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Pilgrim Congregational Church, Taunton, Massachusetts

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Site Id: 21.38.2
Rating: 2 stars
Other name(s): Trinitarian Congregational Church
Address: 45 Broadway
Location: Taunton, Massachusetts 02780, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.90396, -71.09318
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Page 44
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1852 [NRHP1984]
Architect: Richard Upjohn [NRHP1984]
Also of interest: 1951 Soper Memorial Window, "Resurrection Angel", by Robert Barrie [DG2021]
1961 Robertson Memorial Window, "St. Margaret of Scotland", by Connick Associates [CONN1961]
1976 Swing Memorial Window, "St. Paul", by Connick Associates [CONN1976]
1977 Dauphin Memorial Window, "St. Peter", by Connick Associates [CONN1977]
Dean Memorial Window, "St. Cecilia" [PHOTO]

Site Items

21.38.2.1: Maltby Memorial Window: The Good Shepherd (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
21.38.2.2: ornamental windows (1900) (Partly extant) item has a photo
21.38.2.3: Rhodes Memorial Window: St. Raphael (1900) (Extant) item has a photo
21.38.2.4: Isham Memorial Tablet: tablet with metalized relief work, inlaid with glass (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
21.38.2.5: Rhodes Memorial Window: St. Stephen (Extant) item has a photo
21.38.2.6: Woodward Memorial Window: St. John (Extant) item has a photo

Item 21.38.2.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Maltby Memorial Window
Theme: The Good Shepherd [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Page 44
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Erastus Maltby (2 Dec 1796 - 28 Mar 1883) [INSCRIPTION, FRDH1896, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: probably the congregation [TIFF1897, DEDUCED]
Date: Installed ca. Jun 1896 [FRDH1896]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: PASTOR / 1825 - 1870 // TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND THE HONORED MEM- / ORY OF THE REVEREND / ERASTVS MALTBY / THESE WINDOWS WERE / DEDICATED ON THE SEVENTY- / FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE / FOUNDING OF THIS CHURCH // PASTOR EMERITVS / 1870 - 1883 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
Location: apse [PHOTO]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 86) quotes an extract from a letter by Rev. S.V. Cole enclosing a check and saying that "the windows and tablet are entirely satisfactory to the committee and to the people of the congregation" [TIFF1897]

Item 21.38.2.2

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

Status: Partly extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Installed ca. May 1900 [CONG1900, DEDUCED]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Comment: There were eleven ornamental windows installed in 1900 and seven of them have been replaced with figural windows, although the original borders of the windows have been kept [CONG1900, PHOTO, DEDUCED]

Item 21.38.2.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Rhodes Memorial Window
Theme: St. Raphael [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: COPYRIGHT 1898 / TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING COMPANY / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details: Annie Blake Haskans Rhodes (2 Oct 1849 - 17 Oct 1898) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Copyright 1898 [SIGNATURE]
Installed ca. May 1900 [INSCRIPTION, CONG1900]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / ANNIE BLAKE RHODES / A DEVOTED MEMBER / OF THIS CHURCH / MAY 1900 [PHOTO]
Category: Raphael
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Rhoades [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 21.38.2.4

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Isham Memorial Tablet:  tablet with metalized relief work, inlaid with glass
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Isham Memorial Tablet
Description: tablet with metalized relief work, inlaid with glass [TGM2017]
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Chester Isham (29 Mar 1798 - 20 Apr 1825) [INSCRIPTION, FRDH1896, TGM2017, ISHAM1938, BRT1825]
Donor:
Date: Installed ca. Jun 1896 [FRDH1896]
Inscription: REVEREND / CHESTER ISHAM / THE FIRST PASTOR OF / THIS CHURCH WAS OR- / DAINED FEBRUARY 1824 / AND DIED APRIL 1925 / HIS EARNEST MINISTRY / BRIEF IN TIME BUT LONG / IN INFLUENCE IS COM- / MEMORATED BY PLAC- / ING THIS TABLET ON / THE SEVENTY FIFTH / ANNIVERSARY OF THE / OUNDIG OF THE CHURCH [PHOTO]

Item 21.38.2.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Rhodes Memorial Window
Theme: St. Stephen [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Marcus Rhodes (6 Oct 1840 - 15 Feb 1926) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY / OF / CHARLES MARCUS RHODES / DEACON OF HIS CHURCH / 1873 1926 [PHOTO]
Category: St. Stephen

Item 21.38.2.6

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Woodward Memorial Window
Theme: St. John [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PHOTO]
Designer:
Memorial details: George Melvin Woodward (4 Oct 1822 - 5 Jan 1898) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: bequest of his wife, Caroline Phillips Woodward [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Date:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / GEORGE M WOODWARD / DEACON OF THIS CHURCH / 1872 - 1898 / A LEGACY FROM HIS WIFE / CAROLINE P WOODWARD [PHOTO]
Category: St. John

References

BRT1825: Boston Recorder and Telegraph (29 Apr 1825, p. 70)
CONG1900: The Congregationalist (7 Jun 1900, p. 854)
CONN1961: Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Foundation Collection, job file 4450 (1961)
CONN1976: Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Foundation Collection, job file 5654 (1976)
CONN1977: Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Foundation Collection, job file 5680 (1977)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DG2021: David Giovaninni (Stained Glass Resources), personal communication (10 May 2021)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
FRDH1896: The Fall River Daily Herald (4 Jun 1896, p. 7)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
ISHAM1938: A Survey of the Ishams in England and America: Eight Hundred and Fifty Years of History and Genealogy, Homer Worthington Brainard (1938)
NRHP1984: National Register of Historic Places (1984)
PHOTO: Photo of item
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
TGM2017: Tiffany's Glass Mosaics, Kelly A. Conway and Lindsy R. Parrott (mosaic list compiled by Morgan T. Albahary) (2017, p. 228)
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)

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