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St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Worcester, Massachusetts

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Site Id: 21.49.1
Rating: 3 stars
Address: 695 Southbridge Street
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01610, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.24345, -71.81146
Tiffany 1910: Page 73
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Page 44
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1894-1895 [WDS1895C]
Architect: Earle & Fisher [WDS1895C]
Also of interest:

Site Items

21.49.1.1: Whittall Memorial Window: Ascension (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
21.49.1.2: Wetmore Memorial Window: Nativity (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
21.49.1.3: altar and reredos (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
21.49.1.4: Clarke Memorial Window: River Jordan (1912) (Extant) item has a photo
21.49.1.5: Let the children come to me (1912) (Extant) item has a photo
21.49.1.6: Parker Memorial Window: Our Lord's Baptism (1912) (Extant) item has a photo
21.49.1.7: Jesus in the Temple (1912) (Extant) item has a photo
21.49.1.8: The Calling of St. Matthew (1912) (Extant) item has a photo
21.49.1.9: Paget and Whittall Memorial Window: The Good Shepherd (1912) (Extant) item has a photo
21.49.1.10: Jesus before Pilate (1912) (Extant) item has a photo
21.49.1.11: The Angel greets Mary (1912) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 21.49.1.1

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Whittall Memorial Window:  Ascension
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Whittall Memorial Window
Theme: Ascension [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 73
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Page 44
Signature:
Other documentation: [BJ1895A, WDS1895A, WDS1895C]
Record type: Window
Designer: probably Frederick Wilson [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details:
Donor: Matthew John Whittall and Ellen Paget Whittall [INSCRIPTION, WDS1895C]
Date: Installed ca. Apr 1895 [WDS1895A]
In place when church consecrated 22 May 1895 [BJ1895A, WDS1895C]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: I AM THE RESVRRECTION AND THE LIFE HE / THAT BELIEVETH IN ME THOVGH HE WERE / DEAD YET SHALL HE LIVE JOHN XI:XXV // A THANK OFFERING TO THE GLORY OF GOD / BY MATTHEW JOHN WHITTALL / AND HIS WIFE ELLEN PAGET WHITTALL / AD 1895 [PHOTO]
Category: Ascension
Location: chancel [PHOTO, WDS1895A, BJ1895A]

Item 21.49.1.2

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Wetmore Memorial Window:  Nativity
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wetmore Memorial Window
Theme: Nativity [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 73
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Page 44
Signature:
Other documentation: [WDS1895A, WDS1895C]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Daniel Van Cott Wetmore (13 Nov 1791 - 13 Sep 1881) and his wife Cynthia Maria Wetmore (14 Jun 1808 - 15 Mar 1879) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Denby [WDS1895C]
Date: In place when church consecrated 22 May 1895 [WDS1895C]
Size:
Inscription: AN OFFERING OF THANKSGIVING TO GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF DANIEL VAN COTT WETMORE / BORN NOV 13 1791 DIED SEPT 13 1881 / AND OF HIS WIFE / CYNTHIA MARIA WETMORE / BORN JVNE 14 1808 DIED MARCH 15 1879 [PHOTO]
Category: Nativity; Rose Window

Item 21.49.1.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: altar and reredos [TIFFM1896, WDS1895A, WDS1895B, WDS1895C, BJ1895B]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany Mosaic 1896 lists the altar and reredos [TIFFM1896]
Signature:
Other documentation: [WDS1895A, WDS1895B, WDS1895C, BJ1895B]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Matthew John Whittall and Ellen Paget Whittall [WDS1895C]
Date: Installed ca. May 1895 [WDS1895B, BJ1895B]
In place when church consecrated 22 May 1895 [WDS1895C]
Size:
Inscription:
Location: chancel [PHOTO]

Item 21.49.1.4

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Clarke Memorial Window:  River Jordan
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Clarke Memorial Window
Theme: River Jordan [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: William Edward Clarke [INSCRIPTION]
Donor: his sister, Gertrude Clarke Whittall [INSCRIPTION]
Date: 1912 [INSCRIPTION]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Given in loving / memory of my / beloved brother // William Edward Clarke // Gertrude / Clarke Whittall / 1912 [PHOTO]
Category: Landscape

Item 21.49.1.5

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Let the children come to me
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Let the children come to me [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYH1912]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Joseph Harper and Sarah Harper [INSCRIPTION]
Date: Exhibited Dec 1912 [NYH1912]
Dedicated 25 Dec 1912 [NYH1912]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: A Thank Offering to Almighty God / for the many blessings vouchsafed to us // Presented by / Joseph and Sarah Harper - A.D. 1912 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ Blessing Children

Item 21.49.1.6

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Parker Memorial Window:  Our Lord's Baptism
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Parker Memorial Window
Theme: Our Lord's Baptism [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Thomas Parker (10 Aug 1852 - 9 Nov 1893) and Mary Pollard Parker (14 Jul 1852 - 27 Sep 1894) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their son-in-law, James Verner Critchley, and their daughter, Maude Hanna Parker Critchley [INSCRIPTION, WEB]
Date: 1912 [INSCRIPTION]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: To the Glory of God and in loving memory of / Thomas and Mary Parker // Gift of James Verner and / Maude Parker Critchley - A.D. 1912 [PHOTO]
Category: Baptism

Item 21.49.1.7

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Jesus in the Temple [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Edwin Butcher and Mary E. Butcher [INSCRIPTION]
Date: 1912 [INSCRIPTION]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: To the Glory of God - A thank Offering // by Edwin and Mary E. Butcher - 1912 [PHOTO]
Category: Disputation in the Temple

Item 21.49.1.8

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The Calling of St. Matthew
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: The Calling of St. Matthew [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYH1912]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Wallace Turner and Helen Hinsley Turner [INSCRIPTION]
Date: Exhibited Dec 1912 [NYH1912]
Dedicated 25 Dec 1912 [NYH1912]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: To the Glory of God and in Gratitude / and Thanksgiving this window is erected // by Wallace Turner and his / wife Helen Hinsley Turner - 1912 [PHOTO]
Category: St. Matthew

Item 21.49.1.9

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Paget and Whittall Memorial Window
Theme: The Good Shepherd [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYH1912]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Caroline Paget and Ellen Page Whittall (10 Jul 1848 - 25 Nov 1895) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their sister, Charlotte Hinsley [INSCRIPTION]
Date: Exhibited Dec 1912 [NYH1912]
Dedicated 25 Dec 1912 [NYH1912]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Given in loving memory of my sister / Caroline Paget / By Charlotte Hinsley - 1912 // Given in loving memory of my sister / Ellen Paget Whittall / By Charlotte Hinsley - 1912 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd

Item 21.49.1.10

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Jesus before Pilate [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYH1912]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Matthew Percival Whittall and Betsey Whitin Whittall [INSCRIPTION]
Date: Exhibited Dec 1912 [NYH1912]
Dedicated 25 Dec 1912 [NYH1912]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: With Thanksgiving and Praise / to Almighty God // Matthew Percival Whittall and his / wife Betsey Whitin Whittall - 1912 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ

Item 21.49.1.11

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The Angel greets Mary
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: The Angel greets Mary [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYH1912]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: James Earle Whitin and Edgeworth Whittall Whitin [INSCRIPTION]
Date: Exhibited Dec 1912 [NYH1912]
Dedicated 25 Dec 1912 [NYH1912]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: A Thank Offering / to the Glory of God // James Earle Whitin and his wife / Edgeworth Whittall Whitin - 1912 [PHOTO]
Category: Resurrection without Christ

References

BJ1895A: Boston Journal (9 Apr 1895, p. 10)
BJ1895B: Boston Journal (15 May 1895, p. 9)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYH1912: New York Herald (19 Dec 1912, p. 11)
ORG: Organization
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)
TIFF1896: Memorial Windows, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1896)
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)
TIFFM1896: Glass Mosaic, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1896)
WDS1895A: Worcester Daily Spy (9 Apr 1895, p. 1)
WDS1895B: Worcester Daily Spy (16 May 1895, p. 8)
WDS1895C: Worcester Daily Spy (23 May 1895, p. 1, 5)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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