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Bowne Street Community Church, Queens, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 3.39.1
Rating: 1 star
Other name(s): Reformed Church
Address: 143-11 Roosevelt Avenue
Location: Queens, New York City, New York 11354, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.76142, -73.82418
Tiffany 1910: Page 24
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 16
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 list the church under Flushing, which is part of Queens [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1891 [AIA1978]
Architect:
Also of interest: ca. 1942 landscape, MacKenzie Memorial Window, by Westminster Studios [MOBIA2012, DT2017]

Site Items

3.39.1.1: Cobb Memorial Window: ornamental (1892) (Extant) item has a photo
3.39.1.2: Demarest Memorial Windows: Easter Lilies (Unknown)
3.39.1.3.a: Northrop Memorial Window: floral (1904) (Extant) item has a photo
3.39.1.3.b: Northrop Memorial Window: ornamental (Unknown)
3.39.1.4: Baker Memorial Window: floral (1899) (Extant)

Item 3.39.1.1

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Cobb Memorial Window:  ornamental
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cobb Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Page 24
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 16
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1892]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Oliver Ellsworth Cobb (21 Oct 1833 - 23 Sep 1891, aged 58), pastor of the church 1872-1890 [EAGLE1892, FINDAGRAVE, WEB]
Donor: the congregation [EAGLE1892]
Date: Installed ca. Aug 1892 [EAGLE1892]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: They that / be wise shall / Shine / as the / Brightness / of the / Firmament / and they / that turn / many to / Righteousness / as the / Stars / forever / and ever // I have fought / a good fight / I have / kept the faith / Henceforth / there is laid / up for me / a Crown of / Righteousness / which the / Lord the / Righteous / judge shall / give me / in that day // 1872 // To the glory of God and in loving memory / Oliver Ellsworth Cobb / for many years Faithful and / beloved pastor of this Church // 1890 [PHOTO, EAGLE1892]
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.39.1.2

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Demarest Memorial Windows
Theme: Easter Lilies [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 24
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Floral
Comment: The pastor of the church from 1890-1898 was Rev. James Demarest so possibly he organised a window with the Tiffany company [EAGLE1902, DEDUCED]
Same as item: Possibly 3.39.1.4

Item 3.39.1.3.a

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Northrop Memorial Window:  floral
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Northrop Memorial Window
Description: floral [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 24
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1904]
Record type: Window
Designer: Agnes Northrop [EAGLE1904]
Memorial details: Professor Allen Parkhill Northrop (20 Mar 1826 - 5 Mar 1903) [EAGLE1904, WEB]
Donor:
Date: Unveiled 10 Jan 1904 [EAGLE1904]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: ALLEN PARKHILL NORTHROP / MARCH 20 1826 MARCH 5 1903 / ELDER OF THIS CHURCH 1864 - 1903 // BLESSED ARE THEY THAT DO HIS COM- / MANDMENTS THAT THEY MAY HAVE / THE RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE / AND MAY ENTER IN THROUGH THE / GATES INTO THE CITY REV XXII 14 // VERITAS [PHOTO]
Category: Landscape

Item 3.39.1.3.b

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Northrop Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 24
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.39.1.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Baker Memorial Window
Description: floral [EAGLE1899B]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1899B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Agnes Northrop [EAGLE1899A, EAGLE1899B]
Memorial details: Robert H. Baker (d. 11 Apr 1898, aged 45) [EAGLE1899A, EAGLE1899B, EAGLE1898]
Donor:
Date: Unveiled Easter Sunday, 2 Apr 1899 [EAGLE1899A]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Floral
Same as item: Possibly 3.39.1.2

References

AIA1978: AIA Guide to New York City, Norval White and Elliot Willensky (1978, p. 514)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DT2017: Donald Traser, personal communication (23 Sep 2017)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1892: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (6 Aug 1892, p. 6)
EAGLE1898: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (12 Apr 1898, p. 5)
EAGLE1899A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (30 Mar 1899, p. 7)
EAGLE1899B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (2 Apr 1899, p. 39)
EAGLE1902: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (19 May 1902, p. 9)
EAGLE1904: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (11 Jan 1904, p. 10)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
MOBIA2012: Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion (MOBIA), Patricia C. Pongracz (ed.) (2012, p. 182)
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

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