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First United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.29.2
Rating: 3 stars
Address: 6001 Germantown Avenue
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.03981, -75.17774
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists the church under Germantown, which is part of Philadelphia [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1896-1898 [PI1896, PI1897, PT1898A]
Architect: Rankin & Kellogg [CENS1992]
Also of interest:

Site Items

33.29.2.1: Parkin Memorial Window: Annunciation to Shepherds (1900) (Extant)
33.29.2.2: Epworth League Memorial Window: Boy Christ in Temple (Extant)
33.29.2.3: Karsner Memorial Window: Sermon on the Mount (Extant)
33.29.2.4.a: Hepburn Memorial Window: St. Luke (Extant)
33.29.2.4.b: McConaughy Memorial Window: St. John (1899) (Extant)
33.29.2.4.c: Roop Memorial Window: St. Matthew (1898) (Extant)
33.29.2.4.d: Laut Memorial Window: St. Mark (Extant)
33.29.2.5: Rhoads Memorial Window: Nativity (1899) (Extant)
33.29.2.6: Smyth Memorial Window: Ascension (Extant)
33.29.2.7: Cope Memorial Window: Resurrection Morning (1898) (Extant)
33.29.2.8: Bodine Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1910) (Extant)
33.29.2.9: Keator Memorial Window: Supper at Emmaus (1911) (Extant)
33.29.2.10: Welch Memorial Window: Christ calling disciples to be "fishers of men" (1912) (Extant)

Item 33.29.2.1

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

Status: Extant [CENS1992]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Parkin Memorial Window (Billings Memorial Window)
Theme: Annunciation to Shepherds [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [TT1900]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Frank Pierre Parkin (19 Nov 1857 - 21 Feb 1941) [PI1900, TT1900, CENS1992]
Donor: William Billing(s) [PI1900]
Date: Dedicated 30 Sep 1900 [PI1900]
Size: 10'5" high x 6'10" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 3 [CENS1992]
Inscription: To the Glory of God and in / Grateful Recognition of the Faithful Services of the // Rev. Frank Pierre Parkin, D.D. // During whose Pastorate / 1894-1899 / this Edifice was Erected. [CENS1992]
Category: Annunciation
Cost: $850 [PI1900]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Billings Memorial Window because Mr. Billing(s) was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Census Id: R1

Item 33.29.2.2

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

Status: Extant [CENS1992]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Epworth League Memorial Window
Theme: Boy Christ in Temple [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: 1901? [CENS1992]
Size: 10'5" high x 6'10" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 3 [CENS1992]
Inscription: Epworth League / "Look up" 1901 "Lift up" [CENS1992]
Category: Disputation in the Temple
Census Id: R3

Item 33.29.2.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Karsner Memorial Window (Parker Memorial Window)
Theme: Sermon on the Mount [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Charles Karsner, M.D. (26 May 1814 - 6 Jun 1883) [CENS1992, PI1883, FINDAGRAVE, WEB]
Donor:
Date:
Size: 10'5" high x 6'10" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / IN LOVING MEMORY OF // *** // PASTOR OF HAINES ST CHURCH / DURING 1866 AND 1862 [CENS1992]
Category: Sermon on the Mount
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Parker Memorial Window so likely Rev. Frank P. Parkin, rector at the time, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Census Id: R4

Item 33.29.2.4.a

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hepburn Memorial Window (Funnell Memorial Window)
Theme: St. Luke [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. James Hepburn [CENS1992]
Donor:
Date:
Size: 8'8" high x 3' wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / REV JAMES HEPBURN HARGIS DD [CENS1992]
Category: St. Luke
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Funnell Memorial Window, so possibly Frederick W. Tunnell, superintendant of the Sunday School at the time, was the donor or the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Census Id: F2

Item 33.29.2.4.b

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: McConaughy Memorial Window (Funnell Memorial Window)
Theme: St. John [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Alexander McConaughy (d. 4 Apr 1898) [PI1899, CENS1992, PI1898]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 25 Jun 1899 [PI1899]
Size: 8'8" high x 3' wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: To the Glory of God / in loving Memory of / Alexander McConaughy [CENS1992]
Category: St. John
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Funnell Memorial Window, so possibly Frederick W. Tunnell, superintendant of the Sunday School at the time, was the donor or the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Census Id: F1

Item 33.29.2.4.c

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Roop Memorial Window
Theme: St. Matthew [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY GLASS CORPORATION (?) [CENS1992]
Other documentation: [PT1898B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Edward Peck Sperry [PT1898B]
Memorial details: Horatio Roop (1809 - 26 Mar 1887) and Elizabeth Yard Ashton Roop (7 Aug 1814 - 4 Sep 1899) [PT1898B, CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their son, Joseph Howard Roop [PT1898B, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Dedicated 11 Dec 1898 [PT1898B]
Size: 8'8" high x 3' wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: To the Glory of God / and in Loving Memory of / Horatio Roop and / Elizabeth Yard Roop [CENS1992]
Category: St. Matthew
Census Id: F4

Item 33.29.2.4.d

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Laut Memorial Window (Shelmerdine Memorial Window)
Theme: St. Mark [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Henry Laut (22 Dec 1834 - 16 Jan 1902) [CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: By 1900 [PI1900]
Size: 8'8" high x 3' wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: To the Glory of God / and In Loving Memory of / Henry Laut / 1834-1902 [CENS1992]
Category: St. Mark
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Shelmerdine Memorial Window, so possibly William H. Shelmerdine, a member of the Board of Trustees of the church at the time, was the donor or the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Census Id: F3

Item 33.29.2.5

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

Status: Extant [CENS1992]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Rhoads Memorial Window (Shelmerdine Memorial Window)
Theme: Nativity [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [TET1899]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Susanna Zimmerman Rhoads (1805 - 10 Oct 1891) [CENS1992]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 30 Apr 1899 [TET1899]
Size: 10'5" high x 6'10" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 3 [CENS1992]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF SUSANNA RHODS / 1805 +++ 1891 [CENS1992]
Category: Nativity
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Shelmerdine Memorial Window, so possibly William H. Shelmerdine, a member of the Board of Trustees of the church at the time, was the donor or the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Census Id: R2

Item 33.29.2.6

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Smyth Memorial Window
Theme: Ascension [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: Isaac Scott Smyth (26 Dec 1829 - 20 Aug 1901) [CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date:
Size: 10'5" high x 6'10" wide [CENS1992, DEDUCED]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: To the Glory of God / and In Memory of / Isaac Scott Smyth // YE MEN OF GALILEE WHY / STAND YE GAZING [CENS1992, DEDUCED]
Category: Ascension
Census Id: L1

Item 33.29.2.7

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Cope Memorial Window
Theme: Resurrection Morning [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: COPYRIGHT 1898 / TIFFANY GLASS AND DECORATING / NEW YORK [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Thomas Beresford Cope (1841 - 25 Jun 1894) [CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Copyright 1898 [SIGNATURE]
Size: 21' high x 16'6" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 4 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: To the Glory of God / + and + / in loving memory of // Thomas Beresford Cope [CENS1992]
Category: Resurrection
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 just calls it a Memorial Window without a name [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Census Id: F100

Item 33.29.2.8

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bodine Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 97
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Helen Cornelius Bodine (d. 7 Mar 1908) [ADVOC1910, YEAR1911, CENS1992, PI1908]
Donor: her husband, George Imlay Bodine, and their children [ADVOC1910, YEAR1911, WEB]
Date: Dedicated 23 Oct 1910 [ADVOC1910, YEAR1911]
Size: 10'5" high x 6'10" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF HELEN CORNELIUS BODINE [ADVOC1910, CENS1992]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
Census Id: L3

Item 33.29.2.9

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Keator Memorial Window
Theme: Supper at Emmaus [YAW1912, PENN1933, CENS1992]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios / New York [CENS1992]
Other documentation: [YAW1912]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: John Frisbee Keator (16 Apr 1850 - 17 Nov 1910) [YAW1912, PENN1933, CENS1992]
Donor: his wife, Anna Walter Sweatman Keator [PENN1933]
his family [YAW1912]
Date: Unveiled 24 Dec 1911 [YAW1912]
Size: 10'5" high x 6'10" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF / JOHN FRISBEE KEATOR / 1850-1910 [PENN1933, CENS1992]
Category: Emmaus
Census Id: L2

Item 33.29.2.10

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Welch Memorial Window
Theme: Christ calling disciples to be "fishers of men" [CENS1992]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [ADVOC1912]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: John Welch (4 Oct 1827 - 3 Feb 1909) and Mary Elizabeth Lees Welch (21 Jan 1834 - 10 Nov 1910) [ADVOC1912, CENS1992, WEB]
Donor: their children [ADVOC1912]
Date: Dedicated Easter Sunday, 7 Apr 1912 [ADVOC1912]
Size: 10'5" high x 6'10" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF // *** + *** WELCH +++ / *** + FEB. 3, 1909 // MARY ELIZABETH LEES WELCH / JAN. 21, 1834 + NOV. 10, 1910 [CENS1992]
Category: Biblical Story
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Duncan 1980 has a photo of the window on p. 142 [DUNC1980]
Census Id: L4

References

ADVOC1910: The Christian Advocate (3 Nov 1910, p. 1538)
ADVOC1912: The Christian Advocate (18 Apr 1912, p. 555)
CENS1992: Census of Stained Glass Windows in America, G. Bryant, M. Pinard (11 Apr 1992)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
PENN1933: Pennsylvania, Political, Governmental, Military and Civil, Frederic Antes Godcharles (ca. 1933, Biographical Volume, p. 38)
PHOTO: Photo of item
PI1883: Philadelphia Inquirer (9 Jun 1883, p. 2)
PI1896: Philadelphia Inquirer (5 Jun 1896, p. 11)
PI1897: Philadelphia Inquirer (24 May 1897, p. 3)
PI1898: Philadelphia Inquirer (5 Apr 1898, p. 13)
PI1899: Philadelphia Inquirer (26 Jun 1899, p. 2)
PI1900: Philadelphia Inquirer (1 Oct 1900, p. 5)
PI1908: Philadelphia Inquirer (11 Mar 1908, p. 5)
PT1898A: The Philadelphia Times (11 Apr 1898, p. 5)
PT1898B: The Philadelphia Times (12 Dec 1898, p. 7)
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
TET1899: Trenton Evening Times (29 Apr 1899, p. 2)
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)
TT1900: Trenton Times (8 Oct 1900, p. 1)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information
YAW1912: Yale Alumni Weekly (19 Jan 1912, p. 452)
YEAR1911: Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society, Barr Ferree (ed.) (1911, p. 193)

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