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Faith United Parish, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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Site Id: 21.9.2
Rating: 2 stars
Other name(s): Calvinistic Congregational Church
Address: 820 Main Street
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.58515, -71.80501
Tiffany 1910: Page 67
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 41
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1897 [FDS1897, BH1897, HIST1902]
Architect: H.M. Francis [HIST1902]
Also of interest: 1896 rose window by Redding, Baird &. Co. [FDS1896]

Site Items

21.9.2.1: Wallace Memorial Window: Dorcas (1897) (Extant) item has a photo
21.9.2.2: Townend Memorial Window: Resurrection Angel (1903) (Extant) item has a photo
21.9.2.3: Wallace Memorial Window: Call of Matthew (1903) (Extant) item has a photo
21.9.2.4: Wallace Memorial Window: Faith (1903) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 21.9.2.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wallace Memorial Window (Bailey Memorial Window)
Theme: Dorcas [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 67
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Page 41
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [TIFF1897]
Memorial details: Sophia F. Billings Bailey Wallace (1 Nov 1826 - 9 Nov 1895) [INSCRIPTION, FDS1897, HIST1902, TIFF1897, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her son, Edward Goldsmith Bailey [FDS1897, HIST1902, TIFF1897]
Date: In place when building dedicated on 10 Feb 1897 [BH1897]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Take heed / unto a light / as / that / shineth in a dark place / In loving memory of / Sophia Billings Wallace / 1826-1895 [PHOTO]
Category: Dorcas
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 call this the Bailey Memorial Window because Mr. Bailey was the donor [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Tiffany 1897 (p. 88) quotes an extract from an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel about the window [TIFF1897]

Item 21.9.2.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Townend Memorial Window
Theme: Resurrection Angel [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 67
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [FDS1903B, BH1903]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [FDS1903B, BH1903]
Memorial details: Susan Upton Townend (8 Apr 1867 - 1903) [INSCRIPTION, FDS1903A, FDS1903B, BH1903]
Donor: her husband, Harry G. Townend, and her mother, Mrs. Amelia F. Upton [FDS1903B, BH1903]
Date: Installed Dec 1903 [FDS1903A]
Dedicated 20 Dec 1903 [FDS1903A, FDS1903B, BH1903]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: He is not here: / he is risen / In loving memory of / Susan Upton Townend / 1867-1903 [PHOTO]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Townsend [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 21.9.2.3

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Wallace Memorial Window:  Call of Matthew Wallace Memorial Window:  Call of Matthew
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wallace Memorial Window
Theme: Call of Matthew [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 67
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [FDS1903B, BH1903]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [FDS1903B, BH1903]
Memorial details: Rodney Wallace (21 Dec 1823 - 27 Feb 1903) [INSCRIPTION, FDS1903A, FDS1903B, BH1903, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his sons, Herbert Ingalls Wallace and George R. Wallace [FDS1903B, BH1903, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed Dec 1903 [FDS1903A]
Dedicated 20 Dec 1903 [FDS1903A, FDS1903B, BH1903]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Follow Me // And he arose / and followed Him // In loving memory of / 1823 Rodney Wallace 1903 [PHOTO]
Category: St. Matthew

Item 21.9.2.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wallace Memorial Window
Theme: Faith [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 67
Duncan 1980: Page 213
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [FDS1903B, BH1903]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [FDS1903B, BH1903]
Memorial details: Sophia Ingalls Wallace (5 May 1828 - 20 Jun 1871) [INSCRIPTION, FDS1903A, FDS1903B, BH1903, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her sons, Herbert Ingalls Wallace and George R. Wallace [FDS1903B, BH1903, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed Dec 1903 [FDS1903A]
Dedicated 20 Dec 1903 [FDS1903A, FDS1903B, BH1903]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Hope / Through Grace / In loving memory of / Sophia Ingalls Wallace / 1828 - 1871 [PHOTO]
Category: Faith

References

BH1897: Boston Herald (11 Feb 1897, p. 7)
BH1903: Boston Herald (21 Dec 1903, p. 3)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FDS1896: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (10 Dec 1896, p. 6)
FDS1897: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (10 Feb 1897, p. 6)
FDS1903A: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (18 Dec 1903, p. 6)
FDS1903B: Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (21 Dec 1903, p. 1, 6)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1902: A History of the Calvinistic Congregational Church and Society, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, George A. Hitchcock (1902, p. 83, 86)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
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)
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)

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