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St. John's Episcopal Church, Troy, New York

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Site Id: 3.127.3
Rating: 1 star
Address: 146 1st Street
Location: Troy, New York 12180, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.72552, -73.6938
Tiffany 1910: Page 36
Duncan 1980: Page 207
Tiffany 1897: Page 24
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date:
Architect:
Also of interest: Two Lamb Studios windows [PHOTO]

Site Items

3.127.3.1: Wilkinson Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
3.127.3.2: Gilbert Memorial Window: The Resurrection (1896) (Extant) item has a photo
3.127.3.3: Knight Memorial Window: St. John's Vision of the Holy City (1899) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 3.127.3.1

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Wilkinson Memorial Window:  Christ Blessing Little Children
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wilkinson Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 36
Duncan 1980: Page 207
Tiffany 1897: Page 24
Signature: TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING COMPANY / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: probably Frederick Wilson [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Joseph Brownell Wilkinson (7 Oct 1817 - 22 Jan 1890) [INSCRIPTION, TDT1896, CHU1897, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Sarah Shaffer Wilkinson [TDT1896, CHU1897, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: In place when building re-dedicated on 27 Dec 1896 [TDT1896]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Suffer little children // to come unto me / Luke / 18 16 // To the Glory of God // and in Memory of // Joseph Brownlee // Wilkinson [PHOTO]
Category: Christ Blessing Children

Item 3.127.3.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Gilbert Memorial Window
Theme: The Resurrection [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 36
Duncan 1980: Page 207
Tiffany 1897: Page 24
Signature:
Other documentation: [TDT1896, CHU1897]
Record type: Window
Designer: probably Edward Peck Sperry [TIFF1896]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Sperry as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Uri Gilbert (10 Jul 1809 - 17 Jun 1888) and Frances Harriet Granger Gilbert (14 Dec 1811 - 6 Dec 1889) [TDT1896, CHU1897, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their daughters, Mary Ellen Gilbert and Frances Adelaide Gilbert [TDT1896, CHU1897, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: In place when building re-dedicated on 27 Dec 1896 [TDT1896]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: And very early in the morning, the first day / of the week, they came unto the sepulchre / at the rising of the sun. St. Mark XVI 2 // **** // So they ran both together and the other / disciple did outrun Peter, and came first / to the sepulchre. St. John XX 4 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Resurrection with Christ
Location: east (chancel) window [TDT1896, CHU1897, PHOTO]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 90) quotes an extract from a letter by Mary Gilbert enclosing a check and saying that the window was very beautiful [TIFF1897]

Item 3.127.3.3

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Knight Memorial Window:  St. John's Vision of the Holy City
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Knight Memorial Window
Theme: St. John's Vision of the Holy City [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 36
Duncan 1980: Page 207
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [TDT1898, TDT1899A, TDT1899B, NYT1899, NYH1899, AEJ1899, CHU1899, CRIT1899]
Record type: Window
Designer: Agnes Northrop [TDT1899A]
Louis Comfort Tiffany [NYT1899, TDT1899B, AEJ1899]
Memorial details: Charles Bills Knight (10 Dec 1866 - 27 Oct 1898) [TDT1898, TDT1899A, TDT1899B, TDT1899C, CHU1899, PROC1899, HUHN2002, FINDAGRAVE, WEB]
Donor: his mother, Mrs. Charlotte H. Bills (Mrs. Fitz Henry) Knight [TDT1898, TDT1899A, TDT1899B, TDT1899C, PROC1899, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Exhibited Apr 1899 [NYH1899]
Dedicated 23 Apr 1899 [TDT1899B, TDT1899C]
Size: 21' high x 15' wide [TDT1899B, CHU1899]
Lancets: 5 [PHOTO, TDT1898, TDT1899B, CHU1899, PROC1899]
Inscription: I WAS IN / THE SPIRIT OF / THE LORD'S DAY / (AN)D HEARD BEHIND // ME A GREAT VOICE // SAYING WHAT // THOV SEEST WRITE // IN A BOOK + // AND I JOHN SAW // THE HOLY CITY + // NEW JERVSALEM // COMING DOWN FROM // GOD OVT OF HEAVEN // AND THE BVILDING OF // THE WALL IT WAS OF // JASPER AND THE CITY // + WAS PVRE GOLD // LIKE VNTO CLEAR GLASS // AND THE FOVNDATIONS // OF THE // WALL OF THE CITY // WERE GARNISHED WITH // ALL MANNER OF PRECIOVS // STONES // AND THE TWELVE // GATES WERE TWELVE // PEARLS AND THE CITY HAD // NO NEED OF THE SVN // NEITHER OF THE MOON // TO SHINE IN IT FOR // THE GLORY OF GOD DID // LIGHTEN IT + AND // THE + LAMB + IS THE // LIGHT THEREOF + // AND THERE WAS NO + // MORE SEA + // IN / LOVING MEMORY / OF CHARLES BILLS KNIGHT // ++ 1866 + 1898 [HUHN2002, PHOTO]
Category: St. John; Landscape
Location: over main entrance [TDT1899A, PROC1899, STREETVIEW]

References

AEJ1899: The Albany Evening Journal (8 Apr 1899, p. 9)
CHU1897: The Churchman (9 Jan 1897, p. 76)
CHU1899: The Churchman (3 Jun 1899, p. 810)
CRIT1899: The Critic (Jun 1899, p. 556)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HUHN2002: letter to David Huhn, Properties Chair, St. John's Episcopal Church, possibly from Diane Rousseau, Cummings Studios (via Ned Pratt) (ca. 2002)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYH1899: New York Herald (9 Apr 1899, p. 9)
NYT1899: New York Times (5 Apr 1899, p. 14)
PHOTO: Photo of item
PROC1899: Journal of the Proceedings of the Thirty-first Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Albany (1899, p. 258)
STREETVIEW: Google StreetView
TDT1896: Troy Daily Times (26 Dec 1896, p. 3)
TDT1898: Troy Daily Times (13 Dec 1898)
TDT1899A: Troy Daily Times (11 Apr 1899, p. 3)
TDT1899B: Troy Daily Times (22 Apr 1899, p. 3)
TDT1899C: Troy Daily Times (24 Apr 1899, p. 3)
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

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