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First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.51.20
Rating: 1 star
Address: 2125 Chestnut Street
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.95267, -75.17642
Tiffany 1910: Page 103
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists the church twice [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date:
Architect: Frank Furness [ORG]
Also of interest: 1891 rose window, theme Isaiah, by John La Farge [CENS1992]

Site Items

33.51.20.1: Bartol Memorial Window: Blessed are the Pure in Heart (1889) (Extant)
33.51.20.2: Lewis Memorial Window: ornamental (1908) (Extant)

Item 33.51.20.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bartol Memorial Window
Theme: Blessed are the Pure in Heart [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 103
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Page 61
Signature: none seen [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Will H. Low [TIFF1897]
Memorial details: Barnabus Henry Bartol (31 Oct 1816 - 10 Feb 1888) [CONS1890, TIFF1897, CENS1992]
Donor: his wife, Emma Jemina Welchman Bartol, and their children, Ellen Kemble Bartol Brazier, Henry Welchman Bartol, Emma Teresa ("Sita") Bartol Register and George Edward Bartol [CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Made May 1889 [CENS1992]
Size: about 16' in diameter [TIFF1897]
11' high x 11' wide [CENS1992]
Inscription: BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART / FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD [TIFF1897, CENS1992]
Category: Blessed are the Pure in Heart; Rose Window
Location: chancel [CONS1890, PHOTO]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 (p. 78) quotes an extract from the Philadelphia Ledger and Transcript about the window which says in particular that Will H. Low was the designer [TIFF1897]
Comment: There were some changes made to the window ca. Mar 1890 [CONS1890]
Census Id: 100

Item 33.51.20.2

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

Status: Extant [CENS1992]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Lewis Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 103
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Enoch Lewis (1 Dec 1821 - 15 Nov 1902) [CENS1992]
Donor: his son, Theodore Lewis [CENS1992]
Date: Installed ca. May 1908 [CENS1992]
Size: each pane 6'6" high x 3'11" wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 2 [CENS1992]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / ENOCH LEWIS // DECEMBER 1ST 1821 / NOVEMBER 15TH 1902 [CENS1992]
Category: Ornamental
Census Id: R3 and R5

References

CENS1992: Census of Stained Glass Windows in America, Jean M. Farnsworth (11 Jan 1992)
CONS1890: The Conservator (Mar 1890, p. 6)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
ORG: Organisation
PHOTO: Photo of item
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (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)

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