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Second Church in Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

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Site Id: 21.4.19
Rating: Nothing
Address: 874 Beacon Street
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.34713, -71.10494
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1914 [SMART1998]
Architect: Ralph Adams Cram [SMART1998]
Also of interest:

Site Items

21.4.19.1: Leighton Memorial Mosaic: Truth (1899) (Removed)
21.4.19.2: Eager Memorial Window: Mather Addressing British Commission (1899) (Removed)

Item 21.4.19.1

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

Status: Removed [SMART1998]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Leighton Memorial Mosaic
Theme: Truth [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 65
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co. [SMART1998]
Other documentation:
Record type: Mosaic
Designer: Frederick Wilson [SMART1998]
Memorial details: John William Leighton (26 Feb 1825 - 6 Oct 1897) [HIST1900, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife and daughter [HIST1900]
Date: Unveiled 19 Nov 1899 [BH1899B, BJ1899, HIST1900]
Size: 8' high x 4' wide [HIST1900, BPL2010, SMART1998]
Inscription: THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE. / PRESENTED IN MEMORY OF / JOHN WILLIAM LEIGHTON / BY HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER. / ERECTED A.D. 1899 [HIST1900]
Category: Truth
History: Originally located in previous building for congregation, Copley Square, Boston, MA (SITE:21.4.12) [SMART1998]
In 1914 moved with congregation to Beacon Street [SMART1998]
After Second Church merged with First Church in 1970, the Beacon Street building was sold to Ruggles Street Baptist Church, who later sold the mosaic at auction [SMART1998]
Same as item: 21.4.12.1

Item 21.4.19.2

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

Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Eager Memorial Window
Theme: Mather Addressing British Commission [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 65
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co., 1899 [DT2012]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: George Henry Eager (3 Nov 1833 - 1 Jan 1897) [INSCRIPTION, BH1899A, BH1899B, BJ1899, HIST1900]
Donor: his wife, Mariette Maverette Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Crosby Eager, and daughter, Gertrude Crosby Eager Raymond [INSCRIPTION, BH1899A, BH1899B, HIST1900, WEB]
Date: Unveiled 19 Nov 1899 [BH1899B, BJ1899, HIST1900]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Protest of Increase Mather // against the Surrender of the // Colony Charter to the English // Commisioners AD 1683-84 // John Mayo. John Lathrop. / Increase Mather. Henry Ware, Jr. / Cotton Mather. Ralph Waldo Emerson / Joshua Gee. Chandler Robbins. / Samuel Mather. Robert Laird Collier. / Samuel Checkley. Edward Augustus Horton. / Thomas Van Ness. // Erected in The 250th year of / the founding of the Second / Church in Boston to com- / memorate its Ministers, and / presented in loving memory of / George Henry Eager by / His Wife And Daughter, 1899 [PHOTO, HIST1900, BPL2010]
Category: Historic Figure
History: Originally located in previous building for congregation, Copley Square, Boston, MA (SITE:21.4.12) [ORG, WEB]
In 1914 moved with congregation to Beacon Street [ORG, WEB]
In 1970 moved to First Church after merger between the two congregations [ORG]
Same as item: 21.4.5.2; 21.4.12.2

References

BH1899A: Boston Herald (12 Nov 1899, p. 37)
BH1899B: Boston Herald (20 Nov 1899, p. 1, 3)
BJ1899: Boston Journal (20 Nov 1899, p. 6)
BPL2010: Boston Public Library Print Department (29 Nov 2010 (photo date of old undated print))
DT2012: Donald Traser, personal communication (18 Sep 2012)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1900: The Second Church in Boston (1900, p. 8, 17, 191-194)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
ORG: Organization
ORG_NEW: Organization that is new owner
PHOTO: Photo of item
SMART1998: Quarterly of the Stained Glass Association of America, An Historical Interpretation of the Tiffany Truth Windows, James G. Smart (Spring 1998, Vol. 93, No. 1, p. 24-31)
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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