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Church of the New Jerusalem, Cincinnati, Ohio

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The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 32.4.8
Rating: Nothing
Address: Corner of Oak Street and Winslow Avenue
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio 45206, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.12947, -84.49618
Tiffany 1910: Page 90
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Demolished
Building date: 1902-1903 [CE1902, CE1903]
Architect: Elmer & Anderson [CE1902]
Comment: Building demolished ca. 1965 [ORG_NEW, CE1965, DEDUCED]
Also of interest:

Site Items

32.4.8.1: Mercer Memorial Window: Christ on Road to Emmaus (1907) (Removed)
32.4.8.2.a: Allen Memorial Window: Angels Representing Seven Churches (1903) (Removed)
32.4.8.2.b: Allen Memorial Window: Angels Representing Seven Churches (1903) (Removed)
32.4.8.2.c: Allen Memorial Window: Angels Representing Seven Churches (1903) (Removed)
32.4.8.2.d: Allen Memorial Window: Angels Representing Seven Churches (1903) (Removed)
32.4.8.2.e: Allen Memorial Window: Angels Representing Seven Churches (1903) (Removed)
32.4.8.2.f: Allen Memorial Window: Angels Representing Seven Churches (1903) (Removed)
32.4.8.2.g: Allen Memorial Window: Angels Representing Seven Churches (1903) (Removed)

Item 32.4.8.1

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

Status: Removed [DEDUCED]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Mercer Memorial Window (Lawson Memorial Window)
Theme: Christ on Road to Emmaus [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 90
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NCM1906, CP1907, KP1907]
Designer: Frederick Wilson [NCM1906]
Memorial details: Rev. Lewis Pyle Mercer (27 Jun 1847 - 6 Jul 1906) [INSCRIPTION, NCM1906, CP1907, NCM1907, KP1907, BET1906]
Donor: Cincinnati Society and friends [NCM1906]
Date: Funds being raised Dec 1906 [NCM1906]
Dedicated 2 Jun 1907 [CP1907, NCM1907, KP1907]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Abide with us / To the Glory of God and In Memory of / 1847 Reverend Lewis Pyle Mercer 1906 [PHOTO]
Category: Emmaus
History: Currently located in The Gelman Stained Glass Museum, San Juan, TX (SITE:38.15.1) [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Lawson Memorial Window because Fenton Lawson was chairman of the Committee on the Mercer Memorial, and so organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, NCM1906, DEDUCED]

Item 32.4.8.2.a

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

Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Allen Memorial Window
Theme: Angels Representing Seven Churches [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: Ephesus [INSCRIPTION]
Tiffany 1910: Page 90
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Allen and Mary Allen [ORG_NEW]
Donor: New Church Society of Glendale, OH [NCM1903, ORG_NEW]
Date: In place when building dedicated on 1 Nov 1903 [NCM1903, KP1903]
Size: 96.5" high x 22.5" wide [FREE2020]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Inscription: EPHESUS // To him that overcometh / will I give to eat of the tree / of life, which is in the midst / of the paradise of God. / Rev. II:7 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Angel
Location: chancel [NCM1903, KP1903, NCM1904]
History: Purchased by the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, ca. 1964 [FREE2020]
Purchased by the Church of the New Jerusalem, ca. 1964 [FREE2020]
Acquired by the Swedenborgian Church at Temenos, West Chester, PA, ca. 1980s [FREE2020]
In storage for many years until being re-discovered in a barn in 2001 [ORG_NEW]
From 2007 to 2016 the seven angels were the main feature of the travelling exhibit "In Company With Angels" [ORG_NEW]
Sold at Freeman's Auction, Philadelphia, lot 1, 10 Nov 2020, for $705000 (including buyer's premium) [FREE2020]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 just calls this a Memorial Window, without a name [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 32.4.8.2.b

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

Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Allen Memorial Window
Theme: Angels Representing Seven Churches [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: Smyrna [INSCRIPTION]
Tiffany 1910: Page 90
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Allen and Mary Allen [ORG_NEW]
Donor: New Church Society of Glendale, OH [NCM1903, ORG_NEW]
Date: In place when building dedicated on 1 Nov 1903 [NCM1903, KP1903]
Size: 96.5" high x 22.5" wide [FREE2020]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Inscription: SMYRNA // Be thou faithful unto / death, and I will give / thee a crown of life. / Rev. II:10 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Angel
Location: chancel [NCM1903, KP1903, NCM1904]

Item 32.4.8.2.c

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

Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Allen Memorial Window
Theme: Angels Representing Seven Churches [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: Pergamos [INSCRIPTION]
Tiffany 1910: Page 90
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Allen and Mary Allen [ORG_NEW]
Donor: New Church Society of Glendale, OH [NCM1903, ORG_NEW]
Date: In place when building dedicated on 1 Nov 1903 [NCM1903, KP1903]
Size: 96.5" high x 22.5" wide [FREE2020]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Inscription: PERGAMOS // To him that overcometh / will I give a white stone / and in the stone a new / name written. / Rev. II:17 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Angel
Location: chancel [NCM1903, KP1903, NCM1904]

Item 32.4.8.2.d

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

Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Allen Memorial Window
Theme: Angels Representing Seven Churches [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: Thyatira [INSCRIPTION]
Tiffany 1910: Page 90
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Allen and Mary Allen [ORG_NEW]
Donor: New Church Society of Glendale, OH [NCM1903, ORG_NEW]
Date: In place when building dedicated on 1 Nov 1903 [NCM1903, KP1903]
Size: 96.5" high x 22.5" wide [FREE2020]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Inscription: THYATIRA // He that overcometh, will / I give power over the na- / tions - and I will give him the morning star. / Rev. II:26 Rev. II:28 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Angel
Location: chancel [NCM1903, KP1903, NCM1904]

Item 32.4.8.2.e

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

Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Allen Memorial Window
Theme: Angels Representing Seven Churches [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: Sardis [INSCRIPTION]
Tiffany 1910: Page 90
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Allen and Mary Allen [ORG_NEW]
Donor: New Church Society of Glendale, OH [NCM1903, ORG_NEW]
Date: In place when building dedicated on 1 Nov 1903 [NCM1903, KP1903]
Size: 96.5" high x 22.5" wide [FREE2020]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Inscription: SARDIS // He that overcometh, the same / shall be clothed in white; and / I will not blot out his name / out of the book of life. / Rev. III:5 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Angel
Location: chancel [NCM1903, KP1903, NCM1904]

Item 32.4.8.2.f

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

Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Allen Memorial Window
Theme: Angels Representing Seven Churches [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: Philadelphia [INSCRIPTION]
Tiffany 1910: Page 90
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Allen and Mary Allen [ORG_NEW]
Donor: New Church Society of Glendale, OH [NCM1903, ORG_NEW]
Date: In place when building dedicated on 1 Nov 1903 [NCM1903, KP1903]
Size: 96.5" high x 22.5" wide [FREE2020]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Inscription: PHILADELPHIA // Him that overcometh will / I make a pillar in the temple / of my God - and I will write / upon him my new name. / Rev. III:12 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Angel
Location: chancel [NCM1903, KP1903, NCM1904]

Item 32.4.8.2.g

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

Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Allen Memorial Window
Theme: Angels Representing Seven Churches [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Description: Laodicea [INSCRIPTION]
Tiffany 1910: Page 90
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO, FREE2020]
Other documentation: [NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Allen and Mary Allen [ORG_NEW]
Donor: New Church Society of Glendale, OH [NCM1903, ORG_NEW]
Date: In place when building dedicated on 1 Nov 1903 [NCM1903, KP1903]
Size: 96.5" high x 22.5" wide [FREE2020]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, NCM1903, NCM1904, KP1903]
Inscription: LAODICEA // To him that over- / cometh will I grant / to sit with me in / my throne. / Rev. III:21 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Angel
Location: chancel [NCM1903, KP1903, NCM1904]

References

BET1906: Boston Evening Transcript (10 Jul 1906, p. 5)
CE1902: Cincinnati Enquirer (20 Jul 1902, p. 16)
CE1903: Cincinnati Enquirer (1 Nov 1903, p. 3)
CE1965: Cincinnati Enquirer (28 May 1965, p. 9)
CP1907: Cincinnati Post (29 May 1907, p. 7)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FREE2020: Freeman's website (11 Nov 2020)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
KP1903: Kentucky Post (31 Oct 1903, p. 7)
KP1907: Kentucky Post (29 May 1907, p. 7)
NCM1903: New-Church Messenger (11 Nov 1903, Vol. LXXXV, No. 19, p. 299)
NCM1904: New-Church Messenger (18 May 1904, Vol. LXXXVI, No. 20, p. 292)
NCM1906: New-Church Messenger (19 Dec 1906, p. 394-395)
NCM1907: New-Church Messenger (12 Jun 1907, p. 376-377)
ORG_NEW: Organization that is new owner
PHOTO: Photo of item
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)

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