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South Congregational Church, Peabody, Massachusetts

Note: the text in the square brackets ([...]) are a short form of references which have been used to deduce the corresponding information.
The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 21.29.1
Rating: Nothing
Address: Peabody Square
Location: Peabody, Massachusetts 01960, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.52653, -70.92749
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Low
Building status: Demolished
Building date: 1843-1844 [HIST1960, BSH1961]
Architect:
Comment: Eight Tiffany windows were unveiled on 25 Dec 1898 [HSR1899]
The Smith window (WINDOW:21.29.1.2) was the ninth Tiffany window [CONG1901]
The congregation moved to a new building in ca. 1963 [BT1963]
The windows were sold [DUNC1980]
Also of interest:

Site Items

21.29.1.1: Gray Memorial Window: Good Shepherd (Removed if ever existed)
21.29.1.2: Smith Memorial Window: St. Paul (1901) (Removed)
21.29.1.3: Hall Memorial Window: ornamental and grape vine (Removed if ever existed)
21.29.1.4: King Memorial Window: Passion Flower (Removed if ever existed)
21.29.1.5: Lefavour Memorial Window: Peace (Removed if ever existed)
21.29.1.6: Pevear Memorial Window: Angel of Resurrection (Removed if ever existed)
21.29.1.7: Pike Memorial Window: Cross and Lilies (Removed if ever existed)
21.29.1.8: Thatcher Memorial Window: Faith (Removed if ever existed)
21.29.1.9: Pevear Memorial Window: Palm Leaf with Crown (Removed)
21.29.1.10: Whidden Memorial Window: ornamental (Removed if ever existed)

Item 21.29.1.1

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

Status: Removed if ever existed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Gray Memorial Window
Theme: Good Shepherd [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd

Item 21.29.1.2

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

Status: Removed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Smith Memorial Window (Hall Memorial Window)
Theme: St. Paul [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [CONG1901]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Richard Smith (11 Jul 1811 - 4 Mar 1900) [INSCRIPTION, CONG1901]
Donor:
Date: Installed ca. 1901 [CONG1901]
Size: approx. 91" high x 53" wide [WEB]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF RICHARD SMITH / DEACON OF THIS CHVRCH 56 YEARS / BORN JULY 11TH 1811 - DIED MARCH 4TH 1900 / LOVING TRIBVTE BY FRIENDS TO THIS NOBLE CHRISTIAN CHAPLAIN / "FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH" ST PAVL 1 TIM * [PHOTO]
Category: St. Paul
History: Removed from church when site sold in ca. 1961 [DUNC1980, BSH1961, DEDUCED]
Sold at Freeman's Auction, Philadelphia, PA, 2 May 2014 [FREE2014]
Sold at Red Baron's Antiques, Sandy Springs, GA, 14 Jun 2014 [WEB]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Hall Memorial Window so possibly Rev. George A. Hall, pastor at the time, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Comment: Sold at Freeman's Auction, Philadelphia, PA, 2 May 2014, lot 275, for $10000 [FREE2014]
Sold at Red Baron's Antiques, Sandy Springs, GA, 14 Jun 2014, lot 67 [WEB]

Item 21.29.1.3

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

Status: Removed if ever existed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Hall Memorial Window
Description: ornamental and grape vine [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental; Vine

Item 21.29.1.4

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Status: Removed if ever existed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: King Memorial Window
Theme: Passion Flower [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Floral

Item 21.29.1.5

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Status: Removed if ever existed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Lefavour Memorial Window
Theme: Peace [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Peace

Item 21.29.1.6

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

Status: Removed if ever existed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Pevear Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Resurrection [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Angel of Resurrection

Item 21.29.1.7

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Status: Removed if ever existed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Pike Memorial Window
Theme: Cross and Lilies [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 21.29.1.8

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

Status: Removed if ever existed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Thatcher Memorial Window
Theme: Faith [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Faith

Item 21.29.1.9

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Status: Removed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Pevear Memorial Window (Whidden Memorial Window)
Theme: Palm Leaf with Crown [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: signed [WEB]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jacob Perley (29 Nov 1811 or 1812 - 2 Apr 1894) [INSCRIPTION, WEB]
Donor: probably at least his daughter, Helen Eliza Perley Whidden [DEDUCED]
Date:
Size: 102" high [WEB]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / DEACON JACOB PERLEY / BORN NOVEMBER 29, 1812. DIED APRIL 2, 1894 / BE THOV FAITHFVL VNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE [PHOTO]
Category: Crown of Life
History: Removed from church when site sold in ca. 1961 [DUNC1980, BSH1961, DEDUCED]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Whidden Memorial Window, so likely Mrs. Whidden was at least one of the donors and was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Comment: The inscription says that Perley was born in 1812 but other sources say 1811 [INSCRIPTION, WEB]

Item 21.29.1.10

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

Status: Removed if ever existed [DUNC1980]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Whidden Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 69
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

References

BSH1961: Boston Sunday Herald (15 Jan 1961, p. 46)
BT1963: Boston Traveler (1 Feb 1963, p. 16)
CONG1901: The Congregationalist (20 Apr 1901, p. 631)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FREE2014: Freeman's Auction, Philadelphia (2 May 2014, Lot 275)
HIST1960: A History of the South Congregational Church, 1711-1900, Arthur Bowler (1960s)
HSR1899: The Hartford Seminary Record (Feb 1899, Vol. IX, No. 2, p. 171)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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