Designer:
Memorial details: Margaret Vanderpoel Newcomer (10 Dec 1870 - 11 Jun 1920) [LAND2012]
Donor: her husband, Waldo Newcomer [LAND2012]
Date: ca. 1920 [LAND2012]
Inscription:
Location: over altar [ORG]

References

BA1918: Baltimore American (16 Mar 1918, p. 7)
BS1898: Baltimore Sun (10 Oct 1898, p. 7)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
LAND2012: The Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, Public Interior Landmark Designation Staff Report (10 Jul 2012)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
TGM2017: Tiffany's Glass Mosaics, Kelly A. Conway and Lindsy R. Parrott (mosaic list compiled by Morgan T. Albahary) (2017, p. 232)
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (6 Feb 1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1896: Memorial Windows, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1896)
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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