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Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Note: the text in the square brackets ([...]) are a short form of references which have been used to deduce the corresponding information.
The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 33.51.9
Rating: 1 star
Other name(s): Church of the Saviour
Address: 3723 Chestnut Street
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.9557, -75.19809
Tiffany 1910: Page 101 and 103
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Page 59
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists the church twice [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1903 [PI1903, CENS1992]
Architect: Charles M. Burns [ORG]
Comment: The previous building on the same site was destroyed by fire, 17 Apr 1902 [PI1902]
Also of interest: Montgomery Memorial Window, "Christ Knocking on the Door" by Church Glass and Decorating Company [CENS1992]
Paul Memorial Window, "Christ as the Good Shepherd" by Church Glass and Decorating Company [CENS1992]
1907 Farr Memorial Window, "Ascension", designed by T.W. Bladen and made by Gorham Company [CENS1992, CHU1907A]
1907 Smith Memorial Window, "Adoration of the Magi", by Gorham Company [CENS1992, CHU1907B]
Smith Memorial Window, "Nativity", by Gorham Company [CENS1992]
Bosbyshell Memorial Window, "Bust of Boy Christ", by Horace J. Phipps & Co. [CENS1992]
1910 Garrett Memorial Window, "Christ before Pilate", by Willet Stained Glass Studios [CENS1992]

Site Items Williams Memorial Window: Christ Healing Peter's Wife's Mother (1897) (Likely destroyed) Drexel Memorial Window: The Baptism (Extant) item has a photo


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

Status: Likely destroyed [DEDUCED]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Williams Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Healing Peter's Wife's Mother [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 101
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Page 59
Other documentation: [PI1897, NYT1897, CHU1897]
Designer: Frederick Wilson [PI1897]
Memorial details: Cornelia Bailey Williams (16 Jan 1827 - 16 Jul 1889) [CHU1897, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her husband, Dr. Edward Higginson Williams [CHU1897, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Exhibited Feb 1897 [NYT1897]
Unveiled Easter Sunday, 18 Apr 1897 [PI1897]
Inscription: To the glory of God, and in loving memory of Cornelia Bailey Williams. Entered into rest, July 16, 1889 [CHU1897]
Category: Christ Healing


You can click on the photo to get the full sized image.
Drexel Memorial Window:  The Baptism
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Drexel Memorial Window (Biddle Memorial Window)
Theme: The Baptism [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 103
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY / NEW YORK [CENS1992]
Other documentation:
Memorial details: Anthony J. Drexel (13 Sep 1826 - 30 Jun 1893) [CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his grandson, Livingston Ludlow Biddle [CENS1992, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: ca. 1903 to 1906 [CENS1992]
Size: 9' high x 5' wide [CENS1992]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CENS1992]
Category: Baptism
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Biddle Memorial Window because Mr. Biddle was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Comment: There is a mismatch between the birth date of Drexel in the inscription and from other sources [CENS1992, DEDUCED]
Census Id: L1


CENS1992: Census of Stained Glass Windows in America, R. Brown and H. Schlack (1 May 1992)
CHU1897: The Churchman (10 Jul 1897, p. 61)
CHU1907A: The Churchman (9 Feb 1907, p. 215)
CHU1907B: The Churchman (13 Apr 1907, p. 553)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
NYT1897: New York Times (27 Feb 1897, Saturday Review of Books and Arts, p. 5)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
PI1897: Philadelphia Inquirer (29 Mar 1897, p. 2)
PI1902: Philadelphia Inquirer (18 Apr 1902, p. 2)
PI1903: Philadelphia Inquirer (6 Apr 1903, p. 16)
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)

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