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Trinity Church, Ossining, New York

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Site Id: 3.87.2
Rating: Unrated
Address: 7 S. Highland Avenue
Location: Ossining, New York 10562, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.16208, -73.86115
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Page 22
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1893 and Tiffany 1897 list the church under Sing Sing, the previous name for Ossining [TIFF1893, TIFF1897]
Duncan 1980 has an entry for the church under Sing Sing with nothing listed, in addition to an entry for Ossining as Tiffany 1910 has [DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910 seems to list many spurious windows for the church [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1891 [NYTR1891]
Architect: Robert W. Gibson [ORG]
Also of interest: ca. 1891 Hamilton Memorial Window, "Annunciation" and "Presentation of Jesus at the Temple", by Maitland Armstrong [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
1892 Brandreth Memorial Window, "Prodigal Son", by Maitland Armstrong [ARCH1893, YS1892, NYEP1892]
Two windows by Gorham Company [ORG]

Site Items

3.87.2.1: Churchill Memorial Window: Symbols of Trinity (1891) (Extant) item has a photo
3.87.2.2: Moore Memorial Window: Our Lord, Four Evangelists, The Holy Spirit, Alpha and Omega (1891) (Extant) item has a photo
3.87.2.3: Sing Memorial Window: The Salutation (1895) (Extant) item has a photo
3.87.2.4: ornamental windows (Unknown)
3.87.2.5: Barlow Memorial Window: The Baptism (1901) (Extant) item has a photo
3.87.2.6: Kane Memorial Window: Figure of Christ (Unknown)
3.87.2.7: McAlpin Memorial Window: Prodigal Son (Unknown)
3.87.2.8: Memorial Window: St. Agnes (Unknown)
3.87.2.9: Memorial Window: St. Eulalia (Unknown)
3.87.2.10: Memorial Window: St. Euphenia (Unknown)
3.87.2.11: Memorial Window: Symbols of the Twelve Apostles (Unknown)
3.87.2.12: Ferguson Memorial Tablet: marble tablet, inlaid with glass (1907) (Extant)

Item 3.87.2.1

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Churchill Memorial Window:  Symbols of Trinity
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Churchill Memorial Window (Sing Memorial Window)
Theme: Symbols of Trinity [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: rose window [TIFF1897, NYTR1891, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Page 22
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Marborough Churchill (26 Feb 1816 - 21 Oct 1889) and Elizabeth Louise Voris Churchill (d. 11 Jul 1880, aged 61) [NYTR1891, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: probably their children, Mary Churchill and Marlborough Churchill [TIFF1897, DEDUCED]
Date: In place when church dedicated on 29 Dec 1891 [NYTR1891]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Trinity; Rose Window
Location: west wall [ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Sing Memorial Window so possibly it was donated by a Sing [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Tiffany 1897 just calls it a rose window [TIFF1897]
Tiffany 1897 (p. 74) quotes an extract from a letter by Mary Churchill saying "we think the window very beautiful" [TIFF1897]

Item 3.87.2.2

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Moore Memorial Window:  Our Lord, Four Evangelists, The Holy Spirit, Alpha and Omega
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Moore Memorial Window
Theme: Our Lord, Four Evangelists, The Holy Spirit, Alpha and Omega [TIFF1897]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Page 22
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer: probably Edward Peck Sperry [TIFF1893, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1893 credits Sperry as the designer of a figure of St. John which is similar to the figure in this window [TIFF1893]
Tiffany 1893 also shows a design for St. Mark which is similar to the figure in this window, but without crediting the designer [TIFF1893]
Memorial details: Benjamin Moore (24 Aug 1818 - 6 Sep 1886) [ORG, NYTR1891, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Mary Elizabeth Sing Moore [NYTR1891, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: In place when church dedicated on 29 Dec 1891 [NYTR1891]
Size:
Lancets: 5 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Christ; Evangelists
Location: chancel [TIFF1897]

Item 3.87.2.3

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Sing Memorial Window:  The Salutation
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sing Memorial Window
Theme: The Salutation [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Page 22
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Nancy Brewster Sing (18 Oct 1796 - 10 Jan 1876) [INSCRIPTION, YS1895, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her daughter, Annie Sing [YS1895]
Date: Installed ca. Sep 1895 [YS1895]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND // IN LOVING MEMORY OF NANCY BREWSTER WIFE OF JOHN SING 1796-1876 // THOU LORD ART MY HOPE [PHOTO]
Category: Visitation
Location: south aisle [ORG]
After design: Painting by Albertinelli, The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, currently in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence [PHOTO, ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 just calls it a Memorial Window, without a name [TIFF1897]

Item 3.87.2.4

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Page 22
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
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Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 3.87.2.5

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Barlow Memorial Window:  The Baptism
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Barlow Memorial Window
Theme: The Baptism [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS ~ NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: William Henry Barlow (16 Jul 1827 - 12 Jan 1901) and Catherine Stratton Lent Barlow (1 Jul 1832 - 21 Dec 1891) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE, LENT1903]
Donor: their children [INSCRIPTION]
Date: 1901 [INSCRIPTION]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / William Henry and / Catherine Stratton Lent Barlow // Erected in Loving Memory / By Their Children / 1901 [PHOTO]
Category: Baptism

Item 3.87.2.6

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: Kane Memorial Window
Theme: Figure of Christ [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
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Record type: window
Designer:
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Category: Christ

Item 3.87.2.7

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: McAlpin Memorial Window
Theme: Prodigal Son [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
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Record type: window
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Category: Prodigal Son
Comment: There is an 1892 window with this theme by Maitland Armstrong, in memory of Benjamin and Virginia Graham Brandreth [ARCH1893, YS1892, NYEP1892, PHOTO]

Item 3.87.2.8

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: Memorial Window
Theme: St. Agnes [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
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Record type: window
Designer:
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Category: St. Agnes

Item 3.87.2.9

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: Memorial Window
Theme: St. Eulalia [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
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Record type: window
Designer:
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Category: St. Eulalia

Item 3.87.2.10

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: Memorial Window
Theme: St. Euphenia [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
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Record type: window
Designer:
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Category: St. Euphenia

Item 3.87.2.11

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: Memorial Window
Theme: Symbols of the Twelve Apostles [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
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Category: Apostles

Item 3.87.2.12

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Status: Extant [TGM2017]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Ferguson Memorial Tablet
Description: marble tablet, inlaid with glass [TGM2017]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [TGM2017]
Record type: mosaic (architectural)
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. George W. Ferguson (28 Mar 1840 - 23 Dec 1905) [TGM2017, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: 1907 [TGM2017]
Size:
Inscription:

References

ARCH1893: Catalogue of the Ninth Annual Exhibition of the Architectural League of New York (1893, p. lxv, entry 454)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
LENT1903: History of the Lent (van Lent) family in the United States, Genealogical and Biographical, From the Time they Left their Native Soil in Holland, 1638-1902, Nelson Burton Lent (1903, p. 114)
NYEP1892: New York Evening Post (13 Apr 1892, p. 9)
NYTR1891: New York Daily Tribune (30 Dec 1891, p. 12)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
TGM2017: Tiffany's Glass Mosaics, Kelly A. Conway and Lindsy R. Parrott (mosaic list compiled by Morgan T. Albahary) (2017, p. 243-244)
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (6 Feb 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)
YS1892: The Yonkers Statesman (1 Apr 1892, p. 3)
YS1895: The Yonkers Statesman (14 Sep 1895, p. 4)

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