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First Congregational Church, North Adams, Massachusetts

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Site Id: 21.26.2
Rating: 3 stars
Address: 134 Main Street
Location: North Adams, Massachusetts 01247, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.69835, -73.10993
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1863-1865 [ORG]
Architect: Charles Edward Parker [ORG]
Also of interest: 1902 window by Church Glass and Decorating Company [ORG]
Two 1927 windows by Alfred M. Bell Company [ORG]

Site Items

21.26.2.1: Cady Memorial Window: St. Luke (1909) (Extant) item has a photo
21.26.2.2: Hunter Memorial Window: He Took Her By the Hand and the Maid Arose (1910) (Extant) item has a photo
21.26.2.3: Richardson Memorial Window: Resurrection Angel (1910) (Extant) item has a photo
21.26.2.4: Barber Memorial Window: Good Shepherd (1910) (Extant) item has a photo
21.26.2.5: Cone and Cutting Memorial Window: Charity (1910) (Extant) item has a photo
21.26.2.6: Sykes Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1910) (Extant) item has a photo
21.26.2.7: Coyle Memorial: Christ Knocking at the Door (1913) (Extant) item has a photo
21.26.2.8: Wright and Thayer Memorial: The Sower (1935) (Extant) item has a photo
21.26.2.9: Lawrence Memorial: Hope (1915) (Extant) item has a photo
21.26.2.10: Butler Memorial: Ascension (1918) (Extant)

Item 21.26.2.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cady Memorial Window
Theme: St. Luke [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: H.T. Cady [INSCRIPTION]
Date: Presented 1909 [INSCRIPTION]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: ST. LVKE / PRESENTED BY / H T CADY / 1909 [PHOTO]
Category: St. Luke

Item 21.26.2.2

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Hunter Memorial Window:  He Took Her By the Hand and the Maid Arose
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hunter Memorial Window
Theme: He Took Her By the Hand and the Maid Arose [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK (second line partly obscured) [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [BP1910]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: James Hunter (1806-1891) and his wife Janet Hunter (1809-1878) [INSCRIPTION, BP1910]
Donor:
Date: Installed ca. Oct 1910 [BP1910]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / 1806 JAMES HUNTER 1891 / DEACON OF THIS CHURCH / FROM 1860 TO 1891 / AND HIS WIFE / 1809 JANE HUNGER 1878 [PHOTO, BP1910]
Category: Jairus

Item 21.26.2.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Richardson Memorial Window
Theme: Resurrection Angel [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany photo number: 10803 [BSP1910]
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [BSP1910]
Record type: Window
Designer: probably Frederick Wilson [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Esther Cone Richardson (1830-1906) [INSCRIPTION, BSP1910]
Donor:
Date: Installed ca. Jun 1910 [BSP1910]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / ESTHER CONE RICHARDSON / 1830 - 1906 [PHOTO, BSP1910]
Category: Angel of Resurrection

Item 21.26.2.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Barber Memorial Window
Theme: Good Shepherd [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [SSR1910]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Daniel James Barber (1836-1909) [INSCRIPTION, SSR1910]
Donor:
Date: Installed ca. Jun 1910 [SSR1910]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD." / IN MEMORIAM / DANIEL JAMES BARBER / 1836 - 1909 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd

Item 21.26.2.5

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Cone and Cutting Memorial Window:  Charity
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cone and Cutting Memorial Window
Theme: Charity [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Elizabeth J. Cone (1815-1903) and her daughter Effie A. Cutting (1850-1919) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor:
Date: 1910 [ORG]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART / In Loving Memory of / 1815 ELIZABETH J. CONE 1903 / and her daughter / 1850 EFFIE A. CUTTING 1919 [PHOTO]
Category: Charity
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 just calls this the Cutting Memorial Window [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Comment: The memorial inscription was changed after Effie Cutting died [ORG]

Item 21.26.2.6

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Sykes Memorial Window:  Christ Blessing Little Children
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sykes Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK (second line mostly obscured) [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: probably Frederick Wilson [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Thomas W. Sykes (1842-1909) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor:
Date: 1910 [ORG]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "CHRIST BLESSING LITTLE CHILDREN" / IN MEMORY OF / THOMAS W. SYKES / 1842 - 1909 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ Blessing Children

Item 21.26.2.7

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Coyle Memorial:  Christ Knocking at the Door
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Coyle Memorial
Theme: Christ Knocking at the Door [DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1913 [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [SDR1913]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. John Patterson Coyle (1852-1895) [INSCRIPTION, SDR1913]
Donor:
Date: Signature 1913 [SIGNATURE]
Dedicated 28 Dec 1913 [SDR1913]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "Behold I stand at the door and knock." / To the Glory of God and in loving memory of / John Patterson Coyle / Born 1852 Died 1895 / Pastor of this Church 1886-1894 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ Knocking at the Door
After design: Painting, "The Light of the World", by William Holman Hunt, in Keble College, Oxford, England (1854) [PHOTO, SDR1913]

Item 21.26.2.8

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Wright and Thayer Memorial:  The Sower
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wright and Thayer Memorial
Theme: The Sower [DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NAT1935A, NAT1935B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Elizabeth Thayer Wright (1856-1912) and Elizabeth Duncan Thayer (1828-1911) [INSCRIPTION, NAT1935A, NAT1935B]
Donor: bequest in will of Elizabeth Thayer Wright [ORG]
Date: Dedicated 6 Oct 1935 [NAT1935A, NAT1935B]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / ELIZABETH THAYER WRIGHT / 1856 1912 / ELIZABETH DUNCAN THAYER / 1828 1911 [PHOTO, NAT1935B]
Category: Parable of the Sower

Item 21.26.2.9

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Lawrence Memorial
Theme: Hope [DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1915 [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: George Carlisle Lawrence (1820-1884) and Jane Pelton Lawrence (1829-1892) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor:
Date: Signature 1915 [SIGNATURE]
Dedicated 14 Nov 1915 [ORG]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: HOPE / IN LOVING MEMORY OF / GEORGE CARLISLE LAWRENCE M.D. / 1820 - 1884 / AND HIS WIFE / JANE PELTON LAWRENCE / 1829 - 1892 [PHOTO]
Category: Hope

Item 21.26.2.10

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Butler Memorial
Theme: Ascension [ORG, SSR1918]
Resurrection [DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: not signed [ORG]
Other documentation: [SSR1918]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: William Witt Butler (1845-1917), Abial P. Butler (1810-1870), Caroline Witt Butler (1819-1885), Helen Chamberlain Butler (1846-1902) and Florence Butler Roos (1871-1901) [INSCRIPTION, SSR1918]
Donor:
Date: Installed ca. Apr 1918 [SSR1918]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / 1845 WILLIAM WITT BUTLER 1917 / 1810 ABIAL P. BUTLER 1870 - 1819 CAROLINE WITT BUTLER 1885 / PARENTS / 1846 HELEN CHAMBERLIN BUTLER 1902 / WIFE / 1871 FRANCES BUTLER ROOS 1901 / FOSTER-DAUGHTER [PHOTO, SSR1918]
Category: Ascension; Resurrection with Christ
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Duncan 1980 spells the name as Bubler [DUNC1980]

References

BP1910: Boston Post (27 Oct 1910, p. 14)
BSP1910: Boston Sunday Post (12 Jun 1910, p. 10)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NAT1935A: North Adams Transcript (5 Oct 1935, p. 3)
NAT1935B: North Adams Transcript (7 Oct 1935, p. 3)
ORG: Organisation
PHOTO: Photo of item
SDR1913: The Springfield Daily Republican (26 Dec 1913, p. 14)
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
SSR1910: The Springfield Sunday Republican (22 May 1910, p. 16)
SSR1918: The Springfield Sunday Republican (7 Apr 1918, p. 15)
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (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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