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First Unitarian Church, Baltimore, Maryland

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Site Id: 20.2.4
Rating: 1 star
Other name(s): First Independent Church
Address: W. Charles Street and N. Franklin Street
Location: Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.29537, -76.61581
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Page 38
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 also list "decorations" and "sedalia and chairs" [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1817 [NRHP1971]
Architect: J. Maximilian M. Godefroy [NRHP1971]
Also of interest:

Site Items

20.2.4.1: ornamental (Unknown)
20.2.4.2: The Last Supper (1897) (Extant)
20.2.4.3: ornamental windows (Extant)
20.2.4.4: ornamental windows (1904) (Extant)
20.2.4.5: demi-lune, symbolic, window (1904) (Extant)

Item 20.2.4.1

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Page 38
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: chancel [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 20.2.4.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: The Last Supper [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: mosaic reredos panel [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Page 38
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany Mosaic 1896 shows a design for the mosaic [TIFFM1896]
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYT1897A, NYT1897B, NYH1897, BS1897A, EAGLE1897, BSH1897, BS1897B, AA1898]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer: Frederick Wilson [TIFFM1896, BS1897B, AA1898, IS1906]
Memorial details:
Donor: Eaton family [ORG]
Date: Being made Feb 1897 [NYT1897A]
Exhibited Jun 1897 [NYT1897B, NYH1897, BS1897A]
Installed ca. Jun 1897 [NYH1897, BS1897A]
Unveiled 29 Sep 1897 [BS1897B]
Size: 9' high x 18' long [NYT1897B, NYH1897, BS1897A, EAGLE1897, BSH1897]
Inscription:
Category: Last Supper
Location: chancel [PHOTO]
After design: Painting by Leonardo da Vinci [PHOTO, BS1897B]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 82) quotes an extract from an article in the New York Church Economist about the mosaic [TIFF1897]
Comment: This has the same design as the 1901-1902 Last Supper mosaic in the Spa Apartments, Clifton Springs, NY (SITE:3.160.1) [DEDUCED]

Item 20.2.4.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
three windows, geometric design [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Page 38
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: The Eaton bequest, the Women's Alliance, and a general subscription of members of the Church [ORG]
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: east wall [ORG]
Cost: $500 each [ORG]

Item 20.2.4.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
three windows, geometric design [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 60
Duncan 1980: Page 212
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Mrs. Enoch Pratt, the Women's Alliance, and a general subscription of members of the Church [ORG]
Date: Installed in 1904 [ORG]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: west wall [ORG]
Cost: $500 each [ORG]

Item 20.2.4.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: demi-lune, symbolic, window [ORG, PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [ORG]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Emma Marburg [ORG]
Date: 1904 [ORG]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: chancel [PHOTO]

References

AA1898: The Art Amateur (Jun 1898, Vol. 39, No. 1, p. 10-11)
BS1897A: Baltimore Sun (21 Jun 1897, p. 10)
BS1897B: Baltimore Sun (30 Sep 1897, p. 10)
BSH1897: Boston Sunday Herald (4 Jul 1897, p. 10)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1897: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (27 Jun 1897, p. 21)
IS1906: The International Studio, Glass-Mosaic - An Old Art with a New Distinction, W.H. Thomas (May 1906, Vol. 28, p. LXXII-LXXVIII)
NRHP1971: National Register of Historic Places, W. Brown Morton III (1971)
NYH1897: New York Herald (20 Jun 1897, Third Section, p. 3)
NYT1897A: New York Times (27 Feb 1897, Saturday Review of Books and Art, p. 5)
NYT1897B: New York Times (20 Jun 1897, p. 15)
ORG: Organisation
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)
TIFFM1896: Glass Mosaic, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1896)

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