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

First (Park) Congregational Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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: 23.5.1
Rating: 3 stars
Address: 10 E. Park Place NE
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.96404, -85.66559
Tiffany 1910: Page 74
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1867 [ORG]
Architect:
Comment: The windows were damaged by fire, 27 Aug 1988 [PARK2002]
Restoration: The windows were restored at Jack Cushen Studio after the fire of 1988 [PARK2002]
Also of interest: 1951 windows by Judson Studios [PARK2002]

Site Items

23.5.1.1: Avery Memorial Window: The Baptism (1904) (Extant)
23.5.1.2: Powell Memorial Window: Good Shepherd (1904) (Extant)
23.5.1.3: Hollister Memorial Window: Madonna and Child (1904) (Extant)
23.5.1.4: Norris Memorial Window: Angel of Resurrection (1910) (Extant)
23.5.1.5: Wallin Memorial Window: Gethsemane (1910) (Extant)
23.5.1.6: White Memorial Window: Christ at Emmaus (1905) (Extant)
23.5.1.7: Withey Memorial Window: Christ the Comforter (1904) (Extant)
23.5.1.8: Brewer Memorial Window: The Annunciation (1912) (Extant)
23.5.1.9: Smith Memorial Window: The Angels of the Nativity (1912) (Extant)
23.5.1.10: Bertsch Memorial Window: The Resurrection (1936) (Extant)
23.5.1.11: Immen Memorial Window: Jesus at the Age of Twelve (1912) (Extant)
23.5.1.12: Gilbert Memorial Window: Jesus at the Door (1905) (Extant)
23.5.1.13: Gilbert Memorial Window: The Woman at the Well (1912) (Extant)
23.5.1.14: Angels of Praise (1927) (Extant)

Item 23.5.1.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Avery Memorial Window
Theme: The Baptism [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 74
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Noyes Latham Avery (11 Dec 1815 - 8 Jun 1901) and Elizabeth Dougherty Avery (23 Apr 1820 - 12 Oct 1875) [PARK1916, PARK2002, FINDAGRAVE, WEB]
Donor: their son, Noyes Frederick Avery [PARK2002]
Date: Installed 1904 [PARK2002]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / Noyes Latham Avery / 1815-1901 / Elizabeth Dougherty Avery / 1820-1875 [PARK2002]
Category: Baptism

Item 23.5.1.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Powell Memorial Window (Boise Memorial Window)
Theme: Good Shepherd [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 74
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Isaac Platt Powell (7 May 1838 - 18 Mar 1903) [PARK1916, PARK2002]
Donor: Eva Boise and United Workers' Society [PARK2002]
Date: Dedicated 1904 [PARK2002]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / Isaac Platt Powell / Born May 7, 1838 / Died March 18, 1903 [PARK2002]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Boise Memorial Window because Mrs. Boise was likely the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 23.5.1.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hollister Memorial Window
Theme: Madonna and Child [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 74
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Martha Clay Hollister (30 Jun 1833 - 23 Dec 1901) [PARK1916, PARK2002]
Donor: her husband, Harvey J. Hollister [PARK2002]
Date: Dedicated 1904 [PARK2002]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / Martha Clay Hollister / Born June 30, 1833 / Died December 23, 1901 [PARK2002]
Category: Madonna

Item 23.5.1.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Norris Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of Resurrection [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 74
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1910, GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Lyman Decatur Norris (4 May 1823 - 6 Jan 1894) and Lucy Alsop Whittelsey Norris (7 Apr 1829 - 6 Apr 1908) [GRP1910, PARK1916, PARK2002, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: 1910 [GRP1910]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / Lyman D. Norris / 1823-1894 / Lucy W. Norris / 1829-1908 [PARK2002]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Morris [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 23.5.1.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wallin Memorial Window
Theme: Gethsemane [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 74
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1910, GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Franklin Bogue Wallin (25 Mar 1832 - 19 Sep 1908) [GRP1910, PARK1916, PARK2002]
Donor: his wife and five children [PARK2002]
Date: 1910 [GRP1910]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / Franklin Bogue Wallin / Born March 25, 1832 / Died September 19, 1908 [PARK2002]
Category: Gethsemane
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [PARK2002]

Item 23.5.1.6

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: White Memorial Window
Theme: Christ at Emmaus [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 74
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Thomas W. White (1805-1884) and Caroline A. White [GRP1905, PARK1916]
Donor: their son, T. Stewart White [PARK2002]
Date: Installed 29 Dec 1905 [GRP1905]
Dedicated 31 Dec 1905 [GRP1905]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / Thomas W. White / Caroline A. White [PARK2002]
Category: Emmaus
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [PARK2002]

Item 23.5.1.7

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Withey Memorial Window
Theme: Christ the Comforter [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
The Last Promise [PARK1916, PARK2002]
Tiffany 1910: Page 74
Duncan 1980: Page 215
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Solomon Lewis Withy (1820-1886) [PARK1916, PARK2002]
Donor: his son, Lewis H. Withey [PARK2002]
Date: Installed Feb 1904 [PARK2002]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Christ
Location: behind altar, center [PARK2002]

Item 23.5.1.8

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Brewer Memorial Window
Theme: The Annunciation [PARK2002]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Mary Elizabeth Ravain Brewer (22 Sep 1839 - 22 Mar 1909) [GRP1912B, PARK1916, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her children, including Frederick W. Stevens [GRP1912B, PARK2002]
Date: Dedicated 23 Jun 1912 [GRP1912A, GRP1912B]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Annunciation
Location: behind altar, left [PARK2002]
History: Originally located in the southeast corner of the sancturary, moved above the altar in 1929 [PARK2002]
Comment: The inscription panel was removed when the window was moved in 1929 [PARK2002]

Item 23.5.1.9

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Smith Memorial Window
Theme: The Angels of the Nativity [PARK2002]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Joseph Morgan Smith (26 Apr 1833 - 1 Oct 1883), pastor of church from 1863-1883, and his wife, Cordelia Root Smith (28 Oct 1835 - 25 Oct 1905) [GRP1912B, PARK1916, PARK2002, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their children [GRP1912B]
their son, Dr. Richard Root Smith [PARK2002]
Date: Dedicated 23 Jun 1912 [GRP1912A, GRP1912B]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Angel of Nativity
Location: behind altar, right [PARK2002]
History: Originally located near the southeast corner of the sancturary, moved above the altar in 1929 [PARK2002]
Comment: The inscription panel was removed when the window was moved in 1929 [PARK2002]

Item 23.5.1.10

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bertsch Memorial Window
Theme: The Resurrection [PARK2002]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PARK2002]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Russell Walther Bertsch (1865-1932) and R. Griffin Bertsch (1903-1935) [PARK2002]
Donor: wife / mother, Clora Griffin Bertsch [PARK2002]
Date: Dedicated just before Christmas 1936 [PARK2002]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / Russell Walther Bertsch / 1865-1932 / R. Griffin Bertsch / 1903-1935 [PARK2002]
Category: Resurrection with Christ

Item 23.5.1.11

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Immen Memorial Window
Theme: Jesus at the Age of Twelve [PARK2002]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Elmer Immen (1861-1872) and Arthur Immen (1867-1893) [GRP1912B, PARK1916, PARK2002]
Donor: their parents, Frederick Immen and Loraine Pratt Immen [GRP1912B, PARK1916, PARK2002]
Date: Dedicated 23 Jun 1912 [GRP1912A, GRP1912B]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / Elmer and Arthur Immen / 1872 Presented by 1893 / Frederick and / Loraine Pratt Immen [PARK2002]
Category: Christ

Item 23.5.1.12

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Gilbert Memorial Window
Theme: Jesus at the Door [PARK2002]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1905, GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Francis B. Gilbert (1818 - 25 May 1885) and Caroline Elizabeth Throop Gilbert (1830 - 29 Jun 1869) [GRP1905, PARK1916, PARK2002, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their daughter, Kate Huntington Gilbert (Mrs. John C.) Holt [PARK2002, WEB]
Date: Installed 29 Dec 1905 [GRP1905]
Dedicated 31 Dec 1905 [GRP1905]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / Francis B. Gilbert / Caroline E. Gilbert [PARK2002]
Category: Christ Knocking at the Door
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [PARK2002]

Item 23.5.1.13

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Gilbert Memorial Window
Theme: The Woman at the Well [PARK2002]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1912A, PARK1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Thomas Dwight Gilbert (13 Dec 1815 - 18 Nov 1894) [GRP1912B, PARK1916, PARK2002]
Donor: his nieces and nephews [GRP1912B]
his niece, Kate Huntington Gilbert (Mrs. John C.) Holt [PARK2002, WEB]
Date: Dedicated 23 Jun 1912 [GRP1912A, GRP1912B]
Size: 15' high x 3' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / Thomas Dwight / Gilbert / Born December 13, 1815 / Died November 18, 1894 [PARK2002]
Category: Woman of Samaria

Item 23.5.1.14

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Theme: Angels of Praise [PARK2002]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PARK2002]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: United Workers' Society and fifteen women and three men [PARK2002]
Date: Installed 1927 [PARK2002]
Size: 28' high x 14' wide [PARK2002]
Lancets: 4 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In loving service // we praise God [PARK2002]
Category: Angel of Praise
Cost: $8000 [PARK2002]

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
GRP1905: Grand Rapids Press (29 Dec 1905, p. 9)
GRP1910: Grand Rapids Press (21 Mar 1910, p. 10)
GRP1912A: Grand Rapids Press (21 Jun 1912, p. 6)
GRP1912B: Grand Rapids Press (24 Jun 1912, p. 5)
ORG: Organisation
PARK1916: The Story of Park Congregational Church and its Windows, Loraine Pratt Immen (1916)
PARK2002: The Windows of Park, James VanVulpen and Donald Upp (2002)
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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