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Second Presbyterian Church, Amsterdam, New York

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Site Id: 3.5.1
Rating: Nothing
Other name(s): United Presbyterian Church
Address: 25 Church Street
Location: Amsterdam, New York 12010, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.93733, -74.19028
Tiffany 1910: Page 19
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 14
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Destroyed
Building date:
Architect:
Comment: Destroyed by fire Jan 2000 [ORG]
Also of interest:

Site Items

3.5.1.1: Shuler Memorial Window: Vision of the Angel from Revelations (1911) (Destroyed) item has a photo
3.5.1.2: Cochran Memorial Window: The Ascension (1895) (Destroyed)
3.5.1.3: Sanford Memorial Window: Paul Preaching at Athens (Destroyed)
3.5.1.4: Sanford Memorial Window: Christ and Pilgrims (Destroyed)
3.5.1.5: Morrison Memorial Window: Christ at Gethsemane (1913) (Destroyed)
3.5.1.6: McEwen Memorial Mosaic: Ascension (1923) (Destroyed) item has a photo
3.5.1.7: mosaic decoration in the apse (1902) (Destroyed)

Item 3.5.1.1

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Shuler Memorial Window:  Vision of the Angel from Revelations
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Shuler Memorial Window (Gregory Memorial Window)
Theme: Vision of the Angel from Revelations [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 19
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany photo number: 11310 [AER1911, NYO1911]
Signature:
Other documentation: [AER1911, NYO1911]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Davis W. Shuler and Helen E. Shuler [AER1911, NYO1911, INSCRIPTION]
Donor: their daughters, Mrs. Helen E. Shuler (Martin Luther) Stover and Mrs. Jessie Shuler Gregory [AER1911, NYO1911, WEB]
Date: Dedicated 15 Jan 1911 [AER1911]
Size:
Inscription: In Memory of / DAVIS D. SHULER / and / HELEN E. SHULER / By Their Daughters / Helen E. Stover and Jessie Shuler Gregory [AER1911, NYO1911]
Category: Revelation
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Gregory Memorial Window because Jessie Shuler Gregory was one of the donors and likely organised the window with the Tiffany Company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Comment: Destroyed by fire Jan 2000 [ORG]

Item 3.5.1.2

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

Status: Destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cochran(e) Memorial Window
Theme: The Ascension [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 19
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Page 14
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Alexander Gifford Cochran(e) (1803 - 13 Jan 1875) and his wife Sarah Dempster Phillips Cochran(e) (b. 1805) [AER1911, HMG1911]
Donor: their children, Mr. Cochran(e) and Mrs. Sarah Jane Cochran(e) Sanford [AER1911, HMG1911]
Date: Installed 1895 [AER1911]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ascension
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 just calls this a Memorial Window (without a name) [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Comment: Destroyed by fire Jan 2000 [ORG]
The family name is sometimes spelled as Cochran and sometimes as Cochrane [DEDUCED]

Item 3.5.1.3

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

Status: Destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sanford Memorial Window
Theme: Paul Preaching at Athens [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 19
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: John Sanford (3 Jun 1803 - 4 Oct 1857) and Mary Sanford (d. 11 Nov 1888) [AER1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their children [AER1911]
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: St. Paul
Comment: Destroyed by fire Jan 2000 [ORG]

Item 3.5.1.4

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

Status: Destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sanford Memorial Window
Theme: Christ and Pilgrims [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 19
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Sarah Jane Cochran(e) Sanford (4 Mar 1830 - 22 Mar 1901) [AER1911, AER1939, WEB]
Donor: her husband, Hon. Stephen Sanford [AER1911]
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Pilgrim
Comment: Destroyed by fire Jan 2000 [ORG]

Item 3.5.1.5

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

Status: Destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Morrison Memorial Window
Theme: Christ at Gethsemane [AER1913, SG1913]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [SG1913, AER1913]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: William T. Morrison [AER1913, SG1913, INSCRIPTION]
Donor: his wife [AER1913, SG1913]
Date: Unveiled 3 Aug 1913 [AER1913, SG1913]
Size:
Inscription: Thy will, not mine, be done. Erected in loving remembrance of William T. Morrison by his wife [AER1913]
Category: Gethsemane
Location: Grove Street (now Route 5) side of the church [AER1913, SG1913]
Comment: Destroyed by fire Jan 2000 [ORG]

Item 3.5.1.6

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McEwen Memorial Mosaic:  Ascension
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: McEwen Memorial Mosaic
Theme: Ascension [AER1922A, AER1922B, SG1922, SG1923, GMH1923, TT1923, CAN1923]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [AER1922A, AER1922B, AER1922C, SG1922, SG1923, GMH1923, TT1923, CAN1923]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer: Frederick Wilson [GMH1923]
Memorial details: Rev. Henry T. McEwen D.D. (Oct 1851 - 18 Feb 1921), pastor of church 1888-1921 [AER1922A, AER1922B, AER1922C, SG1922, SG1923, GMH1923, TT1923, CAN1923]
Donor: members of the congregation [AER1922A, AER1922B, GMH1923, TT1923, CAN1923]
and also public subscription [AER1922A, AER1922B]
Date: Money being raised Jul 1922 [AER1922B]
Design approved and contract signed, 13 Jul 1922 [AER1922C]
Dedicated Palm Sunday, 25 Mar 1923 [INSCRIPTION, SG1923, GMH1923, TT1923, CAN1923]
Size: about 12' high x 8' wide [AER1922C, SG1923]
Inscription: On mosaic: He was received up into heaven [AER1922A, SG1922, SG1923, CAN1923]
On marble tablet on vestibule wall: The mosaic panel in the chancel is in loving memory of Rev. Henry T. McEwen, D.D., pastor, 1888-1921, dedicated March 25, 1923 [SG1923, TT1923, CAN1923]
Category: Ascension
Location: chancel [SG1923, GMH1923, TT1923, CAN1923]
Cost: $10000 [AER1922A, SG1922]
Employees: Edward Stanton George and Joseph Briggs showed up in person for design approval and contract signing, 18 Jul 1922 [AER1922B]
Comment: Destroyed by fire Jan 2000 [ORG]

Item 3.5.1.7

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

Status: Destroyed [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: mosaic decoration in the apse [AER1902]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [AER1902]
Record type: Mosaic
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Unveiled 2 Nov 1902 [AER1902]
Size:
Inscription:
Employees: The work was done "under the direct supervision of Mr. Rene T. de Quelin" [AER1902]
Comment: Destroyed by fire Jan 2000 [ORG]

References

AER1902: Amsterdam Evening Recorder (29 Oct 1902, p. 5)
AER1911: Amsterdam Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat (17 Jan 1911, p. 8)
AER1913: Amsterdam Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat (4 Aug 1913, p. 8)
AER1922A: Amsterdam Evening Recorder (16 Jun 1922, p. 15)
AER1922B: Amsterdam Evening Recorder (3 Jul 1922, p. 2)
AER1922C: Amsterdam Evening Recorder (13 Jul 1922, p. 11)
AER1939: Amsterdam Evening Recorder and Daily Democrat (27 Sep 1939, p. 14)
CAN1923: The Canajoharie (21 Mar 1923, p. 1)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
GMH1923: The Gloversville Morning Herald (26 Mar 1923, p. 5)
HMG1911: Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, Cuyler Reynolds (ed.) (1911, Vol. II, p. 487)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYO1911: The New York Observer (9 Mar 1911, p. 310)
ORG: Organization
SG1913: Schenectady Gazette (6 Aug 1913, p. 7)
SG1922: Schenectady Gazette (17 Jun 1922, p. 11)
SG1923: Schenectady Gazette (24 Mar 1923, p. 2)
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)
TT1923: The Troy Times (23 Mar 1923, p. 13)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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