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First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.40.2
Rating: 3 stars
Address: 140 East Orange Street
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.0397, -76.30263
Tiffany 1910: Page 99
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1851 [ORG]
Architect:
Comment: Tiffany Studios cleaned and releaded windows after a fire of 17 Jun 1926 [LDI1926, LNJ1926]
Also of interest: 1937 Frazer Memorial Window, "The Cross of Christ", by D'Ascenzo Studios [ORG, LNE1937, LIJ1937]
1941 Musser Memorial Window, "The Woman at the Well", by D'Ascenzo Studios [ORG]
1965 Kinzer and Slaymaker Memorial Window, "Jesus Blessing the World", by D'Ascenzo Studios [ORG]

Site Items

33.40.2.1: Mitchell Memorial Window: Come Unto Me (1909) (Extant) item has a photo
33.40.2.2: Gara Memorial Window: Angel of the Resurrection (1913) (Extant) item has a photo
33.40.2.3: Flinn and Hensel Memorial Window: Resurrection of Christ (1916) (Extant) item has a photo
33.40.2.4: Baker Memorial Window: Jesus with the Children (1919) (Extant) item has a photo
33.40.2.5: Williamson Memorial Window: Jesus the Good Shepherd (1920) (Extant) item has a photo
33.40.2.6: Shand Memorial Window: The Sower (1921) (Extant) item has a photo
33.40.2.7: Watt Memorial Window: Peter's Deliverance (1923) (Extant) item has a photo
33.40.2.8: Wickersham Memorial Window: In My Father's House are Many Mansions (1924) (Extant) item has a photo
33.40.2.9: Kepler Memorial Window: The Adoration of the Magi (1929) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 33.40.2.1

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Mitchell Memorial Window:  Come Unto Me
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Mitchell Memorial Window
Theme: Come Unto Me [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
The Risen Christ [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 99
Duncan 1980: Page 220
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [LDI1909A, LDI1909B, LNE1909A, LNE1909B, LNE1909C, RE1909]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. James Y. Mitchell (1832-1908) [INSCRIPTION, LDI1909A, LDI1909B, LNE1909A, LNE1909B, LNE1909C, RE1909]
Donor: the congregation [INSCRIPTION, LDI1909A, LDI1909B, LNE1909A, LNE1909C, RE1909]
in particular, the Sunday school, the three Christian Endeavor societies, the Ushers' Association and the Ladies' Aid society [LDI1909B, LNE1909C]
Date: Dedicated Palm Sunday, 4 Apr 1909 [LDI1909A, LDI1909B, LNE1909A, LNE1909B, LNE1909C]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: ERECTED BY THE CONGREGATION / OF THIS CHURCH TO THE MEMORY OF / REVEREND JAMES Y MITCHELL D D / PASTOR FROM 1876 TO 1907 [PHOTO, LDI1909A, LNE1909A, LNE1909C]
Category: Christ
Cost: $1500 [LDI1909B, LNE1909C]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [LDI1909B, LNE1909B, LNE1909C]

Item 33.40.2.2

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Gara Memorial Window:  Angel of the Resurrection
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Gara Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of the Resurrection [LDI1913]
The Angel [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [LNE1913]
Record type: window
Designer: probably Frederick Wilson [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Hugh Stanley Gara (28 Mar 1817 - 9 Mar 1896) and Sarah Jane Buck Gara (19 Sep 1820 - 13 Mar 1890) [INSCRIPTION, LDI1913, LNE1913, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their daughter, Elizabeth Batterson Gara [INSCRIPTION, LDI1913, LNE1913, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Dedicated 9 Feb 1913 (with re-dedication of church) [LDI1913, LNE1913]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / 1817 HUGH STANLEY GARA 1896 / 1820 SARA BUCK GARA 1890 / BY THEIR DAUGHTER ELIZABETH B. GARA [PHOTO]
Category: Angel of Resurrection

Item 33.40.2.3

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Flinn and Hensel Memorial Window:  Resurrection of Christ
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Flinn and Hensel Memorial Window
Theme: Resurrection of Christ [LNE1917]
Resurrection Angel [LDI1916, LNE1916]
The Garden [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1916 [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [LDI1916, LNE1916, LNE1917]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Anne Elizabeth Kieffer Flinn (1826-1890), Emily Flinn Hensel (1849-1882) and William Uhler Hensel (1851-1915) [INSCRIPTION, LDI1916, LNE1916, LNE1917, YEAR1917]
Donor: granddaughter / daughter / daughter, Elizabeth Hensel (Mrs. John) Nauman [LDI1916, LNE1916, LNE1917, YEAR1917]
Date: Signature 1916 [SIGNATURE]
Dedicated 3 Dec 1916 [LDI1916, LNE1916, YEAR1917]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / ANNE ELIZABETH KIEFFER FLINN / 1826-1890 / 1849 EMILY FLINN HENSEL 1882 / 1851 WILLIAM UHLER HENSEL 1915 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Resurrection with Christ
After design: Painting by Fra Angelico [LDI1916, LNE1917]

Item 33.40.2.4

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Baker Memorial Window:  Jesus with the Children
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Baker Memorial Window
Theme: Jesus with the Children [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Other Tiffany documentation: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, has a Tiffany Studios design drawing of the window [MET1967]
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Miriam Rengier Baker (12 Jan 1906 - 6 Aug 1911), Suzanne (or Susanne) Rengier Baker (23 Sep 1909 - 24 Jan 1911) and Daniel Grosh Baker (29 Jul 1914 - 31 Jul 1914) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their father, Charles G. Baker [INSCRIPTION, MET1967]
and also their mother, Miriam Rengier Baker [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: 1919 [ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / 1906 MIRIAM RENGIER BAKER 1917 / 1909 SUZANNE RENGIER BAKER 1911 / 1914 DANIEL GROSH BAKER 1914 / CHARLES G. AND MIRIAM R. BAKER [PHOTO]
Category: Christ Blessing Children

Item 33.40.2.5

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Williamson Memorial Window:  Jesus the Good Shepherd
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Williamson Memorial Window
Theme: Jesus the Good Shepherd [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1920 [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Henry Stackhouse Williamson (27 Feb 1853 - 20 May 1917) and Lillian Williamson Ghriskey (1881 - 20 Oct 1912) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: daughter / sister, Sue Williamson [ORG]
Date: Signature 1920 [SIGNATURE]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / 1853 HENRY S. WILLIAMSON 1917 / 1881 LILLIAN WILLIAMSON GHRISKEY 1912 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd

Item 33.40.2.6

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Shand Memorial Window:  The Sower
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Shand Memorial Window
Theme: The Sower [LNE1921, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [LNE1921, JC1921]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: James Shand (1849-1920) and Annie W. Shand (1855-1916) [INSCRIPTION, LNE1921, JC1921, YEAR1922]
Donor: their children, William Shand and Agnes Shand Hostetter [LNE1921, JC1921, ORG]
and also their son, James Shand [LNE1921, JC1921]
Date: Unveiled 15 May 1921 [LNE1921, YEAR1922]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / 1849 - JAMES SHAND - 1920 / 1855 - ANNIE W SHAND - 1916 [PHOTO, LNE1921]
Category: Parable of the Sower

Item 33.40.2.7

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Watt Memorial Window:  Peter's Deliverance
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Watt Memorial Window
Theme: Peter's Deliverance [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. 1923 [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [LNE1923]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Peter T. Watt (1850 - 1 Dec 1921) and Lizzie Learmonth Watt (20 Jul 1861 - 27 May 1883) [INSCRIPTION, LNE1923, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their daughter, Annie Watt Davis [INSCRIPTION, LNE1923]
Date: Signature and inscription 1923 [SIGNATURE, INSCRIPTION]
Dedicated 24 Jun 1923 [LNE1923]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: 1923 / ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF / 1861 LIZZIE LEARMONTH WATT 1883 / AND / 1850 PETER T WATT 1921 / BY THEIR DAUGHTER ANNIE WATT DAVIS. // "BEHOLD, THE ANGEL OF THE LORD CAME UPON / HIM, AND A LIGHT SHINED IN THE PRISON." ACTS XII 7. [PHOTO, LNE1923]
Category: St. Peter

Item 33.40.2.8

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Wickersham Memorial Window:  In My Father's House are Many Mansions
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wickersham Memorial Window
Theme: In My Father's House are Many Mansions [LDI1924, RE1924]
The Teacher [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [LDI1924, HEN1924, RE1924]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: James Harold Wickersham (1856 - 3 Mar 1924) [INSCRIPTION, LDI1924, RE1924, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Jesse Hough Wickersham, and their children, John Wickersham and Dorothy Wickersham (Mrs. William Augustus) Heitshu [LDI1924, HEN1924, ORG]
and also their daughter, Leavitte Hough Wickersham (Mrs. Winslow) Williams [HEN1924, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed ca. Nov 1924 [LDI1924, HEN1924, RE1924]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, LDI1924, HEN1924, RE1924]
Inscription: "Let not your heart be troubled - In my / Father's house are many mansions - / I go to prepare a place for you" // 1856 James Harold Wickersham 1924 [PHOTO, HEN1924, RE1924]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd

Item 33.40.2.9

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Kepler Memorial Window:  The Adoration of the Magi
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Kepler Memorial Window
Theme: The Adoration of the Magi [LIJ1929, LNE1929, HT1929, HR1931]
The Nativity [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [LNE1929, HT1929, HR1931]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Aaron Conrad Kepler (29 Mar 1841 - 18 Sep 1921), Mary Matilda Slaymaker Kepler (23 Nov 1841 - 28 Dec 1928), and their children, William Perry Kepler (1868-1878), Aaron Kepler (1872-1878) and George Kepler (1874-1895) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: daughter / daughter / sister / sister / sister, Mary Slaymaker Kepler [INSCRIPTION, LIJ1929, LNE1929, HT1929, HR1931]
Date: Inscription 1929 [INSCRIPTION]
Dedicated 24 Nov 1929 [LIJ1929, LNE1929]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, LNE1929, HT1929, HR1931]
Inscription: WHEN THEY WERE COME INTO THE HOUSE THEY SAW / THE YOUNG CHILD WITH MARY HIS MOTHER ST MATT 2:11 // IN MEMORY OF / 1841 AARON CONRAD KEPLER 1921 / 1841 MARY MATILDA SLAYMAKER KEPLER 1928 / 1868 WILLIAM PERRY KEPLER 1878 / 1872 AARON KEPLER 1878 / 1872 GEORGE KEPLER 1895 / THIS WINDOW ERECTED BY / MARY SLAYMAKER KEPLER / 1929 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Adoration of the Magi

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HEN1924: Harrisburg Evening News (22 Nov 1924, p. 22)
HR1931: The Homiletic Review (1931, p. 432)
HT1929: Harrisburg Telegraph (22 Nov 1929, p. 7)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
JC1921: The Jewelers' Circular (25 May 1921, p. 120)
LDI1909A: Lancaster Daily Intelligencer (3 Apr 1909, p. 4)
LDI1909B: Lancaster Daily Intelligencer (5 Apr 1909, p. 1)
LDI1913: Lancaster Daily Intelligencer (8 Feb 1913, p. 3)
LDI1916: Lancaster Daily Intelligencer (4 Dec 1916, p. 9)
LDI1924: Lancaster Daily Intelligencer (18 Nov 1924, p. 2)
LDI1926: Lancaster Daily Intelligencer (18 Dec 1926, p. 13)
LIJ1929: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal (25 Nov 1929, p. 20)
LIJ1937: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal (10 Jul 1937, p. 12)
LNE1909A: Lancaster New Era (27 Mar 1909, p. 2)
LNE1909B: Lancaster New Era (3 Apr 1909, p. 9)
LNE1909C: Lancaster New Era (5 Apr 1909, p. 2)
LNE1913: Lancaster New Era (10 Feb 1913, p. 2)
LNE1916: Lancaster New Era (2 Dec 1916, p. 12)
LNE1917: Lancaster New Era (27 Jan 1917, p. 8)
LNE1921: Lancaster New Era (13 May 1921, p. 3)
LNE1923: Lancaster New Era (23 Jun 1923, p. 4)
LNE1929: Lancaster New Era (23 Nov 1929, p. 5)
LNE1937: Lancaster New Era (9 Jul 1937, p. 12)
LNJ1926: Lancaster News Journal (18 Jun 1926, p. 1)
MET1967: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Tiffany Studios design watercolor (1967, Accession Number 67.654.435)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
RE1909: The Reading Eagle (31 Mar 1909, p. 7)
RE1924: The Reading Eagle (23 Nov 1924, p. 7)
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
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)
YEAR1917: Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society 1917, Barr Ferree (ed.) (1917, p. 204-205)
YEAR1922: Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society 1922, Barr Ferree (ed.) (1922, p. 143)

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