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Eliot Congregational Church, Roxbury, Massachusetts

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The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 21.32.3
Rating: Unrated
Other name(s): Walnut Avenue Congregational Church
Address: 56 Dale Street
Location: Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.32105, -71.08555
Tiffany 1910: Page 70
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Page 43
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1873 [NRHP1993]; 1889 [NRHP1993]
Architect: J. Williams Beal [NRHP1993]; L.E. Giddings [NRHP1993]
Comment: There might be two Tiffany windows in storage [DT2012]
Also of interest:

Site Items

21.32.3.1: Eaton Memorial Window: Resurrection of Our Lord (1894) (Unknown)
21.32.3.2: Haley Memorial Window: Supper at Emmaus (1896) (Unknown)
21.32.3.3: ornamental windows (Unknown)
21.32.3.4: Potter Memorial Window: Boy Christ in Temple (1905) (Extant) item has a photo
21.32.3.5: Parker Memorial Window: Resurrection (Extant)

Item 21.32.3.1

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Eaton Memorial Window (Bird Memorial Window)
Theme: Resurrection of Our Lord [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 70
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Page 43
Signature:
Other documentation: [BET1894, BH1894, BP1894A, BP1894B, BSH1894, NYO1895, CONG1895]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [BET1894, BP1894B, TIFF1893]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1893 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1893]
Memorial details: William Eaton (1806-1891), Mary Anne Lindsey Eaton (1809-1862) and George William Eaton (1845-1866) [BH1894, BP1894A, BP1894B]
Donor: daughter / daughter / sister, Elizabeth Eaton Bird [BH1894, BP1894A, BP1894B]
Date: Dedicated 23 Sep 1894 [BP1894B, NYO1895]
Size: center panel 18' high x 40" wide, each side panel 12' high x 40" wide [BP1894A]
Lancets: 3 [TIFF1893, BH1894, BP1894A]
Inscription: Mary Anne Lindsey Eaton, 1809-1862, a sainted mother // To the glory of God and in loving memory of William Eaton, 1806-1891, an honored father // George William Eaton, 1845-1866, a beloved brother // Erected by Elizabeth Eaton Bird, 1894 [BH1894, BP1894A, BP1894B]
Category: Resurrection with Christ
History: The window was moved to the opposite side when the Haley Memorial Window (WINDOW:21.32.3.2) was installed [BG1896]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 call this the Bird Memorial Window because Mrs. Bird was the donor [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 21.32.3.2

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Haley Memorial Window
Theme: Supper at Emmaus [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 70
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Page 43
Signature:
Other documentation: [BH1896A, BH1896B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [BH1896A, BH1896B]
Memorial details: Charles Loring Haley (1828 - 1874) and his son [BH1896A, BH1896B, BG1896, WEB]
Donor: wife / mother, Mary Angeline Tibbetts Haley (via a bequest), and daughter / sister, Grace Haley Lambert [BH1896A, BH1896B, BG1896, WEB]
Date: Dedicated 8 Nov 1896 [BH1896B, BG1896]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [BH1896B]
Inscription:
Category: Emmaus
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 just call it a Memorial Window, without giving a name [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1897 (p. 91) quotes and extract from a letter by Mrs. Lambert saying that the window is beautiful [TIFF1897]

Item 21.32.3.3

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 70
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Page 43
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 21.32.3.4

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Potter Memorial Window:  Boy Christ in Temple
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Potter Memorial Window
Theme: Boy Christ in Temple [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 70
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: left lancet signed Tiffany Studios New York, and center lancet has 1905 inscribed on glass [TS2016, DT2012]
Other documentation: [BSP1905, BJ1905, BET1905, CONG1905]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [BET1905, CONG1905]
Memorial details: Silas Potter (b. Jun 1820), Caroline Daniels Allen Potter, Dr. Silas Allen Potter (5 May 1854 - 1892) and George Livermore Potter (27 Jan 1867 - 6 Apr 1899) [BSP1905, BJ1905, BET1905, CONG1905, WEB]
Donor: daughter / daughter / sister / sister, Caroline Allen Potter [BSP1905, BJ1905, CONG1905, WEB]
Date: Signature 1905 [DT2012]
Dedicated 11 Jun 1905 [BSP1905, BJ1905, BET1905]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [BSP1905, BET1905, CONG1905]
Inscription:
Category: Disputation in the Temple

Item 21.32.3.5

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

Status: Extant [NRHP1993]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Parker Memorial Window
Theme: Resurrection [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 70
Duncan 1980: Page 214
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Lancets: 2 [NRHP1993]
Inscription:
Category: Resurrection
History: Originally located in Immanuel Congregational Church, Roxbury, MA (SITE:21.32.4), move here in 1907 when congregations merged [NRHP1993]
Same as item: 21.32.4.1

References

BET1894: Boston Evening Transcript (8 Jun 1894, p. 6)
BET1905: Boston Evening Transcript (12 Jun 1905, p. 11)
BG1896: Boston Globe (9 Nov 1896, p. 7)
BH1894: Boston Herald (22 Sep 1894, p. 7)
BH1896A: Boston Herald (28 Oct 1896, p. 8)
BH1896B: Boston Herald (9 Nov 1896, p. 6)
BJ1905: Boston Journal (12 Jun 1905, p. 8)
BP1894A: Boston Post (22 Sep 1894, p. 2)
BP1894B: Boston Post (24 Sep 1894, p. 3)
BSH1894: Boston Sunday Herald (23 Sep 1894, p. 13)
BSP1905: Boston Sunday Post (11 Jun 1905, p. 16)
CONG1895: Congregationalist, Beautifying Our Places of Worship, Edward L. Clark (31 Jan 1895, p. 167-170)
CONG1905: The Congregationalist and Christian World (12 Aug 1905, p. 222)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DT2012: Donald Traser, personal communication (18 Sep 2012)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
NRHP1993: National Register of Historic Places (1993)
NYO1895: The New York Observer (3 Jan 1895, p. 17)
PHOTO: Photo of item
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (6 Feb 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)
TS2016: Terry Sherburn, personal communication (29 Sep 2016)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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