home | site | date | map | rating | photo | designer | category | status | confidence | other

Christ Church, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Note: the text in the square brackets ([...]) are a short form of references which have been used to deduce the corresponding information.
The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 21.9.1
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 569 Main Street
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.58371, -71.80079
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 41
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1863-1868 [WEB]
Architect: Richard Upjohn [ORG]
Also of interest: 1907 ornamental window by Redding, Baird & Co. [FDS1907]

Site Items

21.9.1.1: Weyman Memorial Window: The Good Shepherd (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
21.9.1.2: Haskell Memorial Window: Faith (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
21.9.1.3.a: Fay Memorial Window: Supper at Emmaus (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
21.9.1.3.b: Fay Memorial Window: Passion Flowers (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
21.9.1.3.c: Fay Memorial Window: Grape Vine (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
21.9.1.4: Crocker Memorial Window: The Resurrection (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
21.9.1.5: Bartow Memorial Window: St. Andrew (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
21.9.1.6: Snow Memorial Window: Resurrection Angel (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
21.9.1.7: Colony Memorial Window: Presentation in Temple (1901) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 21.9.1.1

You can click on photo to get the full sized image.
Weyman Memorial Window:  The Good Shepherd
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Weyman Memorial Window
Theme: The Good Shepherd [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 41
Signature: TIFFANY GLASS *** [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: George Weyman (26 Oct 1871 - 17 Jun 1878) and Alice Byron Weyman (10 Sep 1874 - 21 Jun 1878) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their mother, Martha Lathrop Weyman [FDS1896E, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed ca. Sep 1896 [FDS1896E]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, FPP1903]
Inscription: To the Glory of God / and in loving remembrance of / George and Alice Weyman / Died June 17 and 21 1878 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
After design: Painting by Frederic Shields [PHOTO]

Item 21.9.1.2

You can click on photo to get the full sized image.
Haskell Memorial Window:  Faith
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Haskell Memorial Window (Hastings Memorial Window)
Theme: Faith [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 41
Signature: *ANY GLASS & DECORATING C* [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [FDS1896C]
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Installed 27 Jan 1896 [FDS1896C]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, FPP1903]
Inscription: THE HASKELL MEMORIAL [PHOTO]
Category: Faith
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Hastings Memorial Window for reasons which are not clear [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 21.9.1.3.a

You can click on photo to get the full sized image.
Fay Memorial Window:  Supper at Emmaus Fay Memorial Window:  Supper at Emmaus
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fay Memorial Window
Theme: Supper at Emmaus [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 41
Signature:
Other documentation: [FDS1896D, BH1896B, CHU1896]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [FDS1896D, BH1896B, CHU1896]
Memorial details: George Flagg Fay (1828 - 8 May 1895) [INSCRIPTION, FDS1896D, FPP1903]
and also his wife Emily Upton Fay [INSCRIPTION, FPP1903]
Donor: their daughter, Lucy Fay [FDS1896D, FDS1937]
Date: Installed May 1896 [FDS1896D, BH1896B]
Dedicated 8 May 1896 [INSCRIPTION]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, FPP1903]
Inscription: on separate plaque below window: In loving memory of / George Flagg Fay / and / Emily Upton Fay / May 8 1896 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Emmaus
Location: west transept [PHOTO, FDS1896D, BH1896B]

Item 21.9.1.3.b

You can click on photo to get the full sized image.
Fay Memorial Window:  Passion Flowers
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fay Memorial Window
Theme: Passion Flowers [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 41
Signature: TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING CO* [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [FDS1896D, BH1896B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Alice Upton Fay (d. 1873) FPP1903, [FDS1937]
Donor: her sister, Lucy Fay [FDS1896D, FDS1937]
Date: Installed May 1896 [FDS1896D, BH1896B]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, FPP1903]
Inscription:
Category: Floral

Item 21.9.1.3.c

You can click on photo to get the full sized image.
Fay Memorial Window:  Grape Vine
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fay Memorial Window
Theme: Grape Vine [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 41
Signature: TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING COM* [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [FDS1896D, BH1896B]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Dennis Fay (23 Jan 1804 - 2 Feb 1889) and Adaline Augusta Flagg Fay (17 Nov 1807 - 4 Nov 1880) [FPP1903, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their granddaughter, Lucy Fay [FDS1896D, FINDAGRAVE, FDS1937]
Date: Installed May 1896 [FDS1896D, BH1896B]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, FPP1903]
Inscription:
Category: Vine

Item 21.9.1.4

You can click on photo to get the full sized image.
Crocker Memorial Window:  The Resurrection
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Crocker Memorial Window
Theme: The Resurrection [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 41
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYTR1895, EAGLE1895, FDS1896A, FDS1896B, BH1896A, BP1896]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [NYTR1895, EAGLE1895, FDS1896B, BH1896A, BP1896]
Memorial details: Alvah Crocker (1801-1874) [INSCRIPTION, FDS1896A, FDS1896B, BH1896A, BP1896]
Donor: his third wife, Minerva Cushing Crocker [FDS1896A, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Exhibited Dec 1895 [NYTR1895, EAGLE1895]
Installed Jan 1896 [FDS1896A]
Unveiled 26 Jan 1896 [FDS1896B, BH1896A, BP1896]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, FDS1896A, FDS1896B, FPP1903]
Inscription: on separate plaque below window: GLORIA DEI ET IN MEMORIAM / 1801 ALVAH CROCKER 1874 [PHOTO, FDS1896B]
Category: Resurrection with Christ
Location: originally the chancel but moved to the east transept in 1930 [FDS1896A, BH1896A, PHOTO, FDS1930]

Item 21.9.1.5

You can click on photo to get the full sized image.
Bartow Memorial Window:  St. Andrew
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bartow Memorial Window
Theme: St. Andrew [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 41
Signature: TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING COMP. [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: probably Edward Peck Sperry [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Sperry as the designer of a similar design for the figure [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Samuel B. Bartow Jr. (1864 - 16 Feb 1894) [INSCRIPTION, FDS1895B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: subscription, in particular the Sunday School and the Brotherhood of St. Andrew [FDS1895B]
Date: Installed ca. Oct 1895 [FDS1895B]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, FPP1903]
Inscription: In memoriam / Samuel B Bartow Jr / 1864-1894 [PHOTO, FDS1895B]
Category: St. Andrew

Item 21.9.1.6

You can click on photo to get the full sized image.
Snow Memorial Window:  Resurrection Angel
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Snow Memorial Window
Theme: Resurrection Angel [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 41
Signature: TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING COMP. [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [FDS1895A]
Record type: Window
Designer: Joseph Lauber [LOC1895]
Memorial details: Charles Henry Boylston Snow (7 Aug 1822 - 18 Sep 1875) and Eliza Secrest Snow (1835-1892) [INSCRIPTION, FDS1895A, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their daughters, Mary Snow and Ellen Snow [FDS1895A, WEB]
Date: Design copyright 1895 [LOC1895]
Installed 3 May 1895 [FDS1895A]
Unveiled 5 May 1895 [FDS1895A]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, FPP1903]
Inscription: To the Honored Memory of / Charles Henry Bolyston Snow / and Eliza Serrest Snow [PHOTO, FDS1895A]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Comment: Eliza Snow's maiden name is given as Serrest on the window but it says Secrest on her grave and her son, Charles, had that as his middle name [PHOTO, FINDAGRAVE]

Item 21.9.1.7

You can click on photo to get the full sized image.
Colony Memorial Window:  Presentation in Temple
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Colony Memorial Window
Theme: Presentation in Temple [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 66
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [FDS1901]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: George Danforth Colony (1821-1898) [INSCRIPTION, FDS1901]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated All Saints Day, 1 Nov 1901 [FDS1901]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, FPP1903]
Inscription: To the Glory of God / and In Loving Memory of / George Danforth Colony / 1821 - 1898 [PHOTO]
Category: Presentation in the Temple

References

BH1896A: Boston Herald (26 Jan 1896, p. 26)
BH1896B: Boston Herald (7 May 1896, p. 10)
BP1896: Boston Post (25 Jan 1896, p. 4)
CHU1896: The Churchman (23 May 1896, p. 702)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1895: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (15 Dec 1895, p. 23)
FDS1895A: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (4 May 1895, p. 6)
FDS1895B: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (4 Oct 1895, p. 6)
FDS1896A: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (21 Jan 1896, p. 6)
FDS1896B: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (24 Jan 1896, p. 6)
FDS1896C: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (27 Jan 1896, p. 2)
FDS1896D: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (6 May 1896, p. 6)
FDS1896E: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (22 Sep 1896, p. 2)
FDS1901: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (25 Oct 1901, p. 3)
FDS1907: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (26 Feb 1907, p. 1, 3)
FDS1930: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (17 Nov 1930, p. 2)
FDS1937: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (17 May 1937, p. 12)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
FPP1903: Fitchburg Past and Present (1903, p. 226-229)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
LOC1895: Library of Congress, photograph (1895)
NYTR1895: New York Daily Tribune (12 Dec 1895, p. 2)
ORG: Organisation
PHOTO: Photo of item
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (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

home | site | date | map | rating | photo | designer | category | status | confidence | other