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First Congregational Church, St. Louis, Missouri

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: 26.5.16
Rating: 1 star
Address: 6501 Wydown Boulevard
Location: St. Louis, Missouri 63105, USA
Lat/Lng: 38.64318, -90.31135
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: 1929 [FIRST1986]
Architect:
Also of interest: Hoyt Memorial Window by Maitland Armstrong [FIRST1986]
Windows by Burnham [FIRST1986]
Window by Frei [FIRST1986]
Window by Jacoby [FIRST1986]

Site Items

26.5.16.1: Children's Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1903) (Destroyed)
26.5.16.2: Merrell Memorial Window: My Peace I Give Unto You (Extant)

Item 26.5.16.1

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

Status: Destroyed [SAH2007]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Children's Memorial Window (Patton Memorial Window)
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 79
Duncan 1980: Page 216
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [SLR1903, CONG1904]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: children baptized in the church [SLR1903, CONG1904]
Donor: 28 families of the congregation [SLR1903, CONG1904]
Dr. Cornelius H. Patton, pastor 1898-1904 [FIRST1986]
Date: Unveiled 11 Oct 1903 [SLR1903]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [FIRST1986]
Inscription: Suffer the little children to come unto me [FIRST1986]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
History: Originally in previous building of congregation in St. Louis (SITE:26.5.7) [FIRST1986]
Installed here in 1929 [FIRST1986]
Removed from original position in 1969 [FIRST1986]
Destroyed while in storage [SAH2007]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Patton Memorial Window, so likely Dr. Patton was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company (and he might have been the donor) [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Same as item: 26.5.7.1

Item 26.5.16.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Merrell Memorial Window (Holbrook Memorial Window)
Theme: My Peace I Give Unto You [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 79
Duncan 1980: Page 216
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Lottie G. Merrell (20 Jul 1867 - 31 Dec 1901) [FIRST1986, SLR1902]
Donor: Jennie A. (Mrs. Walter J.) Holbrook [FIRST1986]
Date:
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: My peace I bring unto you [FIRST1986]
Category: Christ
History: Originally in previous building of congregation in St. Louis (SITE:26.5.7) [FIRST1986]
Installed here in 1929 [FIRST1986]
Removed from original position in 1969 [FIRST1986]
Re-installed in narthex [FIRST1986]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Holbrook Memorial Window because Mrs. Holbrook was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Same as item: 26.5.7.2

References

CONG1904: The Congregationalist (8 Oct 1904, p. 519)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FIRST1986: Men the Light Shines Through: The Stained Glass Windows of First Congregational Church, St. Louis, Paul Simpson McElroy (1986)
PHOTO: Photo of item
SAH2007: The Society of Architectural Historians, Missouri Valley Chapter, Esley Hamilton (Summer 2007, p. 4)
SLR1902: St. Louis Republic (2 Jan 1902, p. 12)
SLR1903: St. Louis Republic (10 Oct 1903, p. 11)
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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