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First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.52.5
Rating: 3 stars
Address: 320 Sixth Avenue
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.44162, -79.99904
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1903-1905 [ORG, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Architect:
Also of interest: Neville Memorial Window by Lamb Studios [ORG]

Site Items

33.52.5.1: Paxton Memorial Window: The Sower and St. John the Evangelist (1905) (Extant)
33.52.5.2: Chalfant Memorial Window: Good Samaritan and Angel of Charity (1905) (Extant)
33.52.5.3: Dalzell Memorial Window: The Nativity (1906) (Extant)
33.52.5.4: Craig Memorial Window: The Good Shepherd and Angel of Life (1905) (Extant)
33.52.5.5: Denny Memorial Window: Easter Morn and Resurrection (1905) (Extant)
33.52.5.6: Irwin and Hays Memorial Window: Ascension (1905) (Extant)
33.52.5.7: Hays Memorial Window: Vision of Holy City and Adoring Angels (1905) (Extant)
33.52.5.8: Herron Memorial Window: Christ Preaching and Prophet Isaiah (1905) (Extant)
33.52.5.9: King Memorial Window: Christ and Faith, Hope and Charity (1906) (Extant)
33.52.5.10: Laughlin Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Little Children (1905) (Extant)
33.52.5.11: Purves Memorial Window: Call of Matthew and St. John the Baptist (1905) (Extant)
33.52.5.12: Robinson Memorial Window: Annunciation to Mary and Angels of Peace and Hope (1905) (Extant)
33.52.5.13: Speer Memorial Window: Annunciation to Shepherds and Angels of Salvation (1905) (Extant)
33.52.5.14: ornamental windows (Unknown)

Item 33.52.5.1

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Paxton Memorial Window
Theme: The Sower and St. John the Evangelist [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: William Miller Paxton (7 Jun 1824 - 28 Nov 1904), the fourth minister, 1851-1865 [INSCRIPTION, PP1905B, IS1905, PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: the congregation [PP1905B]
Date: Dedicated (along with building) Palm Sunday, 16 Apr 1905 [PP1905B]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / William Miller Paxton, D.D. / 1824 1904 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Parable of the Sower; St. John
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]

Item 33.52.5.2

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Chalfant Memorial Window
Theme: Good Samaritan and Angel of Charity [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: John Weakley Chalfant (13 Dec 1827 - 28 Dec 1898) [INSCRIPTION, PP1905B, PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
and also his wife, Ellen McCrea Chalfant (1836 - 16 Oct 1910) [INSCRIPTION, PGT1910]
Donor: Ellen McCrea Chalfant [PP1905B, PGT1911, PGT1910, ORG]
and also their daughters [PGT1911, ORG]
Date: Dedicated (along with building) Palm Sunday, 16 Apr 1905 [PP1905B]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: John W. Chalfant / 1827 1898 // In Memoriam // Ellen M. Chalfant / 1836 1910 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Good Samaritan; Charity
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Chalfont [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Comment: Evidently the window inscription was updated to include Mrs. Chalfant after she died [DEDUCED]

Item 33.52.5.3

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Dalzell Memorial Window
Theme: The Nativity [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: James Dalzell (9 Jan 1800 - 26 Jul 1879) and Martha Duff Dalzell (18 May 1807 - 13 Sep 1879) [INSCRIPTION, PP1906, PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their daughter, Miss Dalzell, their daughter, Virginia A. Dalzell (Mrs. Stewart) McKee and their daughter-in-law, Mary Beer (Mrs. James Willis) Dalzell [PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Dedicated Easter Sunday, 15 Apr 1906 [PP1906]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: This do in remembrance of me // James Dalzell / 1800 1879 // In Memoriam // Martha Duff Dalzell / 1807 1879 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Nativity
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]

Item 33.52.5.4

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Craig Memorial Window (Davidson Memorial Window)
Theme: The Good Shepherd and Angel of Life [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: Neville B. Craig (29 Mar 1787 - 3 Mar 1863) and Jane Anne Fulton Craig (11 Aug 1789 - 14 Jan 1852) [INSCRIPTION, PGT1911, PITT1908]
Donor: their daughter, Annie Neville Craig Davidson [PGT1911, PITT1908]
Date: Dedicated (along with building) Palm Sunday, 16 Apr 1905 [PP1905B]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam / Neville B. Craig / 1787 1863 / Jane Anne Fulton / 1789 1852 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd; Angel of Life
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Davidson Memorial Window because Mrs. Davidson was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 33.52.5.5

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Denny Memorial Window
Theme: Easter Morn and Resurrection [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: Harmar Denny (13 May 1794 - 29 Jan 1852) and Elizabeth Febiger O'Hara Denny (31 Dec 1796 - 18 Jan 1878) [INSCRIPTION, PP1905B, PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their daughter, Matilda Wilkins Denny [PP1905B, PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Dedicated (along with building) Palm Sunday, 16 Apr 1905 [PP1905B]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Harmar Denny / 1794 1852 // In Memoriam // Elizabeth Denny / 1796 1878 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Resurrection without Christ; Angel of Resurrection
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Denney [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 33.52.5.6

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Irwin and Hays Memorial Window
Theme: Ascension [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: Boyle Irwin (23 Nov 1772 - 26 Jul 1860), Elizabeth McCully Irwin (6 Sep 1786 - 26 Jul 1867) and Richard Hays (25 Oct 1815 - 2 Oct 1877) [INSCRIPTION, PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: daughter / daughter / wife, Margaret McCully Irwin Hays [PP1905B, PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Dedicated (along with building) Palm Sunday, 16 Apr 1905 [PP1905B]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: 1772 Boyle Irwin 1860 / Elizabeth McCully / 1786 Irwin 1867 // Richard Hays 1815 1877 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Ascension
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Hayes [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

Item 33.52.5.7

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hays Memorial Window
Theme: Vision of Holy City and Adoring Angels [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: Charles Hays (28 Dec 1822 - 28 Mar 1902) and Isabella Steele McLaughlin Hays (2 Mar 1829 - 27 Jan 1898) [INSCRIPTION, PP1905B, PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their daughter, Carrie S. Hays (Mrs. George Morgan) Dilworth [PP1905B, PGT1911, WEB]
Date: Dedicated (along with building) Palm Sunday, 16 Apr 1905 [PP1905B]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: 1822 Charles Hays 1902 / Isabella Steele McLaughlin Hays / 1829 1898 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Holy City; Adoring Angels
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Miss Carry Hays (spelled as Hayes) Memorial Window because she was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 33.52.5.8

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Herron Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Preaching and Prophet Isaiah [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: Francis Herron (28 Jun 1774 - 6 Dec 1860), the third minister, 1811-1850 [INSCRIPTION, PP1905B, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: the congregation [PP1905B]
Date: Dedicated (along with building) Palm Sunday, 16 Apr 1905 [PP1905B]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: PREPARE THE WAY OF / THE LORD MAKE HIS / PATHS STRAIGHT // In Memoriam / Francis Herron D.D. / 1774 1860 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Christ; Isaiah
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]

Item 33.52.5.9

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: King Memorial Window (Kepler Memorial Window)
Theme: Christ and Faith, Hope and Charity [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B, PB1906]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: Robert Hays King (1814-1895), his first wife, Anna Duff King (1815-1849) and his second wife, Mary Jane Pauley King (1824-1859) [INSCRIPTION, PB1906, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: Robert and Anna's daughter, Martha King (Mrs. Joseph William) Kepler [PB1906, FINDAGRAVE, WEB]
Date: Installed Nov 1906 [PB1906]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
25.5' high x 7.5' wide [PB1906]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: 1814 ROBERT HAYS KING 1895 / 1815 ANNA DUFF KING 1849 / 1824 MARY PAULEY KING 1859 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Christ; Faith; Hope; Charity
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Kepler Memorial Window because Mrs. Kepler was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 33.52.5.10

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Laughlin Memorial Window (Laughlin-Phillips Memorial Window)
Theme: Christ Blessing Little Children [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: James H. Laughlin (31 Oct 1806 - 18 Dec 1882) and Ann(e) McCully Irwin Laughlin (23 Mar 1813 - 8 Nov 1891) [INSCRIPTION, PP1905B, PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their son, James Laughlin, Jr. [PGT1911]
or their daughter-in-law, Sidney Ford Page (Mrs. James) Laughlin, Jr. [ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
and their daughter, Elizabeth Irwin Laughlin (Mrs. Duncan Clinch) Phillips [PGT1911, ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Dedicated (along with building) Palm Sunday, 16 Apr 1905 [PP1905B]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: James Laughlin / 1806 1882 / Anne Irwin Laughlin / 1813 1891 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Laughlin-Phillips Memorial Window because Mrs. Laughlin and Mrs. Phillips were the donors [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 33.52.5.11

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Purves Memorial Window
Theme: Call of Matthew and St. John the Baptist [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: George Tybout Purves (27 Sep 1852 - 24 Sep 1901), the sixth minister, 1886-1892 [INSCRIPTION, PP1905B, PGT1911, WEB]
Donor: the congregation [PP1905B]
Date: Dedicated (along with building) Palm Sunday, 16 Apr 1905 [PP1905B]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: ECCE / AGNVS / DEI // In Memoriam / George Tybout Purves, D.D. / 1852 1901 [PHOTO]
Category: St. Matthew; Baptism
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]

Item 33.52.5.12

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Robinson Memorial Window
Theme: Annunciation to Mary and Angels of Peace and Hope [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: David Robinson (30 Jan 1828 - 7 Jan 1895) and William Andrew Robinson (17 Jun 1830 - 4 Oct 1902) [INSCRIPTION, PP1905B, PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE, WEB]
Donor: sister-in-law / wife, Alice Blaine Robinson [PP1905B, ORG]
nephew / son, Alexander Blaine Robinson [PGT1911]
and other members of the Robinson family [PGT1911, ORG]
Date: Dedicated (along with building) Palm Sunday, 16 Apr 1905 [PP1905B]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: David Robinson / 1828 1895 // In Memoriam // William Andrew / Robinson / 1830 1902 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Annunciation; Angel of Peace; Angel of Hope
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]

Item 33.52.5.13

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Speer Memorial Window
Theme: Annunciation to Shepherds and Angels of Salvation [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [IS1905, PP1905A, PP1905B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1905, PP1906]
Memorial details: Hetty Morrow Speer (10 Jan 1802 - 30 Jun 1887) and Dr. James Ramsey Speer (19 Nov 1796 - 6 Sep 1891) [INSCRIPTION, PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their son, Charles Edward Speer [PGT1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Dedicated (along with building) Palm Sunday, 16 Apr 1905 [PP1905B]
Size: 26' high x 7.5' wide [IS1905, ORG]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Loving Memory of / 1802 Hetty Morrow Speer 1887 / 1796 James Ramsey Speer 1891 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Annunciation; Angel of Salvation
Cost: $4000 to $5000 [PP1905A, PP1905B]

Item 33.52.5.14

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
IS1905: The International Studio, The Window Opening in Decoration (1905, Vol. XXVI, p. XV-XIX)
ORG: Organization
PB1906: Presbyterian Banner (8 Nov 1906, p. 732)
PGT1910: Pittsburgh Gazette Times (17 Oct 1910, p. 6)
PGT1911: Pittsburgh Gazette Times (19 Jul 1911, p. 17)
PHOTO: Photo of item
PITT1908: A Century and a Half of Pittsburgh and her People, John W. Jordan (ed.) (1908, p. 18-19)
PP1905A: The Pittsburgh Press (30 Mar 1905)
PP1905B: The Pittsburgh Press (12 Apr 1905, p. 2)
PP1906: The Pittsburgh Press (15 Apr 1906)
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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