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Third Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.52.8
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 5701 5th Avenue
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.45025, -79.92949
Tiffany 1910: Page 105 and 106
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1901-1903 [PPOST1903B, PPOST1903C]
Architect: Theophilus Chandler [WIND1995]
Also of interest: 1903 Ten Virgins window by William Willet [ORG, PPOST1903A]
1903 Memory and Hope window by Kenyon Cox [ORG, PPOST1903A]
1903 Resurrection window by Robert McCausland [ORG, PPOST1903A]
ca. 1905 Holy City window by William Willet [NYMT1906, ST1906, NYT1906, PI1906, ORG]

Site Items

33.52.8.1: Albree Memorial Window: Angels of Praise (1903) (Extant)
33.52.8.2: Bushnell Memorial Window: Sacrifice of Isaac (1903) (Extant)
33.52.8.3: Edwards Memorial Window: Gabriel and Purity and Peace (Extant)
33.52.8.4: Bissell and Laughlin Memorial Window: Star of Bethlehem (1903) (Extant)
33.52.8.5: Schwartz Memorial Window: The Prophets (1903) (Extant)
33.52.8.6: Shaw Memorial Window: Christ and Nicodemus (1903) (Extant)
33.52.8.7: Thaw Memorial Window: The Holy City (1903) (Demolished)
33.52.8.8: Chandler Memorial Window: ornamental (Unknown)

Item 33.52.8.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Albree Memorial Window
Theme: Angels of Praise [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PB1903, NYO1903]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: George Albree (1 Feb 1803 - 20 Feb 1880) and his son, Joseph Albree (21 Sep 1835 - 7 Nov 1898) [PPOST1903C, PB1903]
Donor:
Date: In place when building dedicated, 1 Nov 1903 [PPOST1903B, PPOST1903C, PB1903, NYO1903]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Joseph Albree, born Sept. 21, 1835, died Nov. 7, 1898. Deacon in Third Presbyterian Church, 1863-1868 // George Albree, born Feb. 1, 1803, died Feb. 20 1880. Elder in Third Presbyterian Church, 1840-1880 [PB1903]
Category: Angel of Praise

Item 33.52.8.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bushnell Memorial Window
Theme: Sacrifice of Isaac [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PB1903]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [IS1909]
Memorial details: Daniel Bushnell (1808 - 12 Jul 1891) [PPOST1903C, PB1903, PD1891]
Donor: his children, Joseph Bushnell, Sarah Wells Bushnell Warden and John Bushnell [PB1903, WEB]
Date: In place when building dedicated, 1 Nov 1903 [PPOST1903A, PPOST1903B, PPOST1903C, PB1903]
Size: about 36' high x 14' wide [PB1903]
Lancets: 6 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Who against hope believed in hope // To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Daniel Bushnell // Joseph Bushnell, Sarah Warden, and John Bushnell, 1903 [WIND1995, PB1903, DEDUCED]
Category: Biblical Story

Item 33.52.8.3

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

Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Edwards Memorial Window
Theme: Gabriel and Purity and Peace [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 105
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Richard Edwards (1 Jan 1803 - 18 Sep 1884) and Catherine Pond May Edwards (6 Jul 1806 - 1 Apr 1883) [FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Gabriel

Item 33.52.8.4

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Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Bissell and Laughlin Memorial Window
Theme: Star of Bethlehem [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PB1903, NYO1903]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: John Bissell (8 Jan 1797 - 15 Jul 1865), Nancy Semple Bissell (13 Aug 1802 - 2 Apr 1885), Anne M. Bissell (1827 - 13 Aug 1902) [PB1903, FINDAGRAVE]
and also Mary Bissell Laughlin (26 Jun 1840 - 23 Sep 1881) [FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: granddaughter / granddaughter / niece / daughter, Mary Irwin Laughlin [WIND1995, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: In place when building dedicated, 1 Nov 1903 [PPOST1903B, PPOST1903C, PB1903, NYO1903]
Size:
Inscription: In Memoriam, John Bissell, Nancy Semple Bissell, Annie M. Bissell [PB1903]
Category: Star of Bethlehem

Item 33.52.8.5

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Schwartz Memorial Window
Theme: The Prophets [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PB1903, NYO1903]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jacob Loeser Schwartz (20 Dec 1816 - 3 May 1868) and James Ernest Schwartz (9 Mar 1843 - 16 May 1900) [PPOST1903A, PPOST1903B, PPOST1903C, PB1903, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: wife / mother, Evaline McDowell Schwartz [PB1903, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: In place when building dedicated, 1 Nov 1903 [PPOST1903A, PPOST1903B, PPOST1903C, PB1903, NYO1903]
Size:
Lancets: 6 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memoriam, Jacob Loeser Schwartz, James Ernst Schwartz, 1816-1868, 1843-1903 [PB1903]
Category: Prophet

Item 33.52.8.6

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Shaw Memorial Window
Theme: Christ and Nicodemus [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PB1903, NYO1903]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Judge Thomas Ewing (3 Jul 1827 - 9 May 1897) [PPOST1903C, WEB]
Donor: his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Ewing (Mrs. George E.) Shaw [WIND1995, WEB]
Date: In place when building dedicated, 1 Nov 1903 [PPOST1903A, PPOST1903B, PPOST1903C, PB1903, NYO1903]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Christ and Nicodemus

Item 33.52.8.7

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Status: Demolished [NYMT1906, ST1906, NYT1906, PI1906]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thaw Memorial Window
Theme: The Holy City [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYO1903, NYMT1906, ST1906, NYT1906, PI1906]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: William Thaw (12 Oct 1818 - 17 Aug 1889) [PPOST1903A, PPOST1903C, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his wife, Mary Sibbet Copley Thaw [NYMT1906, ST1906, NYT1906, PI1906, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: In place when building dedicated, 1 Nov 1903 [PPOST1903A, PPOST1903C, NYO1903]
Size: 40' high x 20' wide [PPOST1903A]
Inscription:
Category: Holy City
Cost: $5000 [NYT1906, PI1906]
$25000 [NYMT1906, ST1906]
Comment: Mrs. Thaw was not happy with the window and had William Willet re-make it ca. Dec 1904 (there was a lawsuit in 1906 because she did not pay him, and he also claimed the Tiffany design was basically his in the first place) [NYMT1906, ST1906, NYT1906, PI1906]

Item 33.52.8.8

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Chandler Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
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
IS1909: The International Studio, The Art of Frederick Wilson and its Message: An Appreciation, Minna C. Smith (Oct 1909, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 152, p. XCVII-C)
NYMT1906: New York Morning Telegram (6 Mar 1906, p. 6)
NYO1903: The New York Observer (26 Nov 1903, p. 683)
NYT1906: New York Times (29 Mar 1906)
ORG: Organisation
PB1903: Presbyterian Banner (5 Nov 1903, p. 681-682)
PD1891: The Pittsburg Dispatch (13 Jul 1891, p. 4)
PHOTO: Photo of item
PI1906: Philadelphia Inquirer (29 Mar 1906, p. 1)
PPOST1903A: The Pittsburg Post (25 Oct 1903, p. 3)
PPOST1903B: The Pittsburg Post (1 Nov 1903, Fourth Part, p. 4)
PPOST1903C: The Pittsburg Post (2 Nov 1903, p. 6)
ST1906: The Scranton Truth (15 Mar 1906, p. 12)
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
WIND1995: The Sanctuary and the Stained Glass Windows, V.W. Torbert, 3rd (1995)

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