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First Congregational Church, North Adams, Massachusetts

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Site Id: 21.26.2
Rating: Nothing
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]
Comment: Tiffany windows all sold and removed summer 2018 [SLOAN2018]
Also of interest: 1903 Yeomans Memorial Window, "Behold the Lamb of God", designed by Edward Peck Sperry and made by Church Glass and Decorating Company [NAT1903]
1927 Richmond Memorial Window, "Christ", by Alfred M. Bell Company [NAT1927A]
1927 Wetherbee Memorial Window, "Boy Christ", by Alfred M. Bell Company [NAT1927B]

Site Items

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

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: Removed [SLOAN2018]
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]
signature
Other documentation: [NAT1909B]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Hiram Torrey Cady [INSCRIPTION, NAT1909A, NAT1909B, WIKI]
Date: Unveiled 3 Oct 1909 [NAT1909B]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: ST. LVKE / PRESENTED BY / H T CADY / 1909 [PHOTO]
Category: St. Luke
History: Window sold and removed from church in summer 2018 [SLOAN2018]

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: Removed [SLOAN2018]
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]
signature
Other documentation: [NAT1910H, BP1910]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: James Hunter (1806-1891) and Janet Hunter (1809-1878) [INSCRIPTION, NAT1910G, NAT1910H, BP1910]
Donor: their son, James E. Hunter [NAT1910G]
Date: Dedicated 16 Oct 1910 [NAT1910G]
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 HUNTER 1878 [PHOTO, NAT1910G, NAT1910H, BP1910]
Category: Jairus
History: Window sold and removed from church in summer 2018 [SLOAN2018]

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: Removed [SLOAN2018]
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]
signature
Other documentation: [NAT1910E, 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, NAT1910E, NAT1910F, BSP1910]
Donor:
Date: Installed Jun 1910 [NAT1910E, BSP1910]
Dedicated 19 Jun 1910 [NAT1910E, NAT1910F]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / ESTHER CONE RICHARDSON / 1830 - 1906 [PHOTO, NAT1910E, BSP1910]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
History: Window sold and removed from church in summer 2018 [SLOAN2018]

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: Removed [SLOAN2018]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Barber Memorial Window
Theme: Good Shepherd [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany photo number: 10724 [NAT1910C]
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [NAT1910C, SSR1910]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Daniel James Barber (1836-1909) [INSCRIPTION, NAT1910C, NAT1910D, SSR1910]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 22 May 1910 [NAT1910D]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, NAT1910C]
Inscription: "I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD." / IN MEMORIAM / DANIEL JAMES BARBER / 1836 - 1909 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
History: Window sold and removed from church in summer 2018 [SLOAN2018]

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: Removed [SLOAN2018]
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]
signature
Other documentation: [NAT1910A]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Elizabeth J. Cone (1815-1903) [INSCRIPTION, NAT1910A]
and also her daughter Effie A. Cutting (1850-1919) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 3 Apr 1910 [NAT1910A]
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
History: Window sold and removed from church in summer 2018 [SLOAN2018]
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: Removed [SLOAN2018]
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]
signature
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 (16 Nov 1842 - 21 Jul 1909) [INSCRIPTION, NAT1910B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 10 Apr 1910 [NAT1910B]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "CHRIST BLESSING LITTLE CHILDREN" / IN MEMORY OF / THOMAS W. SYKES / 1842 - 1909 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
History: Window sold and removed from church in summer 2018 [SLOAN2018]

Item 21.26.2.7

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Coyle Memorial:  The Light of the World
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Removed [SLOAN2018]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Coyle Memorial
Theme: The Light of the World [NAT1913B]
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]
signature
Other documentation: [NAT1913A, NAT1913B, SDR1913]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. John Patterson Coyle (1852-1895) [INSCRIPTION, NAT1913A, NAT1913B, SDR1913]
Donor:
Date: Signature 1913 [SIGNATURE]
Dedicated 28 Dec 1913 [NAT1913B, SDR1913]
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
History: Window sold and removed from church in summer 2018 [SLOAN2018]
After design: Painting, "The Light of the World", by William Holman Hunt, in Keble College, Oxford, England (1854) [PHOTO, SDR1913]
Comment: The window was originally supposed to be dedicated on 16 Nov 1913 but it was damaged during transport to the church so had to go back to Tiffany Studios to be repaired [NAT1913A]

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: Removed [SLOAN2018]
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]
signature
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]
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
History: Window sold and removed from church in summer 2018 [SLOAN2018]

Item 21.26.2.9

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

Status: Removed [SLOAN2018]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Lawrence Memorial
Theme: Hope [DUNC1980, NAT1915B]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1915 [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [NAT1915A, NAT1915B]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: George Carlisle Lawrence (1820-1884) and Jane Pelton Lawrence (1829-1892) [INSCRIPTION, NAT1915B]
Donor: their son, George P. Lawrence [NAT1915B]
Date: Signature 1915 [SIGNATURE]
Dedicated 14 Nov 1915 [NAT1915A, NAT1915B]
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, NAT1915B]
Category: Hope
History: Window sold and removed from church in summer 2018 [SLOAN2018]

Item 21.26.2.10

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Butler Memorial:  Ascension
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Status: Removed [SLOAN2018]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Butler Memorial
Theme: Ascension [NAT1918, SSR1918, SWR1918, ORG]
Resurrection [DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: not signed [ORG]
Other documentation: [NAT1918, SSR1918, SWR1918]
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, NAT1918, SSR1918, SWR1918]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 31 Mar 1918 [NAT1918]
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, NAT1918, SSR1918, SWR1918]
Category: Ascension; Resurrection with Christ
History: Window sold and removed from church in summer 2018 [SLOAN2018]
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)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NAT1903: North Adams Transcript (2 Mar 1903, p. 8)
NAT1909A: North Adams Transcript (20 Sep 1909, p. 8)
NAT1909B: North Adams Transcript (2 Oct 1909, p. 5)
NAT1910A: North Adams Transcript (4 Apr 1910, p. 5)
NAT1910B: North Adams Transcript (11 Apr 1910, p. 5)
NAT1910C: North Adams Transcript (18 May 1910, p. 8)
NAT1910D: North Adams Transcript (21 May 1910, p. 5)
NAT1910E: North Adams Transcript (10 Jun 1910, p. 5)
NAT1910F: North Adams Transcript (11 Jun 1910, p. 2)
NAT1910G: North Adams Transcript (17 Oct 1910, p. 1)
NAT1910H: North Adams Transcript (26 Oct 1910, p. 8)
NAT1913A: North Adams Transcript (14 Nov 1913, p. 1)
NAT1913B: North Adams Transcript (24 Dec 1913, p. 5)
NAT1915A: North Adams Transcript (8 Nov 1915, p. 5)
NAT1915B: North Adams Transcript (15 Nov 1915, p. 10)
NAT1918: North Adams Transcript (1 Apr 1918, p. 10)
NAT1927A: North Adams Transcript (3 Sep 1927, p. 3)
NAT1927B: North Adams Transcript (26 Sep 1927, p. 3)
NAT1935A: North Adams Transcript (5 Oct 1935, p. 3)
NAT1935B: North Adams Transcript (7 Oct 1935, p. 3)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
SDR1913: The Springfield Daily Republican (26 Dec 1913, p. 14)
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
SLOAN2018: Julie L. Sloan, personal communication (18 Dec 2018)
SSR1910: The Springfield Sunday Republican (22 May 1910, p. 16)
SSR1918: The Springfield Sunday Republican (7 Apr 1918, p. 15)
SWR1918: The Springfield Weekly Republican (11 Apr 1918, p. 12)
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)
WIKI: Wikipedia

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