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Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.57.3
Rating: 3 stars
Other name(s): First Presbyterian Church; Westminster Presbyterian Church
Address: 550 Madison Avenue
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.41001, -75.65483
Tiffany 1910: Page 107
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1904 [ST1904, SR1904]
Architect: L.C. Holden and R.W. Snyder [ST1904, SR1904]
Also of interest: 1904 Pentecost mosaic designed by Frances White and made by Walter Janes [ST1904, SR1904, ARCH1905, AIA1905, ARCH1907]
1906 Storrs Memorial Window, "Christ and the Woman at the Well of Samaria", by John La Farge [SR1906, ST1906]
1917 bronze Bull Memorial Tablet by Tiffany Studios [WBR1917]
1929 Scranton Memorial medallion window by D'Ascenzo Studios [SR1929]
1938 Inglis Memorial Window, "Sermon on the Mount", by Willet [ORG]
1938 Platt Memorial Window, "Nativity", by Willet [ORG]
1938 Schautz Memorial Window, "Boy Jesus in the Temple", by Willet [ORG]
Three 1960s windows by Baut Studios [ORG]

Site Items

33.57.3.1: Platt Memorial Window: Ascension (1904) (Extant) item has a photo
33.57.3.2: Manness Memorial Window: The Good Shepherd (1915) (Extant) item has a photo
33.57.3.3: Fuller Memorial Window: Jesus Blessing the Children (1915) (Extant) item has a photo
33.57.3.4: Dickson Memorial Window: The Good Samaritan (1915) (Extant) item has a photo
33.57.3.5: Griffin Memorial Window: Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock (Extant) item has a photo
33.57.3.6: Hunt Memorial Window: Christ and the Disciples at Emmaus (Extant) item has a photo
33.57.3.7: Fowler Memorial Window: Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem (Extant) item has a photo
33.57.3.8: Jones Memorial Window: The Last Supper (Extant) item has a photo
33.57.3.9: Hallstead Memorial Window: The Resurrection Angel (1911) (Extant) item has a photo
33.57.3.10: Decker Memorial Font: baptismal font, marble inlaid with glass and mother-of-pearl (Extant)

Item 33.57.3.1

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Platt Memorial Window:  Ascension
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Platt Memorial Window
Theme: Ascension [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 106
Duncan 1980: Page 222
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Joseph Curtis Platt (17 Sep 1816 - 15 Nov 1887) and Catherine Serena Scranton Platt (1 Apr 1822 - 4 Jul 1887) [INSCRIPTION, ST1904, SR1904]
Donor: their daughter, Emma Platt [ST1904, SR1904]
Date: In place when building dedicated, 23 Oct 1904 [ST1904, SR1904]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Loving Memory of // J. Curtis Platt / Born Sept. 17, 1816 - Died Nov. 15, 1887 // and his wife / Catherine Serena Scranton / Born April 1, 1822 - Died July 4, 1887 [PHOTO]
Category: Ascension

Item 33.57.3.2

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Manness Memorial Window:  The Good Shepherd
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Manness Memorial Window
Theme: The Good Shepherd [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: not signed [ART2002]
Other documentation: [SR1915A, SR1915B]
Record type: window
Designer: probably Frederick Wilson [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: William W. Manness (1816-1893) and Elvira C. Manness (1826-1893) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor:
Date: Dedicated 14 Mar 1915 [SR1915A]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memory of / William W. Manness / 1816 1893 // and / Elvira C. Manness / 1826 1893 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd

Item 33.57.3.3

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Fuller Memorial Window:  Jesus Blessing the Children
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fuller Memorial Window
Theme: Jesus Blessing the Children [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios, NY, 1915 [ART2002]
Other documentation: [SR1915A, SR1915B]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Fuller (1 Mar 1797 - 28 Nov 1881) and Maria S. Fuller (1799-1874) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: Signature 1915 [SIGNATURE]
Dedicated 14 Mar 1915 [SR1915A]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Loving Memory of / Charles Fuller / 1797 1881 // and / Maria S. Fuller / 1799 - 1874 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ Blessing Children

Item 33.57.3.4

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Dickson Memorial Window:  The Good Samaritan
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Dickson Memorial Window
Theme: The Good Samaritan [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios, NY, 1915 [ART2002]
Other documentation: [SR1915A, SR1915B]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Alexander W. Dickson (1843-1912) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor:
Date: Signature 1915 [SIGNATURE]
Dedicated 14 Mar 1915 [SR1915A]
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In / Loving Memory of // Alexander W. Dickson / 1843 1912 [PHOTO]
Category: Good Samaritan

Item 33.57.3.5

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Griffin Memorial Window:  Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Griffin Memorial Window
Theme: Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Sarah McWade Griffin (1 Jul 1834 - 14 Jan 1910) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Loving Memory of // 1834 Sarah Griffin 1910 [PHOTO]
Category: Christ Knocking at the Door

Item 33.57.3.6

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Hunt Memorial Window:  Christ and the Disciples at Emmaus
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hunt Memorial Window
Theme: Christ and the Disciples at Emmaus [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios, New York [ART2002]
Other documentation:
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Alexander Everett Hunt (1 Apr 1835 - 15 Sep 1914) and Frances E. Hunt (28 Aug 1837 - 9 Feb 1911) [INSCRIPTION, ART2002, FINDAGRAVE, NYT1914]
Donor:
Date:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Loving Memory of / Alexander E. Hunt / 1835 - 1914 // and / Frances E. Hunt / 1837 - 1911 [PHOTO]
Category: Emmaus

Item 33.57.3.7

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Fowler Memorial Window:  Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Fowler Memorial Window
Theme: Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [ART2002, ORG]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: James W. Fowler (1835 or 1838 - 11 Nov 1903) and Achsah Bethiah Dickinson Fowler (11 Jun 1837 - 24 Nov 1925) [INSCRIPTION, SR1903, SR1925A]
Donor: wife / self, Achsah Bethiah Dickinson Fowler via bequest [SR1925B, DEDUCED]
Date:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: James W. Fowler / 1838 1903 // Achsah D. Fowler / June 11 1837 - Nov 24 1925 [PHOTO]
Category: Triumphal Entry
Comment: Mr. Fowler's grave says he was born in 1835 [WEB]

Item 33.57.3.8

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Jones Memorial Window:  The Last Supper
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Jones Memorial Window
Theme: The Last Supper [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [ART2002, ORG]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Simon Jones (1821-1875) and Ellen Lazarus Jones (1818-1904) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: bequest of Achsah Bethiah Dickinson Fowler [SR1925B, DEDUCED]
Date:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Simon Jones / 1821 - 1875 // Ellen Lazarus Jones / 1818 - 1904 [PHOTO]
Category: Last Supper

Item 33.57.3.9

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Hallstead Memorial Window:  The Resurrection Angel
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hallstead Memorial Window
Theme: The Resurrection Angel [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [WBTL1911]
Record type: window
Designer:
Memorial details: Hallstead family [INSCRIPTION, ART2002]
Donor: Mary Elizabeth Harding (Mrs. William Finn) Hallstead [SR1911, WBTL1911, HIST1923, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Installed Apr 1911 [INSCRIPTION, HIST1923]
Dedicated Easter Sunday, 16 Apr 1911 [WBTL1911]
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: THE HALLSTEAD MEMORIAL / ERECTED - EASTER 1911 [PHOTO, WBTL1911]
Category: Angel of Resurrection

Item 33.57.3.10

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

Status: Extant [TGM2017]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Decker Memorial Font
Description: baptismal font, marble inlaid with glass and mother-of-pearl [TGM2017]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [TGM2017]
Record type: mosaic (architectural)
Designer:
Memorial details: Austin M. Decker (4 Nov 1832 - 27 Oct 1883) [HIST1923, TGM2017, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: ca. 1908 [TGM2017]
Inscription:

References

AIA1905: Catalogue, Fifth Exhibition of the Brooklyn Chapter, American Institute of Architects (1905, p. xxv)
ARCH1905: Catalogue of the Twentienth Annual Exhibition of the Architectural League of New York (1905, p. 39)
ARCH1907: The Pittsburgh Architectural Club, Fourth Exhibition (1907, p. 41)
ART2002: The Art of Stained Glass, Richard W. Rousseau (2002, p. 5-22)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1923: The First Presbyterian Church of Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1848-1923, William Jessup Hand (1923, p. 95)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYT1914: New York Times (16 Sep 1914)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
SIGNATURE: Signature on item
SR1903: The Scranton Republican (12 Nov 1903, p. 4-5)
SR1904: The Scranton Republican (24 Oct 1904, p. 7)
SR1906: The Scranton Republican (24 Dec 1906, p. 5)
SR1911: The Scranton Republican (31 Jul 1911, p. 2)
SR1915A: The Scranton Republican (15 Mar 1915, p. 12)
SR1915B: The Scranton Republican (20 Mar 1915, p. 4)
SR1925A: The Scranton Republican (25 Nov 1925, p. 5)
SR1925B: The Scranton Republican (12 Dec 1925, p. 2)
SR1929: The Scranton Republican (7 Oct 1929, p. 3)
ST1904: The Scranton Truth (22 Oct 1904, p. 5)
ST1906: The Scranton Truth (24 Dec 1906, p. 11)
TGM2017: Tiffany's Glass Mosaics, Kelly A. Conway and Lindsy R. Parrott (mosaic list compiled by Morgan T. Albahary) (2017, p. 247)
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (6 Feb 1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1896: Memorial Windows, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1896)
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)
WBR1917: Wilkes-Barre Record (23 Jan 1917, p. 24)
WBTL1911: Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader (15 Apr 1911, p. 5)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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