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North Baptist Church, Port Chester, New York

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Site Id: 3.91.2
Rating: 1 star
Address: 284 King Street
Location: Port Chester, New York 10573, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.00708, -73.66463
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1923-1924 [YONK1983]
Architect: Ernest Flagg [NYDN1981, YONK1984]
Also of interest: ca. 1924 window, "Annunciation to the Shepherds", by Payne Studios [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
ca. 1924 window, "Baptism", by Payne Studios [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
ca. 1924 window, "Gethsemane", by Payne Studios [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
1925 Stearns Memorial Window, "Boy Christ", by Payne Studios [PCDI1925A, PCDI1925B, PCDI1925C, DEDUCED]
1926 Bitz Memorial Window, "Ascension", by Payne Studios [PCDI1926A, NYT1926]
1926 Evans Memorial Window, "Sermon on the Mount", by Payne Studios [PCDI1926B, PCDI1926C]
1927 World War I Memorial Window, "Crucifixion", by Payne Studios [PCDI1927A, PCDI1927B, PCDI1927C]
1927 Smith Memorial Window, "Resurrection", by Payne Studios [PCDI1927C, PCDI1927D, PCDI1927E, DEDUCED]
1928 Wessels Memorial Window, "Triumphal Entry", by Payne Studios [PCDI1928, DEDUCED]
1930 Evans Memorial Window, "Christ Healing the Sick", by Payne Studios [PCDI1930, DEDUCED]

Site Items

3.91.2.1: Leask Memorial Window: Christ Walking on Water (1898) (Removed)
3.91.2.2: Lesher Memorial Window: Baptism (1898) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 3.91.2.1

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

Status: Removed [WN1990]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Leask Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Walking on Water [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 9
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYEP1898]
Designer:
Memorial details: Henry G. Leask (21 Sep 1819 - 18 Oct 1893) [NYT1898A, NYT1898B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: George Leask [NYEP1898, NYT1898A, NYT1898B]
Leask family [NYT1984, YONK1984]
Date: Dedicated 20 Nov 1898 [NYT1898A, NYT1898B]
Size: 13' high x 5' wide [NYT1984]
Inscription:
Category: Christ Walking on Water
Cost: Leask and Lesher windows together nearly $10000 [NYEP1898]
History: Originally in Baptist Church of the Epiphany, Manhattan, NY (SITE:1.1.41), obtained by Arthur Lesher for North Baptist Church in ca. 1922 [NYDN1981, NYT1984, YONK1983, YONK1984]
Sold in 1989 [WN1990]
Comment: Window was never installed in North Baptist Church but was stored in the bell tower [NYDN1981, NYT1984, YONK1983, YONK1984]
Part of window was displayed in 1984 at the exhibition ''Louis Comfort Tiffany's Brilliance in Glass'' at the Neuberger Museum of the State University of New York at Purchase [NYT1984, YONK1984]
Same as item: 1.1.41.1

Item 3.91.2.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Lesher Memorial Window
Theme: Baptism [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 9
Duncan 1980: Page 202
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [NYEP1898]
Designer:
Memorial details: Stephen Rosson Lesher (13 Jul 1830 - 28 Nov 1895) [INSCRIPTION, NYT1898A, NYT1898B, FINDAGRAVE]
and also Emilie Theresa Sniffin Lesher (26 Sept 1835 - 27 Sept 1922) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their son, Arthur Lawrence Lesher [NYEP1898, NYT1898A, NYT1898B, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Dedicated 20 Nov 1898 [NYT1898A, NYT1898B]
Size: each panel 12' high x 6' wide [NYDN1981, YONK1984]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, NYT1898A, NYDN1981, NYT1984, YONK1984]
Inscription: BLESS THE LORD YE HIS ANGELS THAT EXCEL IN STRENGTH THAT / DO HIS COMMANDMENTS HEARKENING VNTO THE VOICE OF HIS WORD // TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / STEPHEN R AND EMILIE T LESHER / *1830 +1895 *1835 +1922 // YE SHALL SEE HEAVEN OPEN AND THE ANGELS OF GOD / ASCENDING AND DESCENDING VPON THE SON OF MAN. [PHOTO]
Category: Baptism
Location: north wall [YONK1984, STREETVIEW]
Cost: Lesher and Leask windows together nearly $10000 [NYEP1898]
History: Originally in Baptist Church of the Epiphany, Manhattan, NY (SITE:1.1.41), obtained by Arthur Lesher for North Baptist Church in ca. 1922 [NYDN1981, NYT1984, YONK1983, YONK1984]
Comment: Window date not consistent with window signature so latter was probably added in ca. 1923 [DEDUCED]
Inscription was modified to include Emilie Lesher when window was installed in North Baptist Church [DEDUCED]
Same as item: 1.1.41.2

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYDN1981: New York Daily News (27 Dec 1981, Westchester section, p. 1)
NYEP1898: New York Evening Post (26 Mar 1898, p. 22)
NYT1898A: New York Times (19 Nov 1898, p. 5)
NYT1898B: New York Times (21 Nov 1898, p. 2)
NYT1926: New York Times (5 Apr 1926, p. 4)
NYT1984: New York Times (5 Feb 1984)
PCDI1925A: Port Chester Daily Item (27 May 1925, p. 1)
PCDI1925B: Port Chester Daily Item (25 Jul 1925, p. 1)
PCDI1925C: Port Chester Daily Item (27 Jul 1925, p. 1, 5)
PCDI1926A: Port Chester Daily Item (3 Apr 1926, p. 10)
PCDI1926B: Port Chester Daily Item (31 Jul 1926, p. 1)
PCDI1926C: Port Chester Daily Item (2 Aug 1926, p. 1)
PCDI1927A: Port Chester Daily Item (6 Apr 1927, p. 2)
PCDI1927B: Port Chester Daily Item (9 Apr 1927, p. 1)
PCDI1927C: Port Chester Daily Item (11 Apr 1927, p. 1)
PCDI1927D: Port Chester Daily Item (16 Apr 1927, p. 2)
PCDI1927E: Port Chester Daily Item (18 Apr 1927, p. 2)
PCDI1928: Port Chester Daily Item (17 Nov 1928, p. 1)
PCDI1930: Port Chester Daily Item (17 Apr 1930, p. 10)
PHOTO: Photo of item
STREETVIEW: Google StreetView
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)
WN1990: Westmore News (courtesy Jananne Abel, editor), Yvette Kahn (1 Mar 1990, p. 1, 6)
YONK1983: Yonkers Herald Statesman (4 Sep 1983, section E, p. 3)
YONK1984: Yonkers Herald Statesman (2 Mar 1984, section C, p. 9)

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