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First Church in Cambridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Site Id: 21.6.4
Rating: 2 stars
Other name(s): Shepard Memorial Church
Address: 11 Garden Street
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.37668, -71.12281
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1870-1872 [SYMPH1990]
Architect: Abel C. Martin [SYMPH1990]
Also of interest: Windows by Willet Studios, Horace J. Phipps and Company, Reynolds, Francis and Rohnstock [SYMPH1990]

Site Items

21.6.4.1: Shepard Guild Window: The Good Shepherd (1894) (Destroyed)
21.6.4.2: Horsford Memorial Window: The Four Elements (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
21.6.4.3: Curtis Memorial Window: They Shall be Mine, Saith the Lord (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
21.6.4.4: McKenzie Memorial Window: Resurrection Angel (1897) (Extant) item has a photo
21.6.4.5: ornamental windows (Unknown)
21.6.4.6: McKenzie Memorial Window: Angel (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
21.6.4.7: Fiske Memorial Window: St. Catherine of Alexandria (1908) (Extant) item has a photo
21.6.4.8: McKenzie Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (Unknown)
21.6.4.9: Memorial Window: Puritan (Unknown)
21.6.4.10: Russell Memorial Window: St. Paul (1897) (Extant) item has a photo
21.6.4.11: Russell Memorial Window: Faith (1897) (Extant) item has a photo
21.6.4.12: Memorial Window: Christ and Adoring Angels (Unknown)

Item 21.6.4.1

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

Status: Destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Shepard Guild Window
Theme: The Good Shepherd [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature: not signed [SYMPH1990]
Other documentation: [CC1894, CT1894]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Work of Young Women in the Church [SYMPH1990]
Donor: Shepard Guild [CC1894]
Date: Installed Apr 1894 [CC1894, CT1894]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Presented by the Shepard Guild as a memorial to the work of the young women of this church [SYMPH1990]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
Location: chancel [CC1898]

Item 21.6.4.2

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Horsford Memorial Window:  The Four Elements
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Horsford Memorial Window
Theme: The Four Elements [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature: not signed [SYMPH1990]
Other documentation: [CT1895, CC1895A, BSH1895, BP1895, NYT1895, CC1899, HIST1900]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [CT1895, CC1895A, BSH1895, BP1895, NYT1895, HIST1900]
Memorial details: Eben Norton Horsford (27 Jul 1818 - 1 Jan 1893) [INSCRIPTION, CT1895, CC1895B, CC1895A, BSH1895, BJ1895, BP1895, BDA1895, BH1895, NYT1895, HIST1900, SYMPH1990]
and also his second wife, Phoebe Dayton Gardiner Horsford (13 Aug 1826 - 8 Oct 1900) [INSCRIPTION, SYMPH1990, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his family [CC1895A, BSH1895, BJ1895, BDA1895]
Eben Norton Horsford bequest [SYMPH1990]
Date: Installed Apr 1895 [CC1895A, NYT1895]
Dedicated Easter Sunday, 14 Apr 1895 [CT1895, CC1895A, CC1895B, BSH1895, BJ1895, BP1895, BDA1895, BH1895, HIST1900]
Lancets: 4 [PHOTO, BSH1895, BJ1895, BP1895, NYT1895, HIST1900]
Inscription: THE SMOKE OF THE INCENSE PRAYERS OF THE SAINTS ASCENDED UP BEFORE GOD // O, YE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS AND ALL GREEN THINGS, BLESS YE THE LORD. O, YE SHOWERS AND DEWS, BLESS YE THE LORD. O, YE SEAS AND FLOODS, BLESS YE THE LORD. O, YE FIRE AND HEAT, BLESS YE THE LORD. // PRAISE YE HIM, ALL HIS ANGELS, PRAISE YE HIM ALL HIS HOSTS, O PRAISE THEE LORD, YE ANGEL OF HIS. YE THAT SCREAM, FULFILL HIS COMMANDS // TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING // MEMORY OF // EBEN NORTON HORSFORD // BORN JVLY 27 1818 // DIED JANVARY 1 1893 [HIST1900, PHOTO, SYMPH1990]
and also: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING // MEMORY OF PHOEBE GARDINER HORSFORD // WIFE OF EBEN NORTON HORSFORD // BORN AVGVST 13 1826 - DIED OCTOBER 8 1900 [PHOTO, SYMPH1990]
Category: Elements; Angel
Cost: $5000 [CT1894]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 83) quotes an extract from a letter by Rev. Alexander McKenzie saying that the window was much admired [TIFF1897]
Tiffany 1897 (p. 84) quotes an extract from a Boston Journal article about the window [TIFF1897]
Comment: The inscription was evidently updated after the death of Mrs. Horsford [DEDUCED]

Item 21.6.4.3

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Curtis Memorial Window:  They Shall be Mine, Saith the Lord
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Curtis Memorial Window
Theme: They Shall be Mine, Saith the Lord [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany 1896 shows a design for the window (site not specified) [TIFF1896]
Signature: not signed [SYMPH1990]
Other documentation: [CC1899]
Record type: window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [TIFF1896]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of the window (site not specified) [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Mary Gardiner Horsford Curtis (27 Aug 1855 - 9 Jul 1893) [INSCRIPTION, CC1899, HIST1900]
Donor: her aunt (and step-mother), Phoebe Gardiner Horsford [SYMPH1990]
Date: 1895 [HIST1900]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: THEY SHALL BE MINE SATH THE LORD OF HOSTS / IN THAT DAY WHEN I MAKE UP MY JEWELS // IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY GARDINER HORSFORD / WIFE OF BENJAMIN ROBBINS CURTIS / BORN AUGUST 27 1855 DIED JULY 9 1893 [PHOTO, HIST1900]
Category: Righteous Shall Receive a Crown of Glory

Item 21.6.4.4

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McKenzie Memorial Window:  Resurrection Angel
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: McKenzie Memorial Window (Tilton Memorial Window)
Theme: Resurrection Angel [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature: not signed [SYMPH1990]
Other documentation: [CC1897, CT1897, CC1899]
Record type: window
Designer: Joseph Lauber [CC1897, CT1897]
Memorial details: Alexander McKenzie (14 Dec 1830 - 6 Aug 1914) [INSCRIPTION, CC1897, CT1897, BH1897A, CONG1897A, HIST1900, CT1914]
Donor: parishioners [CC1897]
his friends [SYMPH1990]
Date: Dedicated 24 Jan 1897 [INSCRIPTION, CC1897, CT1897, BH1897A, CONG1897A]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: JANVARY 24 / 1867 // A GRATEFUL TRIBVTE TO OVR PASTOR / ALEXANDER MCKENZIE / ON THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS SETTLEMENT // JANVARY 24 / 1897 [PHOTO, CC1897, HIST1900]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Tilton Memorial Window so likely someone by the name of Tilton, possibly Annie Eugenia Tilton (a member of the Shepard Historical Society at the time), organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 21.6.4.5

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 21.6.4.6

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: McKenzie Memorial Window
Theme: Angel [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 40
Signature: not signed [SYMPH1990]
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Alexander McKenzie (14 Dec 1830 - 6 Aug 1914) [INSCRIPTION, CC1898, HIST1900, CT1914]
Donor: The Nevertheless Circle of King's Daughters [INSCRIPTION, CC1898, HIST1900]
Date: 1895 [SYMPH1990]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: THE NEVERTHELESS CIRCLE OF / KING'S DAVGHTERS PLACE THIS / WINDOW IN COMMEMORATION / OF THE MANY YEARS OF LOVING / SERVICE GIVEN TO THIS CHVRCH / OF CHRIST BY REV ALEXANDER / MCKENZIE DD NEVERTHELESS / NOT MY WILL BVT THINE BE DONE / 1895 [PHOTO]
Category: Angel
Location: chancel [PHOTO, CC1898]

Item 21.6.4.7

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Fiske Memorial Window:  St. Catherine of Alexandria
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fiske Memorial Window
Theme: St. Catherine of Alexandria [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: not signed [SYMPH1990]
Other documentation: [CC1908, CT1908, BG1908, BET1908, CONG1908]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Martha Theresa Fiske (11 Jan 1877 - 23 Dec 1907) [INSCRIPTION, CC1908, CT1908, BG1908, BET1908, CONG1908, WEB]
Donor: her parents, Josiah Mason Fiske and Martha Theresa Smith Fiske (later Collord) [CT1908, BG1908, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed ca. Dec 1908 [CC1908, CT1908]
Unveiled 6 Dec 1908 [BG1908, CONG1908]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CC1908, CONG1908]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / 1877 MARTHA THERESA FISKE 1907 [PHOTO, CONG1908]
Category: St. Catherine

Item 21.6.4.8

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: McKenzie Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: Christ Blessing Children

Item 21.6.4.9

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Memorial Window
Theme: Puritan [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: Puritan

Item 21.6.4.10

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Russell Memorial Window
Theme: St. Paul [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: not signed [SYMPH1990]
Other documentation: [CONG1897B, CC1899]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Theodore Russell (20 Nov 1815 - 16 Jan 1896) [INSCRIPTION, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, CC1898, BH1897B, CONG1897B, CC1898, CC1899, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Ballister Russell [INSCRIPTION, BH1897B, CONG1897B, CC1899]
Date: Installed Dec 1897 [BH1897B, CONG1897B]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: NOW I PAVL MYSELF BESEECH YOV BY THE MEEKNESS AND GENTLENESS OF CHRIST // IN MEMORY OF MY HVSBAND / CHARLES THEODORE RVSSELL [PHOTO, CC1898]
Category: St. Paul

Item 21.6.4.11

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Russell Memorial Window
Theme: Faith [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: COPYRIGHT 1897 / TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING COMPANY (very worn) [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [CONG1897B, CC1899]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Sarah Elizabeth Ballister Russell (24 Mar 1817 - 6 Oct 1897) [INSCRIPTION, CC1898, BH1897B, CONG1897B, CC1898, CC1899, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her children [BH1897B, CONG1897B, CC1899]
her sons, Charles Russell, Joseph Russell and Henry Russell [SYMPH1990]
Date: Copyright 1897 [SIGNATURE]
Installed Dec 1897 [BH1897B, CONG1897B]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: WHEN I CALL TO REMEMBRANCE THE VNFEIGNED FAITH THAT IS IN THEE // IN MEMORY OF / SARAH ELIZABETH RVSSELL [PHOTO, CC1898]
Category: Faith

Item 21.6.4.12

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Memorial Window
Theme: Christ and Adoring Angels [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: Christ; Adoring Angels

References

BDA1895: Boston Daily Advertiser (15 Apr 1895, p. 1)
BET1908: Boston Evening Transcript (9 Dec 1908, p. 8)
BG1908: Boston Globe (5 Dec 1908, p. 8)
BH1895: Boston Herald (15 Apr 1895, p. 10)
BH1897A: Boston Herald (25 Jan 1897, p. 7)
BH1897B: Boston Herald (26 Dec 1897, p. 8)
BJ1895: Boston Journal (15 Apr 1895, p. 8)
BP1895: Boston Post (14 Apr 1895, p. 3)
BSH1895: Boston Sunday Herald (14 Apr 1895, p. 13)
CC1894: The Cambridge Chronicle (7 Apr 1894, p. 4)
CC1895A: The Cambridge Chronicle (13 Apr 1895, p. 1, 4)
CC1895B: The Cambridge Chronicle (20 Apr 1895, p. 11)
CC1897: The Cambridge Chronicle (30 Jan 1897, p. 9)
CC1898: The Cambridge Chronicle (1 Jan 1898, p. 4)
CC1899: The Cambridge Chronicle (11 Nov 1899, p. 18)
CC1908: The Cambridge Chronicle (12 Dec 1908, p. 7)
CONG1897A: The Congregationalist (28 Jan 1897, p. 134)
CONG1897B: The Congregationalist (30 Dec 1897, p. 1048)
CONG1908: The Congregationalist and Christian World (26 Dec 1908, p. 912)
CT1894: The Cambridge Tribune (28 Apr 1894, p. 5)
CT1895: The Cambridge Tribune (13 Apr 1895, p. 5)
CT1897: The Cambridge Tribune (30 Jan 1897, p. 1, 4)
CT1908: The Cambridge Tribune (5 Dec 1908, p. 1)
CT1914: The Cambridge Tribune (8 Aug 1914, p. 5)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1900: The Manual of the First Church in Cambridge (Congregational) (1900, p. 18-19)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYT1895: New York Times (19 Apr 1895, p. 4)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
SYMPH1990: A Symphony of Color: Stained Glass at First Church, Patricia H. Rodgers (1990)
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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