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First Parish in Brookline, Brookline, Massachusetts

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

Site Id: 21.5.3
Rating: 1 star
Other name(s): Unitarian Congregational Church
Address: 382 Walnut Street
Location: Brookline, Massachusetts 02445, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.32713, -71.13067
Tiffany 1910: Page 65
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists the building twice, once under Unitarian Congregational Church (as it is also listed in Tiffany 1897) and once under First Parish Unitarian Church [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1893 [HIST1947]
Architect: Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge [HIST1947]
Also of interest: Windows by Charles J. Connick, Clayton and Bell, Redding, Baird & Company, William J. MacPherson, Reynolds, Francis and Rohnstock, George W. Spence [ORG]

Site Items

21.5.3.1.a: Brown Memorial Window: ornamental (1895) (Extant)
21.5.3.1.b: Jackson Memorial Window: ornamental (1895) (Extant)
21.5.3.1.c: Knapp Memorial Window: ornamental (1895) (Extant)
21.5.3.1.d: Pierce Memorial Window: ornamental (1895) (Extant)
21.5.3.1.e: Hedge Memorial Window: ornamental (1895) (Extant)
21.5.3.1.f: Allen Memorial Window: ornamental (1895) (Extant)
21.5.3.1.g: Potter Memorial Window: ornamental (1895) (Extant)
21.5.3.2: Sweetser Memorial Window: The Nativity (1905) (Extant)
21.5.3.3: Moller Memorial Window: The Angel Gabriel (1920) (Extant)

Item 21.5.3.1.a

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Brown Memorial Window (Pastors Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
mediaeval helmet and breastplate [BH1895]
Tiffany 1910: Page 65
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature:
Other documentation: [BH1895]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Cotton Brown, pastor 1748-1751 [BH1895]
Donor: suggested by Rev. Howard N. Brown and installed with money raised by him [HIST1947]
Date: Installed ca. Oct 1895 [BH1895]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and for an helmet the hope of salvation. [BH1895]
Category: Ornamental
Location: chancel [HIST1947]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 list all seven panes just as one, the Pastors Memorial Window [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 21.5.3.1.b

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Jackson Memorial Window (Pastors Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
star of Bethlehem [BH1895]
Tiffany 1910: Page 65
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature:
Other documentation: [BH1895]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Joseph Jackson, pastor 1760-1796 [BH1895]
Donor: suggested by Rev. Howard N. Brown and installed with money raised by him [HIST1947]
Date: Installed ca. Oct 1895 [BH1895]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Peace I leave with you: my peace I give unto you. [BH1895]
Category: Ornamental
Location: chancel [HIST1947]

Item 21.5.3.1.c

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Knapp Memorial Window (Pastors Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
seven-branched candlestick of the temple [BH1895]
Tiffany 1910: Page 65
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature:
Other documentation: [BH1895]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Frederic Newman Knapp, pastor 1847-1855 [BH1895]
Donor: suggested by Rev. Howard N. Brown and installed with money raised by him [HIST1947]
Date: Installed ca. Oct 1895 [BH1895]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven. [BH1895]
Category: Ornamental
Location: chancel [HIST1947]

Item 21.5.3.1.d

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Pierce Memorial Window (Pastors Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
instrument of salvation in a combination with the vine and the grapes [BH1895]
Tiffany 1910: Page 65
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature:
Other documentation: [BH1895]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. John Pierce, pastor 1797-1849 [BH1895]
Donor: suggested by Rev. Howard N. Brown and installed with money raised by him [HIST1947]
Date: Installed ca. Oct 1895 [BH1895]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: I am the true vine, you are the branches. [BH1895]
Category: Ornamental
Location: chancel [HIST1947]

Item 21.5.3.1.e

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hedge Memorial Window (Pastors Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
antique lamp [BH1895]
Tiffany 1910: Page 65
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature:
Other documentation: [BH1895]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Frederic Hedge, pastor 1855-1872 [BH1895]
Donor: suggested by Rev. Howard N. Brown and installed with money raised by him [HIST1947]
Date: Installed ca. Oct 1895 [BH1895]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: AND / THEY THAT BE / WISE SHALL SHINE AS THE / BRIGHTNESS OF THE FIRMAMENT / AND THEY THAT TURN / MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AS / THE STARS FOREVER AND EVER [PHOTO, BH1895]
Category: Ornamental
Location: chancel [HIST1947]

Item 21.5.3.1.f

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Allen Memorial Window (Pastors Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
crown surrounded by radiating light and conventionalized vine [BH1895]
Tiffany 1910: Page 65
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature:
Other documentation: [BH1895]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. James Allen, first pastor, 1718-1747 [BH1895]
Donor: suggested by Rev. Howard N. Brown and installed with money raised by him [HIST1947]
Date: Installed ca. Oct 1895 [BH1895]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: I am the resurrection and the life. [BH1895]
Category: Ornamental
Location: chancel [HIST1947]

Item 21.5.3.1.g

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Potter Memorial Window (Pastors Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
vine, shield, sword and the holy book [BH1895]
Tiffany 1910: Page 65
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature:
Other documentation: [BH1895]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Nathaniel Potter, pastor 1755-1759 [BH1895]
Donor: suggested by Rev. Howard N. Brown and installed with money raised by him [HIST1947]
Date: Installed ca. Oct 1895 [BH1895]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. [BH1895]
Category: Ornamental
Location: chancel [HIST1947]

Item 21.5.3.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sweetser Memorial Window
Theme: The Nativity [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 65
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BG1905]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [HIST1947]
Memorial details: Frank Eliot Sweetser (30 Mar 1850 - 9 Dec 1904) [BG1905, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Susan Jameson Anderson Sweetser [HIST1947, WEB]
Date: Unveiled 25 Dec 1905 [BG1905]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Nativity
Location: south wall, center [HIST1947]

Item 21.5.3.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Moller Memorial Window
Theme: The Angel Gabriel [ORG]
Return of the Soul [BH1920, BP1920]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BP1920]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Elizabeth Sweetser Moller (10 Sep 1884 - 16 Dec 1918) [INSCRIPTION, BH1920, BP1920]
Donor: her husband, Kenneth Moller [BH1920, BP1920]
Date: Dedicated Thanksgiving Day, 25 Nov 1920 [BH1920]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: ELIZABETH SWEETSER MOLLER // SEPTEMBER 10, 1884 / DECEMBER 16, 1918 [PHOTO, BH1920, BP1920]
Category: Gabriel; Return of the Soul
Location: south wall, west end [HIST1947]

References

BG1905: Boston Globe (25 Dec 1905, p. 3)
BH1895: Boston Herald (6 Oct 1895, p. 3)
BH1920: Boston Herald (24 Nov 1920, p. 9)
BP1920: Boston Post (2 Dec 1920, p. 2)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1947: The First Parish in Brookline, an Historical Sketch, Part Two, Francis P. Denny, assisted by Gorham Dana, Henry Ware and Mrs. Bertram K. Little (1947, p. 37, 50-51)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
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)
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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