home | site | date | map | rating | photo | designer | category | status | confidence | other

Church of the Messiah, Paterson, New Jersey

Note: the text in the square brackets ([...]) are a short form of references which have been used to deduce the corresponding information.
The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 30.41.1
Rating: 1 star
Other name(s): Church of the Redeemer
Address: 375 Van Houten Street
Location: Paterson, New Jersey 07501, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.91823, -74.15949
Tiffany 1910: Page 86
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Page 52
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1885-1886 [ORG]
Architect: J.C. Cady & Company [ORG]
Comment: Building was badly damaged by fire, 5 Jul 1928 [PMC1928, PDN1928, NYT1928, PMC1930B]
Church of the Redeemer merged with Second Presbyterian Church after the fire to become Church of the Messiah [PMC1930B]
In ca. 1922, Mae Anderson Bell (Mrs. Edward) Van Ingen (d. 1952) had a design made for a mosaic panel in the church in memory of her father, Edward Theodore Bell, which is illustrated in Tiffany 1922, but in the end a bronze tablet, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Bell, was made [TIFF1922, MET1967, PMC1922]
Also of interest: 1911 Magie Memorial Florentine mosaic tablet, "St. Simeon and the Child Jesus in the Temple" [PMC1911]

Site Items

30.41.1.1: Hornblower Memorial Window: Christ the Great Teacher (Likely destroyed)
30.41.1.2: Hobart Memorial Window: Christ with eight medallions each with two angel heads (1930) (Extant)

Item 30.41.1.1

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

Status: Likely destroyed [PMC1928, PDN1928, PMC1930B, DEDUCED]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hornblower Memorial Window
Theme: Christ the Great Teacher [PMC1918]
Tiffany 1910: Page 86
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Page 52
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. William Henry Hornblower (21 Mar 1820 - 16 Jul 1883) [PMC1897, PMC1918, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date:
Inscription: In affectionate remembrance of Rev. William Henry Hornblower, D.D., who died before the building of this church, so long and earnestly desired by him [PMC1897]
Category: Christ

Item 30.41.1.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hobart Memorial Window
Description: Christ with eight medallions each with two angel heads [PMC1930A]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PMC1930A]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Vice President George Augustus Hobart (3 Jun 1844 - 21 Nov 1899) and Fannie (or Fanny) B. Hobart (d. Jun 1895) [PMC1930A, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: wife / mother, Esther Jane ("Jennie") Tuttle Hobart [PMC1930A, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed ca. Apr 1930 [PMC1930A]
Inscription:
Category: Christ; Rose Window
After design: The figure of Christ is after Leonardo da Vinci [PMC1930A]
Comment: The window replaced a similar 1900 window, by Church Glass and Decorating Company, which was destroyed in the fire of 1928 [NYO1900, PEN1900, NYO1906, AR1907, PMC1928, PDN1928, PMC1930B]

References

AR1907: The Architectural Record (Mar 1907, p. 165)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
MET1967: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Tiffany Studios design for mosaic panel (1967, Accession Number 67.654.18)
NYO1900: The New York Observer (29 Mar 1900, p. 30)
NYO1906: The New York Observer (6 Sep 1906, p. 289, 296)
NYT1928: New York Times (6 Jul 1928)
ORG: Organization
PDN1928: Passaic Daily News (6 Jul 1928, p. 1)
PEN1900: Paterson Evening News (5 Mar 1900, p. 1)
PHOTO: Photo of item
PMC1897: Paterson Morning Call (22 Feb 1897, p. 1)
PMC1911: Paterson Morning Call (9 Sep 1911, p. 9)
PMC1918: Paterson Morning Call (16 Mar 1918, p. 13)
PMC1922: Paterson Morning Call (27 Mar 1922, p. 1, 9)
PMC1928: Paterson Morning Call (6 Jul 1928, p. 1)
PMC1930A: Paterson Morning Call (5 Apr 1930, p. 3)
PMC1930B: Paterson Morning Call (1 Dec 1930, p. 3)
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)
TIFF1922: Memorials in Glass and Stone, Tiffany Studios, (1922, second edition)

home | site | date | map | rating | photo | designer | category | status | confidence | other