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Trinity Church, Potsdam, New York

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Site Id: 3.93.1
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 8 Maple Street, Fall Island
Location: Potsdam, New York 13676, USA
Lat/Lng: 44.66738, -74.98786
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Page 20
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1835 [WIKI]
Architect:
Also of interest:

Site Items

3.93.1.1: Allen Memorial Window: Light of the World (1893) (Extant)
3.93.1.2: Clarkson Memorial Window: Good Shepherd (1895) (Extant)
3.93.1.3: Usher Memorial Window: Resurrection Angel (1895) (Extant)
3.93.1.4: Clarkson Memorial Window: Christian Pathway (1910) (Extant)
3.93.1.5: Kirby Memorial Window: Good Samaritan (1907) (Extant)
3.93.1.6: Clarkson Memorial Window: Christ Blessing a Child (1920) (Extant)
3.93.1.7: Moore Memorial Window: The Children's Window (1930) (Extant)

Item 3.93.1.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Allen Memorial Window
Theme: Light of the World [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Page 20
Signature: not signed [ORG]
Other documentation: [PCF1895, HIST1896]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Aaron Townsend Hopkins (19 Nov 1800 - 28 Sep 1883) and Betsy Eastman Hopkins (17 Jan 1806 - 11 Nov 1882) [HIST1896, PCF1893, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their daughter, Charlotte Clark Hopkins (Mrs. George) Allen [PCF1893, HIST1896]
Date: Installed Mar/Apr 1893 [PCF1893]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Aaron Townsend Hopkins Born Nov. 19th 1800 Died Sept. 28th 1883 / Betsy Eastman Hopkins Born Jan 17th 1806 Died Nov 11th 1882 / And with the morn Those Angel faces smile / Which I have love long since / And lost awhile [ORG]
Category: Christ Knocking at the Door
Location: south side of nave [HIST1896]
After design: Painting, "The Light of the World", by William Holman Hunt, in Keble College, Oxford, England (1854) [HIST1896]
Restoration: Restored 1986 [ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists the window twice [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 3.93.1.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Clarkson Memorial Window
Theme: Good Shepherd [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Page 20
Signature: not signed [ORG]
Other documentation: [PCF1895, HIST1896]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Thomas Streatfeild Clarkson, III (30 Nov 1837 - 19 Aug 1894) [HIST1896, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Easter 1895 [HIST1896]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Jesus said, I am the Good Shepherd and know my sheep and give unto them eternal life [HIST1896]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
After design: Painting by Bernhard Plockhorst [HIST1896]
Comment: In 2006 a foot-wide outer pane fell from a double-layered section of the glass window, leaving a horizontal strip near the top where the sky is a deeper blue than the glassmakers intended [ORG]

Item 3.93.1.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Usher Memorial Window
Theme: Resurrection Angel [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Page 20
Signature: Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company, New York, 1895 [ORG]
Other documentation: [PCF1895, HIST1896]
Record type: Window
Designer: Louis Comfort Tiffany [HIST1896]
Memorial details: Bloomfield Usher (5 Jan 1814 - 10 Apr 1893) [PCF1895, HIST1896, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Grace Laflin Usher [PCF1895, HIST1896, FINDAGRAVE]
and daughter, Grace Usher [HIST1896, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed Nov 1895 [PCF1895]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In loving memory of Bloofield Usher, born Jan. 5, 1814, died April 10, 1893. He is not here, for he is risen. Matthew XXVIII, 6. [PCF1895]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Location: north side of nave [HIST1896]
Employees: Installed by J. Cantrill [PCF1895]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists the window twice [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 3.93.1.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Clarkson Memorial Window
Theme: Christian Pathway [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
The Path of Life [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios, New York [ORG]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Frederica Clarkson (28 Jun 1846 - 14 Apr 1909) [INSCRIPTION, PCF1910, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Installed ca. Mar 1910 [PCF1910]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Thou shall / show me the path / of life, in thy presence / is the fullness of joy / and at the right hand / there is pleasure for / evermore // Born / June 28 / 1846 // To the Glory of God and /in Loving Memory of / Frederica Clarkson // Died / April 14 / 1909 [PHOTO, ORG]
Category: Christian Path

Item 3.93.1.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Kirby Memorial Window
Theme: Good Samaritan [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 30
Duncan 1980: Page 206
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios [PCF1968]
Other documentation: [PCF1907, CHU1907]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Reynold Marvin Kirby (6 Apr 1884 - 6 Feb 1906), rector of church from 1882 to 1906 [PCF1907, OA1907, CHU1907, PCF1906]
Donor: his friends in the parish [OA1907, CHU1907]
in particular Edward W. Flagg [PCF1907]
Date: Unveiled 6 Feb 1907 (the first anniversary of Rev. Kirby's death) [PCF1907, OA1907, CHU1907]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me // To the Glory of God, and In loving memory of the Reverend Reynold Marvin Kirby, D.D., Rector January 7, 1882 - February 6, 1906 [PCF1907]
Category: Good Samaritan

Item 3.93.1.6

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Clarkson Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing a Child [PCF1930, ECR1930, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios, N.Y. 1920 [ORG]
Other documentation: [PCF1920, RDS1920]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Miss Elizabeth Clarkson (30 Apr 1833 - 7 Jan 1918) [PCF1920, RDS1920, INSCRIPTION]
Donor: her sister, Miss Lavina Clarkson [PCF1920, RDS1920]
Date: Dedicated 31 Oct 1920 [PCF1920]
Dedicated All Saints' Day, 1 Nov 1920 [RDS1920]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "WHO SHALL SO RECEIVE ONE SUCH LITTLE CHILD IN MY NAME RECEIVETH ME" / ST. MATTHEW XVIII:5 // TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / APR 30 1833 ELIZABETH CLARKSON JAN 7 1918 [PHOTO, ORG]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
Restoration: Restored 1986 [ORG]

Item 3.93.1.7

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Moore Memorial Window
Theme: The Children's Window [PCF1930, ECR1930, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [ORG]
Other documentation: [PCF1930, ECR1930]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Emilie Vallete Clarkson (Mrs. William Alonzo) Moore [PCF1930, ECR1930, WEB]
Date: Unveiled Palm Sunday, 13 Apr 1930 [PCF1930, ECR1930]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: The Children's Window [PHOTO]
Category: Madonna
After design: Painting by Ludwig Knaus, "Madonna and Child with Cherubs" [PCF1930, ECR1930]

References

CHU1907: The Churchman (2 Mar 1907, p. 331)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
ECR1930: The Essex County Republican (25 Apr 1930, p. 7)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1896: An Historical Sketch of Trinity Church, Potsdam New York 1835-1896, A.C. (Annie C. Clarkson) (1896, p. 174)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
OA1907: The Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Weekly Democrat (14 Feb 1907, p. 1)
ORG: Organization
PCF1893: Potsdam Courier Freeman (29 Mar 1893, p. 3)
PCF1895: Potsdam Courier Freeman (13 Nov 1895, p. 3)
PCF1906: Potsdam Courier Freeman (7 Feb 1906, p. 5)
PCF1907: Potsdam Courier Freeman (13 Feb 1907, p. 3)
PCF1910: Potsdam Courier Freeman (30 Mar 1910, p. 5)
PCF1920: Potsdam Courier Freeman (3 Nov 1920, p. 1)
PCF1930: Potsdam Courier Freeman (16 Apr 1930, p. 1)
PCF1968: Potsdam Courier Freeman (1 Feb 1968, p. 12)
PHOTO: Photo of item
RDS1920: The Rome Daily Sentinel (2 Nov 1920, p. 8)
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information
WIKI: Wikipedia

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