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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: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1869-1874 [SNC1938]
Architect:
Comment: Building was badly damaged by fire 27 Oct 1938 [SNC1938]
Some windows were lost and the others needed repair [ORG]
The church says there are more Tiffany windows in the sanctuary [ORG]
Restoration: Payne-Spiers repaired the surviving windows after the 1938 fire for a cost of $2987 [ORG]
Also of interest:

Site Items

33.16.2.1: Cree Memorial Window: Good Shepherd (1905) (Extant)
33.16.2.2: ornamental windows (1905) (Extant)
33.16.2.3: Sherrard Memorial Window: I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life (1907) (Extant)
33.16.2.4: Cree Memorial Window: Boy Christ in the Temple (1915) (Extant)
33.16.2.5: McLanahan Memorial Window (1914) (Unknown)

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: [PO1905]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: John Elliott Cree (16 Jul 1805 - 21 Feb 1890) and Jemima Kirby Cree (Nov 1800 - 23 Mar 1892) [INSCRIPTION, PO1905, FINDAGRAVE, CREE1914]
Donor: their son, Thomas Kirby Cree [PO1905]
Date: Installed 1905 [PO1905]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
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: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 95
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [HSI1905, PO1905]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Rebekah A. Austin (Mrs. Johnston) McLanahan [ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed 1905 [HSI1905, PO1905]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Comment: There were originally 18 ornamental windows but some have been replaced [HSI1905, PO1905, ORG]

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:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Thomas Johnston Sherrard (25 Feb 1845 - 10 Jul 1905) [ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Mary Rachel Campbell Sherrard [ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed 1907 [ORG]
Size:
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 [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [CREE1915]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Thomas Kirby Cree (27 Aug 1836 - 3 Dec 1912) [INSCRIPTION, CONT1915, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 4 Apr 1915 [CONT1915]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
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]
Category: Disputation in the Temple

Item 33.16.2.5

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: McLanahan Memorial Window
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [CONT1914]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rebekah A. Austin McLanahan (1845 - 6 Oct 1912) [CONT1914, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Installed ca. Mar 1914 [CONT1914]
Size:
Inscription:

References

CONT1914: The Continent (19 Mar 1914, p. 388)
CONT1915: The Continent (29 Apr 1915, p. 550)
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) (13 May 1915)
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
PO1905: Public Opinion (via the church), Rev. A.F. Waldo (Jul 1905)
SNC1938: Shippensburg News-Chronicle (28 Oct 1938, p. 1)
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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