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Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, Charleston, West Virginia

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: 42.1.2
Rating: 1 star
Address: 1009 Virginia Street East
Location: Charleston, West Virginia 25301, USA
Lat/Lng: 38.34749, -81.63428
Tiffany 1910: Page 116
Duncan 1980: Page 223
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 lists the church twice, once under Charleston and once under Kanawha [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1873-1885 [ORG]
Architect:
Comment: The church says that two of the other windows, the Staunton Memorial Window, theme the Good Samaritan, and the Torrence Memorial Window, theme the Ascension, both unsigned, are by Tiffany [ORG, DT2011]
Also of interest: Eight 1966 windows by Willet Studios [ORG]

Site Items

42.1.2.1: Smith Memorial Window: landscape (1910) (Extant)
42.1.2.2: Comstock Memorial Window: The Lord is My Shepherd (Extant)
42.1.2.3: Dana Memorial Window: The Angel (Extant)

Item 42.1.2.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Smith Memorial Window
Description: landscape [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 116
Duncan 1980: Page 223
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: not signed [DT2011]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date: ca. 1910 [INT1910]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO]
Inscription: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help [INT1910]
Category: Landscape; Rose Window

Item 42.1.2.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Comstock Memorial Window (Arter Memorial Window)
Theme: The Lord is My Shepherd [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 116
Duncan 1980: Page 223
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: not signed [DT2011]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Mary Elizabeth Ruffner Comstock (15 Sep 1833 - 2 Jan 1894) and Dr. Lucius Loomis Comstock (9 Aug 1834 - 5 Feb 1886) [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: To the Glory of God and in loving memory of / Elizabeth Ruffner / Comstock / Lucious L. Comstock MD [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Arter Memorial Window, so likely Laura L. Comstock Arter, the daughter of the Comstocks, was at least one of the donors and was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 42.1.2.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Dana Memorial Window
Theme: The Angel [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Tiffany Studios [DT2011]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Maria Swift Dana (18 Oct 1845 - 27 Apr 1912) [INSCRIPTION]
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: MARIA SWIFT DANA / OCTOBER 18, 1845 / APRIL 27, 1912 [PHOTO]
Category: Angel

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DT2011: Donald Traser, personal communication (31 Aug 2011)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
INT1910: The Interior (21 Jul 1910, p. 1024)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
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)

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