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First United Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Site Id: 23.5.2
Rating: 1 star
Address: 227 Fulton Street E
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.96343, -85.66326
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1916 [ORG]
Architect: Robinson and Campau [ORG]
Also of interest:

Site Items

23.5.2.1: Lowe Memorial Window: Marys at the Tomb (1916) (Extant)
23.5.2.2: Bertsch Memorial Window: ornamental window (1917) (Extant)

Item 23.5.2.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Lowe Memorial Window
Theme: Marys at the Tomb [DFP1916]
Ascension Angel [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1916, DFP1916, ADVOC1916]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Eliza Ellen Lowe [DFP1916, ADVOC1916]
Donor: her son, Edward Lowe [GRP1916, DFP1916]
Date: Ordered ca. Jan 1916 [GRP1916]
Unveiled 24 Dec 1916 [DFP1916, ADVOC1916]
Size: 14' high x 26' wide [DFP1916]
Lancets: 7 [PHOTO, DFP1916, ADVOC1916]
Inscription: To the Glory of God and in loving Memory of Elize Ellen Lowe [DFP1916]
Category: Resurrection without Christ; Ascension
Location: chancel [ORG]
Cost: $5000 [DFP1916]

Item 23.5.2.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bertsch Memorial Window
Description: ornamental window [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [GRP1917C]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: John Bertsch (Feb 1834 - 29 Sep 1917) [GRP1917C, GRP1917A]
Donor: himself [GRP1917C]
Date: Ordered ca. Dec 1916 [GRP1917C]
Unveiled 21 Oct 1917 [GRP1917C]
Size: about 20' high x 7' wide [GRP1917C]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: LUCILE WILMARTH BERTSCH / AND / CHARLES HARLEY BERTSCH [PHOTO]
Category: Ornamental
Location: narthex [ORG]
Cost: nearly $2000 [GRP1917C]
Comment: John Bertsch donated the window but died shortly before it was installed so the window was then dedicated in his memory [GRP1917C]
The window was originally supposed to be unveiled 14 Oct 1917 but rain delayed the installation [GRP1917B]
Lucile Wilmarth Bertsch (1891-1985) was John Bertsch's daughter-in-law and Charles Harley Bertsch (1879-1961) was John Bertsch's son, and presumably the inscription was added some time after 1917 [FINDAGRAVE, DEDUCED]

References

ADVOC1916: The Christian Advocate (28 Dec 1916, p. 1716)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DFP1916: Detroit Free Press (24 Dec 1916, Part 3, p. 5)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
GRP1916: The Grand Rapids Press (10 Jan 1916, p. 14)
GRP1917A: The Grand Rapids Press (29 Sep 1917, p. 2)
GRP1917B: The Grand Rapids Press (13 Oct 1917, p. 13)
GRP1917C: The Grand Rapids Press (20 Oct 1917, p. 14)
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)

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