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First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee

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Site Id: 37.3.1
Rating: 1 star
Address: 620 State Street
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, USA
Lat/Lng: 35.96428, -83.91607
Tiffany 1910: Page 111
Duncan 1980: Page 223
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1902 [WIND2015]
Architect:
Also of interest: Four windows attributed to Flora and Ruby MacDonald [WIND2015]
Window by Crosby Willet [WIND2015]

Site Items

37.3.1.1: Rayl Memorial Window: ornamental (Extant)
37.3.1.2: Vanuxem Memorial Window: Angels of Praise (Extant)

Item 37.3.1.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO, WIND2015]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Rayl Memorial Window (Barker Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 111
Duncan 1980: Page 223
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: signed [ORG]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Jesse Addison Rayl (2 Mar 1825 - 13 Jan 1897) and Ann Elizabeth Strong Rayl (1 Apr 1830 - 24 Jun 1895) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: ca. 1902 [WIND2015]
Size:
Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / JESSE ADDISON RAYL / MARCH 2, 1825 / JANUARY 13, 1897 // TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / ANN ELIZABETH RAYL / APRIL 1, 1830 / JUNE 24, 1895 [PHOTO, DEDUCED]
Category: Ornamental
History: The window was moved several times and at some point was split in two [WIND2015]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Barker Memorial Window, so likely the Rayl's daughter, Jessie Rayl Barker, was at least one of the donors and was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 37.3.1.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Vanuxem Memorial Window
Theme: Angels of Praise [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 111
Duncan 1980: Page 223
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: not signed [ORG]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Frederick William Vanuxem (9 Aug 1829 - 3 Jan 1880) and Elizabeth Kennedy Vanuxem (d. 31 Oct 1901) [INSCRIPTION, SHOE1903]
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / FREDERICK WILLIAM / AND ELIZABETH KENNEDY VANVXEM [PHOTO]
Category: Angel of Praise
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 spells the name as Vanuxern [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]

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
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
SHOE1903: Genealogy of the Shoemaker Family, Benjamin H. Shoemaker (1903, p. 211)
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)
WIND2015: The Stained Glass Windows of First Presbyterian Church, Kelly Norrell (2015)

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