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Central Presbyterian Church, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.16.2
Rating: 1 star
Address: 40 Lincoln Way West
Location: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.93742, -77.66182
Tiffany 1910: Page 95
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1869-1871 [CPO1938A]
Architect:
Comment: Building was badly damaged by fire, 27 Oct 1938, and seven memorial windows were damaged or destroyed [CPO1938A, CPO1938B]
Restoration: Payne-Spiers repaired the surviving windows after the 1938 fire for a cost of $2987 [ORG]
Also of interest: 1936 Hoerner Memorial Window, "Annunciation to the Shepherds", by Miller Art Glass Studio [CPO1936]

Site Items

33.16.2.1: Cree Memorial Window: Good Shepherd (1905) (Extant)
33.16.2.2: ornamental windows (1905) (Partly extant)
33.16.2.3: Sherrard Memorial Window: I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life (1906) (Extant)
33.16.2.4: Cree Memorial Window: Boy Christ in the Temple (1915) (Extant)
33.16.2.5: McLanahan Memorial Window: landscape (1914) (Likely destroyed)
33.16.2.6: Austin Memorial Window: The Ascension (1906) (Extant)

Item 33.16.2.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cree Memorial Window
Theme: Good Shepherd [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 95
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [CVS1905C, CPO1905A, CPO1905B]
Designer: Frederick Wilson [CVS1905C, TIFF1896]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: John Elliott Cree (16 Jul 1805 - 21 Feb 1890) and Jemima Kirby Cree (Nov 1800 - 23 Mar 1892) [INSCRIPTION, CVS1905C, CPO1905A, CPO1905B, FINDAGRAVE, CREE1914]
Donor: their son, Thomas Kirby Cree [CPO1905B]
Date: Installed end of Jun 1905 [CVS1905B, CVS1905C, CPO1905A]
Unveiled 2 Jul 1905 [CVS1905C, CPO1905A]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO, CVS1905C, CPO1905A]
Inscription: THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD // I SHALL NOT WANT // IN LOVING MEMORY OF / JOHN CREE / 1805 - 1890 // IN LOVING MEMORY OF / JEMIMA KIRBY CREE / 1800 - 1892 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
Cost: $850 [ORG]

Item 33.16.2.2

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

Status: Partly extant [ORG, PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 95
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [CVS1905A, CPO1905B, HSI1905]
Designer: Frederick Wilson [CVS1905C]
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: Installed end of Jun 1905 [CVS1905B, CVS1905C]
Unveiled 2 Jul 1905 [CVS1905C]
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Comment: There were originally 18 ornamental windows but some have been replaced [ORG, CVS1905C, CPO1905B, HSI1905]

Item 33.16.2.3

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

Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sherrard Memorial Window
Theme: I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 95
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [CVS1906A]
Designer:
Memorial details: Thomas Johnston Sherrard (25 Feb 1845 - 10 Jul 1905) [CVS1906A, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Mary Rachel Campbell Sherrard [ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Unveiled Easter Sunday, 15 Apr 1906 [CVS1906B, DEDUCED]
Inscription:
Category: Christ

Item 33.16.2.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cree Memorial Window
Theme: Boy Christ in the Temple [CPO1915A]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [CPO1915A, CPO1915B, CREE1915]
Designer:
Memorial details: Thomas Kirby Cree (27 Aug 1836 - 3 Dec 1912) [INSCRIPTION, CPO1915A, CPO1915C, CONT1915, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated Easter Sunday, 4 Apr 1915 [CPO1915B, CPO1915C, CONT1915]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO, CPO1915A]
Inscription: WIST YE NOT THAT I MUST BE / ABOUT MY FATHERS BUSINESS? // IN LOVING MEMORY OF / THOMAS KIRBY CREE / 1836 - 1912 // FOR MANY YEARS LEADER / IN THE WORLD WIDE WORK / OF THE Y.M.C.A. [PHOTO, CPO1915A]
Category: Disputation in the Temple

Item 33.16.2.5

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

Status: Likely destroyed [DEDUCED]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: McLanahan Memorial Window
Description: landscape [CPO1914]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [CPO1914, CONT1914]
Designer:
Memorial details: Rebekah A. Austin McLanahan (4 Aug 1846 - 6 Oct 1912) [CPO1914, CONT1914, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her husband, Dr. Thomas Johnston McLanahan [CPO1914, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed Mar 1914 [CPO1914]
Lancets: 2 [CPO1914]
Inscription: In loving memory of Rebekah Austin McLanahan August 4, 1846 - October 6, 1912 // Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee. [CPO1914]
Category: Landscape

Item 33.16.2.6

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Austin Memorial Window
Theme: The Ascension [CVS1906B]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [CVS1906A, CVS1906B]
Designer:
Memorial details: James C. Austin (1825-1869) and Sarah E. Austin (1824-1895) [CVS1906A, CVS1906B]
Donor: their daughter, Rebekah A. Austin McLanahan [CVS1906A, CVS1906B, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Unveiled Easter Sunday, 15 Apr 1906 [CVS1906B]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, CVS1906B]
Inscription: I am Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. // In loving memory of James C. Austin - 1825-1869 and Sarah E. Austin - 1824-1895. // While they beheld He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. [CVS1906B]
Category: Ascension
Location: front of church [CPO1938A, STREETVIEW]
Comment: Badly damaged in the 1938 fire [CPO1938A]

References

CONT1914: The Continent (19 Mar 1914, p. 388)
CONT1915: The Continent (29 Apr 1915, p. 550)
CPO1905A: Chambersburg Public Opinion (3 Jul 1905, p. 1)
CPO1905B: Chambersburg Public Opinion (via the church), Rev. A.F. Waldo (Jul 1905)
CPO1914: Chambersburg Public Opinion (13 Mar 1914, p. 3)
CPO1915A: Chambersburg Public Opinion (20 Mar 1915, p. 1)
CPO1915B: Chambersburg Public Opinion (22 Mar 1915, p. 2)
CPO1915C: Chambersburg Public Opinion (5 Apr 1915, p. 3)
CPO1936: Chambersburg Public Opinion (22 May 1936, p. 1)
CPO1938A: Chambersburg Public Opinion (27 Oct 1938, p. 1)
CPO1938B: Chambersburg Public Opinion (28 Oct 1938, p. 1)
CREE1914: Thomas Kirby Cree, a Memorial, John K. Cree and H.S. Ninde (ed.) (1914, p. 19, 22, 29, 30, 179)
CREE1915: Letter from J.W. Cree, Jr., to Blake Harper (treasurer, Central Presbyterian Church) (courtesy of the church) (13 May 1915)
CVS1905A: Chambersburg Valley Spirit (19 Apr 1905, p. 1)
CVS1905B: Chambersburg Valley Spirit (28 Jun 1905, p. 8)
CVS1905C: Chambersburg Valley Spirit (5 Jul 1905, p. 5)
CVS1906A: Chambersburg Valley Spirit (4 Apr 1906, p. 8)
CVS1906B: Chambersburg Valley Spirit (18 Apr 1906, p. 4)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HSI1905: Harrisburg Star-Independent (18 Apr 1905, p. 4)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
STREETVIEW: Google StreetView
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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