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Calvary Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.29.1
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 5020 Pulaski Avenue
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.02419, -75.17025
Tiffany 1910: Page 97 and 101
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Page 59
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists the church twice, once under Germantown, and once under Philadelphia (Germantown), as it appears in Tiffany 1897 [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1892-1893 [CHU1893]
Architect: Isaac Purcell [CHU1893]
Comment: The building replaced one on the same site which was condemned as unsafe and so demolished [CHU1893]
The congregation vacated the building in 2013 [WEB]
Also of interest: 1893 windows by La Farge [CHU1893, CENS1992]
1902 window(s?) by Church Glass and Decorating Company [CHU1902]
Windows by Willet [CENS1992]

Site Items

33.29.1.1: Stevens Memorial Window: Mt. Calvary (1897) (Extant)
33.29.1.2: Ingersoll Memorial Window: Mary at the Tomb (Extant)
33.29.1.3: Henry Memorial Window: The Visit of the Magi (1891) (Extant)
33.29.1.4: Conrad Memorial Window: Abraham Offering Isaac (1897) (Extant)
33.29.1.5: Potter Memorial Window: The Brazen Serpent (1897) (Extant)
33.29.1.6: Brown Memorial Window: Disputation (Extant)
33.29.1.7: Sill Memorial Window: Flight into Egypt (Extant)

Item 33.29.1.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Stevens Memorial Window
Theme: Mt. Calvary [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
The Shepherd of Jerusalem [CENS1992]
Tiffany 1910: Page 101
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Page 59
Signature: none seen [CENS1992]
Other documentation: [PI1897A, PT1897]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Bishop William Bacon Stevens (15 Jul 1815 - 11 Jun 1887) [PI1897A, PI1897B, PT1897, CENS1992]
Donor: his friends [PI1897A, PT1897]
Date: Unveiled Easter Sunday, 18 Apr 1897 [PI1897A, PI1897B, PT1897]
Size: 12' high x 2'4" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: To the glory of God / and in loving memory of / William Bacon Stevens, D.D., L.L.D. / born July 15, 1815, died June 11, 1887 / Bishop of this Diocese 1862-1887 / The Good Shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. [PI1897A, PT1897, CENS1992]
Category: Calvary
Cost: $500 [CENS1992]
Census Id: 100

Item 33.29.1.2

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

Status: Extant [CENS1992]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ingersoll Memorial Window
Theme: Mary at the Tomb [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 101
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Page 59
Signature: none seen [CENS1992]
Other documentation: [CHU1893]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Stephen Warren Ingersoll (8 Apr 1851 - 26 Nov 1884) [CHU1893, CENS1992]
Donor:
Date: In place when building dedicated 30 May 1893 [CHU1893]
Size: 6'2" high x 5' wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [CENS1992]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN / MEMORY OF / STEPHEN WARREN / INGERSOLL / BORN APRIL 8TH 1851 / DIED NOVEMBER / 26TH 1884 // WHY SEEK YE / THE LIVING / AMONG THE DEAD? / HE IS NOT HERE / BUT IS RISEN [CENS1992]
Category: Resurrection
Census Id: L2

Item 33.29.1.3

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

Status: Extant [CENS1992]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Henry Memorial Window
Theme: The Visit of the Magi [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 101
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Page 59
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK [CENS1992]
Other documentation: [CHU1893]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Alexander Henry (d. 3 Dec 1884) and Elizabeth S. Henry (d. 24 Dec 1889) [CHU1893, CENS1992]
Donor:
Date: 1891 [CENS1992]
Size: 6'1" high x 5' wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [CENS1992]
Inscription: To the Glory / of God and in / memory of / ALEXANDER HENRY / DIED DEC 3RD 1884 / ELIZABETH S. HENRY / DIED DEC. 24 1889 // WE HAVE SEEN / HIS STAR / IN THE EAST / AND ARE COME / TO WORSHIP / HIM [CENS1992]
Category: Adoration of the Magi
Comment: The form of the signature is incompatible with the window date so presumably it was added at a later date [DEDUCED]
Census Id: R3

Item 33.29.1.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Conrad Memorial Window
Theme: Abraham Offering Isaac [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 101
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Page 59
Signature: none seen [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Thomas Kittera Conrad (19 Jan 1836 - 28 May 1893) [CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Anne Frazer Conrad [CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: 1897 [CENS1992]
Size: 12' high x 2'4" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: none [CENS1992]
Category: Abraham
Census Id: L101

Item 33.29.1.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Potter Memorial Window
Theme: The Brazen Serpent [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 101
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Page 59
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Bishop Alonzo Potter (6 Jul 1800 - 4 Jul 1865) [CENS1992]
Donor: Sunday School [CENS1992]
Date: 1897 [CENS1992]
Size: 12' high x 2'4" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: Even so must the Son of Man be lifted up / To the Glory of God / and in loving memory of the / Rt. Rev. Alonzo Potter D.D., L.L.D. / consecrated bishop of this Diocese / September 23, 1845 / born July 6, 1800 died July 4, 1865 [CENS1992]
Category: Biblical Story
After design: Painting by Bernhard Plockhorst [CENS1992]
Comment: The form of the signature is incompatible with the window date so presumably it was added at a later date [DEDUCED]
Census Id: R101

Item 33.29.1.6

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

Status: Extant [CENS1992]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Brown Memorial Window (Perry Memorial Window)
Theme: Disputation [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: none seen [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Elsie Brown (19 Mar 1872 - 4 Dec 1899) and Joseph Harris Brown (23 Feb 1897 - 22 Mar 1899) [CENS1992]
Donor:
Date: in range 1899 to 1903 [CENS1992]
Size: 6'2" high x 5' wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [CENS1992]
Inscription: To The Glory of God / and / in memory of / Elsie Brown / Born Mar 19 1872 / Died Dec 4 1899 // Joseph Harris / Brown / Born Feb 23 1897 / Died Mch 22 1899 // Blessed / are the pure / in heart for / they shall / see God [CENS1992]
Category: Disputation in the Temple
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Perry Memorial Window, so likely J. de Wolf Perry, rector at the time, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Census Id: L5

Item 33.29.1.7

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

Status: Extant [CENS1992]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sill Memorial Window
Theme: Flight into Egypt [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Pauline W. Sill (26 May 1855 - 2 Feb 1900) [CENS1992]
Donor:
Date: ca. 1900 to 1903 [CENS1992]
Size: 6'1" high x 5' wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [CENS1992]
Inscription: To / the Glory of God / +++ and in +++ / Loving Memory / +++ of +++ / Pauline W. Sill // Born May 26 1855 / Died Feb 2 1900 / "My presence shall go with / thee and I will / give thee rest" [CENS1992]
Category: Flight into Egypt
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 just calls it a Memorial Window without a name [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Census Id: R5

References

CENS1992: Census of Stained Glass Windows in America, H. Weis (2 Mar 1992)
CHU1893: The Churchman (24 Jun 1893, p. 867-868)
CHU1902: The Churchman (20 Dec 1902, p. 802)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
PHOTO: Photo of item
PI1897A: Philadelphia Inquirer (29 Mar 1897, p. 2)
PI1897B: Philadelphia Inquirer (19 Apr 1897, p. 2)
PT1897: The Philadelphia Times (19 Apr 1897, p. 6)
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

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