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St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.26.1
Rating: 3 stars
Address: 7809 Old York Road
Location: Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.07133, -75.13326
Tiffany 1910: Page 94 and 96
Duncan 1980: Page 219 and 220
Tiffany 1897: Page 56
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists the church twice, once under Elkins Park and once under Ashbourne, which is part of Elkins Park [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1861 [CENS1992]
Architect: James C. Sidney [CENS1992]
Comment: There might be two more Tiffany windows in the church [CENS1992]
Also of interest: 1961 and 1969 windows by Willet [CENS1992]

Site Items

33.26.1.1: Widener Memorial Window: The Resurrection (1897) (Extant) item has a photo
33.26.1.2.a: Fox Memorial Window: Te Deum (1906) (Extant)
33.26.1.2.b: Fox Memorial Window: Te Deum (1906) (Extant) item has a photo
33.26.1.3.a: Elkins Memorial Window: Angels Playing Musical Instruments (1905) (Extant) item has a photo
33.26.1.3.b: Tyler Memorial Window: Angels Playing Musical Instruments (1905) (Extant) item has a photo
33.26.1.4: Cooke Memorial Window: Paul Preaching at Athens (1906) (Extant)
33.26.1.5.a: Elkins Memorial Window: Behold I stand at the Door and Knock (Extant) item has a photo
33.26.1.5.b: Elkins Memorial Window: Charity (1912) (Extant) item has a photo
33.26.1.6: Widener Memorial Window: Good Shepherd (Extant)
33.26.1.7: Widener Memorial Window: St. John the Evangelist (Extant) item has a photo
33.26.1.8: Elkins Memorial Window: St. Michael (1920) (Extant) item has a photo
33.26.1.9: Wilmsen Memorial Window: Thine O Lord is the Victory (1924) (Extant) item has a photo
33.26.1.10: Gage Memorial Window: Motherhood (Extant) item has a photo

Item 33.26.1.1

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Widener Memorial Window:  The Resurrection
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Widener Memorial Window
Theme: The Resurrection [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 94
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Page 56
Signature: COPYRIGHT 1896 / TIFFANY GLASS & DECORATING COMPANY / NEW YORK [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [PI1897A, TIFF1893]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1893 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1893]
Memorial details: Hannah Josephine Dunton Widener (1836 - 31 Jul 1896) [PI1897B, CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Donor: her son, George Dunton Widener [PI1897B, CLEM1980, CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Copyright 1896 [SIGNATURE]
Unveiled Easter Sunday, 18 Apr 1897 [PI1897A, PI1897B]
Size: 13' 9" high x 10' wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: "I AM THE RESURRECTION AND / THE LIFE." // TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / H JOSEPHINE WIDENER / 1836-1896 // "HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE / DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE." [PHOTO, CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Category: Resurrection with Christ
Location: chancel [PHOTO]
History: The window was moved in 1912 and 1924 when the chancel was enlarged [CLEM1980]
Census Id: 0

Item 33.26.1.2.a

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fox Memorial Window
Theme: Te Deum [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 94
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: George Sidney Fox (1836 - 7 Jun 1896) and Amanda Hickey Fox (1839-1897) [INSCRIPTION, CLEM1980, CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their son, Caleb F. Fox and the Ogontz School [CENS1992]
Date: 1906 [CENS1992]
Size: 6' 5" high x 2' 3" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: In Memory of George S and Amanda Fox [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Category: Te Deum
Census Id: R5

Item 33.26.1.2.b

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Fox Memorial Window:  Te Deum
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fox Memorial Window
Theme: Te Deum [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 94
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Frederick Morton Fox (6 Apr 1865 - 2 Mar 1904) and family [INSCRIPTION, CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Donor: his brother, Caleb F. Fox and the Ogontz School [CENS1992]
Date: 1906 [CENS1992]
Size: 6' 5" high x 2' 3" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: In Memory of F Morton Fox and family [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Category: Te Deum
Census Id: R6

Item 33.26.1.3.a

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Elkins Memorial Window:  Angels Playing Musical Instruments
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Elkins Memorial Window
Theme: Angels Playing Musical Instruments [CENS1992]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [CENS1992]
Other documentation: [CENS1992]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: William Lukens Elkins, Jr. (26 Sep 1863 - 13 Mar 1902) [CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Kate Felton Elkins [CENS1992]
Date: 1905 [CENS1992]
Size: 6' 5" high x 2' 3" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: In Memory of William Lukens Elkins, Jr. [CENS1992]
Category: Angel; Music
Census Id: L3

Item 33.26.1.3.b

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Tyler Memorial Window:  Angels Playing Musical Instruments
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Tyler Memorial Window
Theme: Angels Playing Musical Instruments [CENS1992]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [CENS1992]
Other documentation: [CENS1992]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Ida Ameila Elkins Tyler (d. 1904) [INSCRIPTION, CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE, WEB]
Donor: her husband, Sidney F. Tyler [CENS1992]
Date: 1905 [CENS1992]
Size: 6' 5" high x 2' 3" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: In Memory of Ida A. Elkins Tyler [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Category: Angel; Music
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists a Tyler Memorial Window but with a different theme which matches another window (ITEM:33.26.1.5.a) [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Census Id: L4

Item 33.26.1.4

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cooke Memorial Window (Eastman Memorial Window)
Theme: Paul Preaching at Athens [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 96
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [CENS1992]
Other documentation: [PI1906, CHU1906, IS1906, YEAR1907]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1906]
Memorial details: Jay Cooke (10 Aug 1821 - 18 Feb 1905) [PI1906, CHU1906, IS1906, YEAR1907, CLEM1980, CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: the alumnae and former and present students of Ogontz School [PI1906, CHU1906, YEAR1907, CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Date: Copyright 1906 [IS1906]
Unveiled 30 May 1906 [PI1906, CHU1906, YEAR1907, CLEM1980]
Size: 12' 10" high x 9' 8" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship him declare I unto you Acts XVII; // To the Glory of God / and in loving memory of // 1821 Jay Cooke 1905 // Given By the Young Ladies / of the Ogontz School [CENS1992]
Category: St. Paul
Location: western end of the nave [CHU1906]
Cost: $3200 [CHU1906]
more than $3200 [PI1906]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Eastman Memorial Window so likely Sylvia Eastman, principal of the Ogontz School at the time, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Census Id: F100

Item 33.26.1.5.a

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Elkins Memorial Window:  Behold I stand at the Door and Knock
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Elkins Memorial Window (Tyler Memorial Window)
Theme: Behold I stand at the Door and Knock [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 94
Duncan 1980: Page 219
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: William Lukens Elkins (2 May 1832 - 7 Nov 1903) [CLEM1980, CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date:
Size: 7' 8" high x 2 1/2' wide [CENS1992, DEDUCED]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: In Memory of William Lukens Elkins [CENS1992]
Category: Christ Knocking at the Door
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Tyler Memorial Window so if that is not in error then likely Mr. Elkins' daughter, Ida Ameila Elkins Tyler, was at least one of the donors and was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Census Id: R2

Item 33.26.1.5.b

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Elkins Memorial Window:  Charity
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Elkins Memorial Window
Theme: Charity [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [CENS1992]
Other documentation: [CENS1992]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Louise Broomall Elkins (30 Aug 1832 - 6 Jun 1910) [PI1912, HSI1912, CLEM1980, CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her son, George Widener Elkins [PI1912, CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Date: Dedicated 8 Dec 1912 [PI1912, HSI1912]
Size: 7' 8" high x 2 1/2' wide [CENS1992, DEDUCED]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: In Memory of Louise Broomall Elkins [CENS1992]
Category: Charity
Census Id: R2

Item 33.26.1.6

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Widener Memorial Window
Theme: Good Shepherd [CENS1992]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS NY [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: George Dunton Widener (16 Jun 1861 - 15 Apr 1912) [CLEM1980, CENS1992, WIKI]
Donor: his daughter, Eleanor Widener Dixon [CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Date: ca. 1913 [CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Size: 6' 5" high x 2' 3" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: To the glory of God and in Loving Memory of / George D. Widener 1861-1912 [PHOTO, CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
Census Id: L2

Item 33.26.1.7

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Widener Memorial Window:  St. John the Evangelist
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Widener Memorial Window
Theme: St. John the Evangelist [CENS1992]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none [CENS1992]
Other documentation: [CENS1992]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Harry Elkins Widener (3 Jan 1885 - 15 Apr 1912) [CLEM1980, CENS1992, WIKI]
Donor: his sister, Eleanor Widener Dixon [CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Date: ca. 1913 [CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Size: 6' 8" high x 2' 3" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: To the glory of God and in Loving Memory of / Harry Elkins Widener 1885-1912 [PHOTO, CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Category: St. John
Census Id: R7

Item 33.26.1.8

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Elkins Memorial Window:  St. Michael
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Elkins Memorial Window
Theme: St. Michael [CENS1992]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1920 [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: George Widener Elkins (26 Sep 1858 - 23 Oct 1919) and Stella McIntire Elkins (15 May 1861 - 24 Apr 1913) [CLEM1980, CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Signature 1920 [SIGNATURE]
Size: 6' 7" high x 2' 4" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: In Memory of / George W and Stella M Elkins [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Category: St. Michael
Census Id: L5

Item 33.26.1.9

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Wilmsen Memorial Window:  Thine O Lord is the Victory
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wilmsen Memorial Window
Theme: Thine O Lord is the Victory [RE1924]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [CENS1992]
Other documentation: [STEIN1924, RE1924]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [STEIN1924]
Memorial details: Frederick George Wilmsen (1896-1918) [INSCRIPTION, RE1924, CLEM1980]
Donor: his family [STEIN1924]
Date: Ordered by Feb 1924 [STEIN1924]
Installed ca. Oct 1924 [RE1924]
Size: 7' 8" high x 5' 3" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: Thine O Lord // is the victory // 1896 In memoriam 1918 // Frederick George Wilmsen [PHOTO, RE1924, CENS1992]
Category: Christian Knight; War Memorial
Census Id: R3

Item 33.26.1.10

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Gage Memorial Window:  Motherhood
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Gage Memorial Window
Theme: Motherhood [CENS1992]
Charity [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Mary King Gage (1866-1928) [INSCRIPTION, CLEM1980, CENS1992]
Donor:
Date: ca. 1928 [CENS1992]
Size: 6' 8" high x 2' 3" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: 1866 // In Memory of / Mary King Gage // 1928 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Category: Motherhood; Charity
Census Id: R8

References

CENS1992: Census of Stained Glass Windows in America, Jean M. Farnsworth (20 Feb 1992)
CHU1906: The Churchman (9 Jun 1906, p. 939)
CLEM1980: A Guide to the Tiffany Stained Glass Windows in Historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Elkins Park, Leon Clemmer (mid 1980s)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HSI1912: Harrisburg Star-Independent (9 Dec 1912, p. 6)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
IS1906: The International Studio, Coloured Glass Windows - The Supremacy of the Modern School, W.H. Thomas (Aug 1906, Vol. XXIX, Number 114, p. XLIX)
PHOTO: Photo of item
PI1897A: Philadelphia Inquirer (29 Mar 1897, p. 2)
PI1897B: Philadelphia Inquirer (19 Apr 1897, p. 2)
PI1906: Philadelphia Inquirer (30 May 1906, p. 2)
PI1912: Philadelphia Inquirer (9 Dec 1912, p. 2)
RE1924: The Reading Eagle (2 Nov 1924, p. 25)
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
STEIN1924: Letter from Philip J. Steinmetz (rector, St. Paul's) to E.E. Hayward (Tiffany Studios) (via Corning Museum of Glass, Jeffrey Rush Higgins Collection, Frederick Wilson archive) (19 Feb 1924)
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information
WIKI: Wikipedia
YEAR1907: Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society (1907, p. 227)

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