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Metropolitan Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 33.51.15
Rating: 1 star
Other name(s): Northminster Presbyterian Church
Address: 3500 Baring Street
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.96099, -75.19296
Tiffany 1910: Page 102
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Page 60
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1871-1875 [PRES1895]
Architect: Thomas W. Richards [ORG]
Comment: Metropolitan Baptist Church occupied the building from 1956 [ORG]
Also of interest: Two windows, "Virgin and Child" and "The King's Daughter", by Frances ("Fanny") Derby Sweeny [CENS1992]

Site Items

33.51.15.1: Fulton Memorial Window: Christ (1898) (Extant)
33.51.15.2: Ogelsby Memorial Window: ornamental (Extant)
33.51.15.3: Andrews Memorial Window: ornamental (1895) (Extant)
33.51.15.4: Alexander Memorial Window: Shepherd and youth with reed instrument (Extant)

Item 33.51.15.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fulton Memorial Window
Theme: Christ [CENS1992]
Tiffany 1910: Page 102
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: COPYRIGHT 1898 / TIFFANY GLASS DECORATING [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [CENS1992]
Memorial details: Rev. Robert H. Fulton, D.D. (d. 12 Jul 1897, aged 54) [PI1898, PT1898, ANNIV1946, CENS1992, PT1897]
Donor:
Date: Copyright 1898 [SIGNATURE]
Unveiled 4 Dec 1898 [PI1898, PT1898]
Size: 12'2" high x 4'4" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription: COME UNTO ME // THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL BE IN EVERLASTING REMEMBERANCE [CENS1992]
Category: Christ
Cost: $1000 [CENS1992]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 by mistake combines the Fulton and the Ogelsby windows into one [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Census Id: L1

Item 33.51.15.2

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

Status: Extant [CENS1992, STREETVIEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ogelsby Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897]
Tiffany 1910: Page 102
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Page 60
Signature: none seen [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Phoebe Miller Ogelsby [ANNIV1946, CENS1992, WEB]
Donor: her son, Washington Porter Oglesby [ANNIV1946, CENS1992, WEB]
Date:
Size: 12'2" high x 4'4" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [CENS1992, STREETVIEW]
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 by mistake combines the Fulton and the Ogelsby windows into one [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Tiffany 1897 correctly identfies the Ogelsby window as being ornamental [TIFF1897]
Census Id: L2

Item 33.51.15.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Andrews Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 102
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Page 60
Signature: Tiffany Glass Decorating Company / New York 1895 [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Alexander James Andrews (9 May 1812 - 9 Nov 1887) and Amelia Dominick Van Amringe Andrews (30 Sep 1810 - 1873) [ANNIV1946, CENS1992, WEB]
Donor: their children [ANNIV1946, CENS1992]
Date: Signature 1895 [SIGNATURE]
Size: 12'2" high x 4'4" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Census Id: L3

Item 33.51.15.4

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

Status: Extant [CENS1992]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Alexander Memorial Window
Theme: Shepherd and youth with reed instrument [CENS1992]
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:
Donor:
Date:
Size: 12' high x 4' wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [CENS1992]
Inscription: FEAR THOU NOT FOR I AM WITH THEE. ISAIAH 41:10 // ALEXANDER / MEMORIAL [CENS1992]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
Census Id: F7

References

ANNIV1946: One Hundredth Anniversary Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1846 - 1946 (1946)
CENS1992: Census of Stained Glass Windows in America, Jean M. Farnsworth and D. D'Amico (30 Oct 1992)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
PI1898: Philadelphia Inquirer (5 Dec 1898, p. 12)
PRES1895: The Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia: A camera and pen sketch of each Presbyterian church and institution in the city, William P. White and William H. Scott (ed.) (1895, p. 85)
PT1897: The Philadelphia Times (13 Jul 1897, p. 1)
PT1898: The Philadelphia Times (5 Dec 1898, p. 6)
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
STREETVIEW: Google StreetView
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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