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First Unitarian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Site Id: 32.4.9
Rating: 1 star
Address: 536 Linton Street
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio 45219, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.13203, -84.49794
Tiffany 1910: Page 90
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the First Congregational Church and it was also called First Unitarian Congregational Church [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1888-1889 [ORG]
Architect:
Also of interest:

Site Items

32.4.9.1: Founders Memorial Window: Truth (1900) (Extant)
32.4.9.2: Thayer Memorial Window: Kiss of Charity (1922) (Extant)
32.4.9.3: Thayer Memorial Window: Moses (1926) (Extant)

Item 32.4.9.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Founders Memorial Window (Thompson Memorial Window)
Theme: Truth [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 90
Duncan 1980: Page 218
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [HIST1912, HIST1917]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [HIST1917]
Memorial details: Timothy Flint, William Greene, Abigail Lyman Greene, Timothy Walker, Elisha Brigham, George Carlisle, Robert B. Bowler, Nathan Guilford, Edmund Dexter, Charles Stetson, Rebecca R. Stetson, William Goodman, Charles Fisher, James Handasyd Perkins, Sarah Elliott Perkins, William S. Sampson, Samuel Davis, Jr., Rowland Ellis, John R. Child, Hannah R. Child, James Ryland, Anne Ryland, Davis B. Lawler, Rukard Hurd, Charles D. Dana, Sarah Lyman Dana, Francis Donaldson, John G. Anthony, Annie R. Anthony, William D. Gallagher, Edward Page Cranch, Richard B. Field, Elizabeth Dana Field, Joseph Rawson, Jacob Hoffner, John K. Coolidge, George H. Hill, John W. Hartwell [HIST1917]
Donor: descendants of the founders of the church, in particular the Sampson family [HIST1912, HIST1917]
Date: Dedicated 27 May 1900 [HIST1917]
Size:
Inscription: TRUTH // LOVE // PATIENCE // FREEDOM // JUSTICE // COURAGE // RIGHTEOUSNESS [PHOTO]
On bronze tablet below window: In grateful memory of Timothy Flint, William Greene, Abigail Lyman Greene, Timothy Walker, Elisha Brigham, George Carlisle, Robert B. Bowler, Nathan Guilford, Edmund Dexter, Charles Stetson, Rebecca R. Stetson, William Goodman, Charles Fisher, James Handasyd Perkins, Sarah Elliott Perkins, William S. Sampson, Samuel Davis, Jr., Rowland Ellis, John R. Child, Hannah R. Child, James Ryland, Anne Ryland, Davis B. Lawler, Rukard Hurd, Charles D. Dana, Sarah Lyman Dana, Francis Donaldson, John G. Anthony, Annie R. Anthony, William D. Gallagher, Edward Page Cranch, Richard B. Field, Elizabeth Dana Field, Joseph Rawson, Jacob Hoffner, John K. Coolidge, George H. Hill, John W. Hartwell, Founders of the First Congregational Unitarian Church of Cincinnati, who by their character and devotion made possible its permanence unto this day. Upon the Seventieth Anniversary of the dedication of the first house of worship this window and tablet are placed here by their descendants, May XXIIIÑ MDCCCC. [HIST1917]
Category: Truth; Rose Window
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Thompson Memorial Window for reasons which are not clear, unless this is a misspelling of Sampson, because Ellen P. Sampson was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, HIST1912, DEDUCED]
Comment: The bronze table was installed 25 Jul 1900 [HIST1917]

Item 32.4.9.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thayer Memorial Window
Theme: Kiss of Charity [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany [DT2011]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Katherine Abbot Thayer (17 Dec 1846 - 5 Jan 1922) [INSCRIPTION, CE1922, KAT1922, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: the congregation [ORG, CE1922]
Date: Dedicated 17 Dec 1922 [CE1922, KAT1922]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF KATHERINE ABBOT THAYER / WIFE OF THE MINISTER OF THIS CHURCH WHICH SHE SERVED / FOR 40 YEARS FROM 1882 TO 1922 [PHOTO, CE1922]
Category: Charity

Item 32.4.9.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thayer Memorial Window
Theme: Moses [CE1926B, CE1926C, REGIS1927]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany [DT2011]
Other documentation: [CE1926A, REGIS1927]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. George Augustine Thayer (6 Dec 1839 - 3 Oct 1925), pastor 1882-1916 [INSCRIPTION, CE1926A, CE1926B, CE1926C, REGIS1927, FINDAGRAVE, ORG]
Donor: friends [CE1926A, CE1926B, CE1926C]
Date: Dedicated 12 Dec 1926 [CE1926B, CE1926C]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF GEORGE AUGUSTINE THAYER / VALIANT CITIZEN ** SCHOLAR DEVOTED ** [PHOTO]
Category: Moses

References

CE1922: Cincinnati Enquirer (16 Dec 1922, p. 8)
CE1926A: Cincinnati Enquirer (22 Feb 1926, p. 9)
CE1926B: Cincinnati Enquirer (11 Dec 1926, p. 3)
CE1926C: Cincinnati Enquirer (13 Dec 1926, p. 11)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DT2011: Donald Traser, personal communication (23 Dec 2011)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1912: Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912, George A. Thayer (Charles Frederic Goss, ed.) (1912, Vol. I, p. 545)
HIST1917: The First Congregational Church of Cincinnati (Unitarian): A History, George Augustine Thayer (1917, p. 50-51)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
KAT1922: Services of Dedication of a Memorial Window to Katherine Abbot Thayer (1922)
ORG: Organisation
PHOTO: Photo of item
REGIS1927: The Christian Register (3 Feb 1927, p. 99)
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (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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