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First Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, New York

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Site Id: 3.16.1
Rating: 2 stars
Address: One Symphony Circle
Location: Buffalo, New York 14201, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.90141, -78.88174
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 14
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1889-1897 [BAH2011]
Architect: Green & Wicks [BAH2011]
Also of interest:

Site Items

3.16.1.1: Clarke Memorial Window: Communion (1892) (Extant)
3.16.1.2: Mitchell Memorial Window: Angel Faces (1892) (Unknown)
3.16.1.3: Memorial Window: St. Luke (Extant)
3.16.1.4: White Memorial Window: Ascension (Unknown)
3.16.1.5: Merrill Memorial Window: Christ the King (1912) (Extant)
3.16.1.6: Mitchell Memorial Window: New Jerusalem (1917) (Extant)
3.16.1.7: Mitchell Memorial Window: medallion windows (1925) (Extant)

Item 3.16.1.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Clarke Memorial Window
Theme: Communion [BAH2011]
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 14
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Walter Clarke (5 April 1812 - 23 May 1871) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor: parishioners and friends [INSCRIPTION, BC1891]
Date: ca. 1892 [BC1891]
Size:
Inscription: IN LIFE I PREACHED CHRIST // REV WALTER CLARKE D.D. BORN IN MIDDLETOWN CONN. APRIL 5, 1812, / INSTALLED PASTOR OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BUFFALO, / APRIL 1861 WHERE HE DIED IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS WORK MAY 23, 1871 / THIS TRIBUTE IS PLACED HERE BY LOVING PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS / "FOR A MEMORIAL IN THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD" ZECH.6.14. [PHOTO]
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.16.1.2

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Mitchell Memorial Window
Theme: Angel Faces [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 14
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Victor Mitchell, son of the pastor Rev. Dr. Samuel S. Mitchell [BC1891]
Donor: the congregation [BC1891]
Date: ca. 1892 [BC1891]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Angel Faces

Item 3.16.1.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Memorial Window
Theme: St. Luke [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 14
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription: THE MEMORY OF THE JUST IS BLESSED PROV. 10:7 [PHOTO]
Category: St. Luke
Location: in office area behind pulpit [WEB]

Item 3.16.1.4

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: White Memorial Window
Theme: Ascension [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ascension
Comment: There is an 1892 Ascension window by Edwin Ford in the church in memory of George Clinton White, but it seems unlikely that Tiffany had anything to do with it [IBE1892, DEDUCED]

Item 3.16.1.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Merrill Memorial Window
Theme: Christ the King [BAH2011]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Ira Merrill (1796-1873) and Lucy Merrill (1800-1868) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor:
Date: Unveiled 1912 [INSCRIPTION]
Size:
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / IRA AND LUCY MERRILL / 1796-1873 1912 1800-1868 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ

Item 3.16.1.6

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Mitchell Memorial Window
Theme: New Jerusalem [BAH2011]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK 1917 [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Theresa Wierman Mitchell (1847-1915) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor:
Date: ca. 1917 [SIGNATURE]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: AND HE SHOWED ME THE HOLY / CITY JERUSALEM COMING DOWN / OUT OF HEAVEN FROM GOD / HAVING THE GLORY OF GOD // IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF / 1847 THERESA WIERMAN MITCHELL 1915 / BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD / THEY REST FROM THEIR LABORS AND THEIR / WORKS TO FOLLOW THEM // FOR THE EARTH SHALL BE FILLED / WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE / GLORY OF LORD AS / THE WATERS COVER THE SEA [PHOTO]
Category: New Jerusalem; Landscape

Item 3.16.1.7

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Mitchell Memorial Window
Description: medallion windows [BC1925]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: signed bottom right hand comer of the second lancet from the right [BAH2011]
Other documentation: [BC1925, BSE1926]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Samuel S. Mitchell, D.D. (16 Aug 1839 - 7 Jan 1919), minister of the church 1880-1904 [INSCRIPTION, BC1925, BSE1926, WEB]
Donor:
Date: Installed 1925 [BC1925]
Size:
Lancets: 5 [PHOTO]
Inscription: The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth. // In loving and grateful memory of Samuel S. Mitchell, D.D., 1839-1919, minister of this church 1880-1904. // For He looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. [BC1925]
Category: Medallion
Location: choir loft [BC1925, PHOTO]

References

BAH2011: Buffalo Architecture and History website (6 Nov 2011)
BC1891: Buffalo Courier (28 Nov 1891, p. 6)
BC1925: Buffalo Courier (16 Dec 1925, p. 3)
BSE1926: The Buffalo Sunday Express (31 Jan 1926, section 6, p. 4)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
IBE1892: The Illustrated Buffalo Express (27 Mar 1892, p. 4)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
PHOTO: Photo of item
SIGNATURE: Signature on 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

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