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Calvary United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.1.1
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 971 Beech Avenue
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.45219, -80.01877
Tiffany 1910: Page 94
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Page 56
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 list the site under Allegheny, which is now a part of Pittsburgh [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1895 [PPO1895A, PPO1895B, PPO1895C, PPR1895]
Architect: Vrydagh and Wolfe [PPO1895B]
Also of interest:

Site Items

33.1.1.1: Horne Memorial Window: The Ascension (1895) (Extant)
33.1.1.2: Shea Memorial Window: The Resurrection (1895) (Extant)
33.1.1.3: Simpson Memorial Window: The Apocalypse (1895) (Extant)

Item 33.1.1.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Horne Memorial Window
Theme: The Ascension [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 94
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Page 56
Signature:
Other documentation: [PPO1895A, PPO1895B, PPO1895C, PPR1895, ARCH1895]
Record type: Window
Designer: Edward Peck Sperry [PPO1895B, ARCH1895]
Memorial details: Joseph Horne (11 Jan 1826 - 19 Oct 1892) [PPO1895A, PPO1895B, PPR1895, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: the trustees of the church [PPO1895B]
Date: Installed by May 1895 [PPO1895B]
Dedicated 9 Jun 1895 (with building) [PPO1895A, PPO1895C, PPR1895]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, PPO1895B]
Inscription: IN MEMORIAM. HORNE. // THE MEMORY OF THE JUST IS BLESSED. PROV. X. 7. // THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL BE IN EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE. PSA. CXII. 6. // I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH. JOB. XIX. 25. // PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD IS THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS. PSA. CXVI. 15. // AND IT CAME TO PASS, WHILE HE BLESSED THEM, HE WAS PARTED FROM THEM CARRIED UP INTO HEAVEN. // AND WHILE THEY LOOKED STEADFASTLY TOWARD HEAVEN AS HE WENT UP, BEHOLD, TWO MEN STOOD BY THEM, IN WHITE APPAREL, WHICH ALSO SAID, YE MEN OF GALILEE. [PPO1895B, PHOTO]
Category: Ascension

Item 33.1.1.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Shea Memorial Window
Theme: The Resurrection [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 94
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Page 56
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany 1896 shows a design for the window (site not specified) [TIFF1896]
Signature:
Other documentation: [PPO1895A, PPO1895B, PPO1895C, PPR1895]
Record type: Window
Designer: Edward Peck Sperry [PPO1895B, TIFF1896]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Sperry as the designer of the window (site not specified) [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Elizabeth Shea (d. 24 Aug 1887) [PPO1895A, PPO1887]
Donor: her husband, Charles Bernard Shea [PPO1895B, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Design copyright 1894 [TIFF1896]
Installed by May 1895 [PPO1895B]
Dedicated 9 Jun 1895 (with building) [PPO1895A, PPO1895C, PPR1895]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, PPO1895B]
Inscription: IN MEMORIAM. SHEA. // I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE. BECAUSE I LIVE, YE SHALL LIVE ALSO. // AND VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING, THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK, THEY CAME UNTO THE SEPULCHER AT THE RISING OF THE SUN. // IF WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED AND ROSE AGAIN, EVEN SO THEY ALSO WHICH SLEEP IN JESUS WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM. // SO THEY RAN BOTH TOGETHER, AND THE OTHER DISCIPLE DID OUTRUN PETER, AND DID COME FIRST TO THE SEPULCHER. // BLESSED AND HOLY IS HE THAT HATH PART IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION, ON SUCH THE SECOND DEATH HAVE NO POWER. [PPO1895B, PHOTO]
Category: Resurrection with Christ

Item 33.1.1.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Simpson Memorial Window
Theme: The Apocalypse [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
St. John's Vision on the Isle of Patmos [PCG1894, PPO1895A, PPR1895, ARCH1895]
Tiffany 1910: Page 94
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Page 56
Signature:
Other documentation: [PCG1894, PPO1895A, PPO1895B, PPO1895C, PPR1895, ARCH1895]
Record type: Window
Designer: Edward Peck Sperry [PPO1895B, ARCH1895]
Memorial details: Bishop Matthew Simpson (21 Jun 1811 - 18 Jun 1884) [PPO1895A, PPO1895B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his father-in-law, James Verner [PCG1894, PPO1895B, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed by May 1895 [PPO1895B]
Dedicated 9 Jun 1895 (with building) [PPO1895A, PPO1895C, PPR1895]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, PPO1895B]
Inscription: GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE. LO I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE EARTH. // IN MEMORIAM. SIMPSON. // IN THE BASE OF THE SIDE LIGHTS: BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD, YEA, SAITH THE SPIRIT, THEY MAY REST FROM THEIR LABORS AND THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM. REV. XVI. 13. // HE BEING DEAD YET SPEAKETH. HEB. XI. 4. // HIM THAT OVERCOMETH WILL I MAKE A PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE OF MY GOD, AND HE SHALL GO NO MORE OUT. REV. III. 12 [PPO1895B, PHOTO]
Category: Apocalypse; St. John
Cost: $3500 [DUNC1980]

References

ARCH1895: Catalogue of the Tenth Annual Exhibition of the Architectural League of New York (1895, p. liii-liv)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
PCG1894: Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette (20 Jul 1894, p. 8)
PHOTO: Photo of item
PPO1887: The Pittsburgh Post (25 Aug 1887, p. 2)
PPO1895A: The Pittsburgh Post (29 Mar 1895, p. 6)
PPO1895B: The Pittsburgh Post (12 May 1895, p. 5)
PPO1895C: The Pittsburgh Post (27 May 1895, p. 3)
PPR1895: The Pittsburgh Press (6 Jun 1895, 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)
TIFF1896: Memorial Windows, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1896)
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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