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Theodore Parker Church, West Roxbury, Massachusetts

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Site Id: 21.44.1
Rating: 1 star
Other name(s): First Unitaritan Church
Address: 1859 Centre Street
Location: West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.2863, -71.15529
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Page 45
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: parish hall 1892 [MAM2013]; main building 1900 [MAM2013]
Architect:
Also of interest:

Site Items

21.44.1.1: Parker Memorial Window: Angel (1894) (Extant)
21.44.1.2: Dana Memorial Window: Guardian Angel (1893) (Extant)
21.44.1.3: Snelling Memorial Window: Ministry of Music (1921) (Extant)
21.44.1.4: Bailey Memorial Window: Iris Window (1927) (Extant)
21.44.1.5: Dorn Memorial Window: Parables of Jesus (1932) (Extant)

Item 21.44.1.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Parker Memorial Window
Theme: Angel [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Page 45
Signature: not signed [SLOAN2010]
Other documentation: [BH1893, BP1893]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Theodore Parker (24 Aug 1810 - 10 May 1860) [INSCRIPTION, TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, BH1893, BP1893, BH1894, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Unveiled 24 Dec 1893 [BH1893, BP1893]
Dedicated 2 Jan 1894 [BH1894]
Size: 6' diameter [MAM2013]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / THEODORE PARKER / MINISTER OF THIS PARISH 1837 - 1846 * 1890 * [PHOTO, SLOAN2010, MAM2013]
Category: Angel; Rose Window
Location: chancel [PHOTO]
Cost: $600 [MAM2013]
History: Originally located in parish hall, moved to current location when sanctuary built in 1900 [MAM2013]

Item 21.44.1.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Dana Memorial Window
Theme: Guardian Angel [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 72
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Page 45
Signature: not signed [SLOAN2010]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Sarah Weld Billings Dana (1795-1885) and Bradford Dana [INSCRIPTION]
Donor: son / father Samuel Bradford Dana and daughter-in-law / mother Katherine Wallen Dana [INSCRIPTION, MAM2013]
Date: Installed 1893 [MAM2013]
Size: 49" high x 39" wide [MAM2013]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: on plaque below window: PLACED IN LOVING MEMORY OF THEIR MOTHER / SARAH BILLINGS DANA / AND THEIR CHILD BRADFORD DANA / BY SAMVEL B. AND KATHERINE WALLEN DANA [PHOTO, SLOAN2010, MAM2013]
Category: Guardian Angel
Location: parish hall [ORG]

Item 21.44.1.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Snelling Memorial Window
Theme: Ministry of Music [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany NY [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Washington Snelling (1831-1917) and Harriet Fowle Snelling (1832-1916) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor: their daughter, Emma M. Snelling Foran [INSCRIPTION]
Date: Dedicated 8 May 1921 [TR1921]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / WASHINGTON AND HARRIET FOWLE SNELLING / 1831 - 1917 1832 - 1916 / BY THEIR DAUGHTER EMMA M. FORAN [PHOTO, SLOAN2010, MAM2013]
Category: Medallion

Item 21.44.1.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bailey Memorial Window
Theme: Iris Window [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany, 27 [SLOAN2010]
Other documentation: [BG1927, REGIS1928]
Record type: Window
Designer: likely Agnes Northrop [SLOAN2010]
Memorial details: Jason Samuel Bailey (11 Dec 1843 - 31 Jul 1918) and family [INSCRIPTION, BG1927, REGIS1928, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Laura Page Bailey [BG1927, REGIS1928, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Signature 1927 [SIGNATURE]
Inscription 1927 [INSCRIPTION]
Dedicated 11 Dec 1927 [BG1927]
Size: Center panel 17.5' high, side panels 15' high, all panels 3' wide [MAM2013]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, BG1927]
Inscription: "I WILL LIFT UP MINE EYES UNTO THE HILLS / FROM WHENCE COMETH MY HELP" // IN MEMORIAM / JASON SAMUEL BAILEY AND FAMILY / 1927 [PHOTO, REGIS1928, SLOAN2010, MAM2013]
Category: Landscape

Item 21.44.1.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Dorn Memorial Window
Theme: Parables of Jesus [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany, NY [SLOAN2010]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Dorn (1839-1909) and Ellen Josephine Dorn (1846-1931) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor: their children, Frederick Dorn and Elizabeth Dorn [MAM2013]
Date: Installed 1932 [MAM2013]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / CHARLES AND ELLEN JOSEPHINE DORN / 1839 - 1909 1846 - 1931 [PHOTO, SLOAN2010, MAM2013]
Category: Medallion

References

BG1927: Boston Globe (12 Dec 1927, p. 4)
BH1893: Boston Herald (24 Dec 1893, p. 21)
BH1894: Boston Herald (3 Jan 1894, p. 6)
BP1893: Boston Post (24 Dec 1893, p. 6)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
MAM2013: Tiffany Stained Glass Windows at the Theodore Parker Church, Dr. Mary Ann Millsap (23 Oct 2013)
ORG: Organisation
PHOTO: Photo of item
REGIS1928: The Christian Register (1928, p. 56)
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
SLOAN2010: Stained Glass Window Donor Information, Theodore Parker Church, West Roxbury, MA, Julie L. Sloan (2010)
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)
TR1921: The Technology Review (Jul 1921, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, p. 442)

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