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First Church Congregational, Fairfield, Connecticut

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Site Id: 8.10.2
Rating: 1 star
Address: 148 Beach Road
Location: Fairfield, Connecticut 06824, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.14333, -73.25037
Tiffany 1910: Page 43
Duncan 1980: Page 208
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1890-1892 [CHILD1910]
Architect: J.C. Cady & Company [CHILD1910]
Also of interest:

Site Items

8.10.2.1: Jennings Memorial Window: Scenes from Life of Christ (1908) (Extant)
8.10.2.2.a: Eliot Memorial Window: medallion (1909) (Extant)
8.10.2.2.b: Hobart Memorial Window: medallion (1911) (Extant)
8.10.2.2.c: Humphrey Memorial Window: medallion (1911) (Extant)
8.10.2.2.d: Jones Memorial Window: medallion (1911) (Extant)
8.10.2.2.e: Wakeman Memorial Window: medallion (1911) (Extant)
8.10.2.2.f: Webb Memorial Window: medallion (1911) (Extant)
8.10.2.3: Women Founders Memorial Windows: six jewel glass windows (1914) (Extant)

Item 8.10.2.1

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Jennings Memorial Window
Theme: Scenes from Life of Christ (The Blessing of Little Children, The Baptism by John, The Woman of Samaria, The Nativity, The Disputation in the Temple, The Sermon on the Mount, The Child in the Kingdom, The Transfiguration, Healing the Blind) [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, NYEP1908B, NYO1908A, NYO1908B, CHILD1910]
Description: medallion [NYT1908A, NYT1908B, NYH1908A, NYH1908B, NYEP1908A, NYEP1908B, NYO1908A, NYO1908B]
Tiffany 1910: Page 43
Duncan 1980: Page 208
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYT1908A, NYT1908B, NYH1908A, NYH1908B, NYEP1908A, NYEP1908B, NYO1908A, NYO1908B, PB1908, LCT1914, CONG1914]
Record type: Window
Designer: Louis Comfort Tiffany [NYT1908A, NYH1908A, NYO1908A]
Memorial details: Oliver Burr Jennings (3 Jun 1825 - 12 Feb 1893) and Esther Judson Goodsell Jennings (1828-1908) [CHILD1909, CHILD1910, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their children, Walter Jennings, Annie Burr Jennings, Helen Goodsell Jennings (Mrs. Walter B.) James, Emma Brewster Jennings (Mrs. Hugh Dudley) Auchincloss and Oliver Gould Jennings [CHILD1909, CHILD1910, BEF1909, WIKI]
Date: Exhibited ca. Apr-Jun 1908 [NYT1908A, NYT1908B, NYH1908A, NYH1908B, NYEP1908A, NYEP1908B, NYO1908A, NYO1908B, PB1908]
Dedicated 26 Jul 1908 [CHILD1909]
Size:
Lancets: 3 [PHOTO, NYT1908B, NYEP1908B, NYH1908B, NYO1908A, NYO1908B]
Inscription:
Category: Medallion
Location: Webb Room [ORG]
History: Originally behind pulpit but moved to Webb Room at back of sanctuary in 2014 [CHILD1910, ORG, PHOTO]
Restoration: Restored 2013-2014 by Serpentino Stained Glass Studio [ORG]
Comment: Damaged by fire in 1940 [DNT2010]

Item 8.10.2.2.a

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Eliot Memorial Window (Child Memorial Window)
Description: medallion (Palms, Tree of Life) [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, CHILD1912, CHILD1910]
Tiffany 1910: Page 43
Duncan 1980: Page 208
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BEF1909, CHILD1909, CHILD1912, CONG1922, CONG1914]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Samuel Eliot (11 Jan 1743 - 26 Sep 1805), pastor of church 1774-1805 [BEF1909, CHILD1909, CHILD1910, CHILD1912, CONG1922, HIST1915, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: J. Sanford Saltus [BEF1909, CHILD1909, CHILD1910, CHILD1912, CONG1922]
Date: Dedicated 25 Jul 1909 [BEF1909, CHILD1909, CHILD1912]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CHILD1912]
Inscription: on bronze tablet underneath window: IN MEMORY OF / REVEREND ANDREW ELIOT, A.M. / 1743 1805 / THE GIFT OF MR. J. SANFORD SALTUS [CHILD1909]
Category: Medallion
Location: north west wall, center [PHOTO, CHILD1912]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Child Memorial Window because the pastor at the time, Frank Samuel Child, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, BEF1911A, DEDUCED]

Item 8.10.2.2.b

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hobart Memorial Window
Description: medallion [CHILD1912]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BEF1911A, CHILD1912, CONG1922, CONG1914]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Noah Hobart (2 Jan 1705 - 6 Dec 1773), pastor of church 1733-1773 [BEF1911B, BEF1911C, CHILD1912, CONG1922, HIST1915, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: J. Sanford Saltus [BEF1911B, BEF1911C, BEF1911D, CHILD1912, CONG1922]
Date: Dedicated Easter Sunday, 16 Apr 1911 [BEF1911B, BEF1911C, BEF1911D, CHILD1912]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CHILD1912]
Inscription: I WILL LOOK UNTO THE HILLS [BEF1911D, DEDUCED]
Category: Medallion
Location: north west wall, left [PHOTO, CHILD1912]

Item 8.10.2.2.c

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Humphrey Memorial Window
Description: medallion [CHILD1912]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BEF1911A, CHILD1912, CONG1922, CONG1914]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Heman Humphrey (26 Mar 1779 - 3 Apr 1861), pastor of church 1807-1817 [BEF1911B, BEF1911C, CHILD1912, CONG1922, HIST1915, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: J. Sanford Saltus [BEF1911B, BEF1911C, BEF1911D, CHILD1912, CONG1922]
Date: Dedicated Easter Sunday, 16 Apr 1911 [BEF1911B, BEF1911C, BEF1911D, CHILD1912]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CHILD1912]
Inscription: GREEN PASTURES STILL WATERS [BEF1911D, PHOTO]
Category: Medallion
Location: north west wall, right [PHOTO, CHILD1912]

Item 8.10.2.2.d

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Jones Memorial Window
Description: medallion [CHILD1912]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912, CONG1922, CONG1914]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: John Jones (1593-1664), pastor of church 1644-1664 [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912, CONG1922, HIST1915, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: J. Sanford Saltus [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912, CONG1922]
Date: Dedicated Thanksgiving, 30 Nov 1911 [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CHILD1912]
Inscription: THY WORD IS A LIGHT UNTO MY WORLD [PHOTO, BEF1911D]
Category: Medallion
Location: south east wall, center [PHOTO, CHILD1912]

Item 8.10.2.2.e

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Wakeman Memorial Window
Description: medallion [CHILD1912]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912, CONG1922, CONG1914]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Samuel Wakeman (7 Jun 1635 - 8 Mar 1692), pastor of church 1665-1692 [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912, CONG1922, HIST1915, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: J. Sanford Saltus [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912, CONG1922]
Date: Dedicated Thanksgiving, 30 Nov 1911 [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CHILD1912]
Inscription: BEHOLD THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MEN [PHOTO, BEF1911D]
Category: Medallion
Location: south east wall, left [PHOTO, CHILD1912]

Item 8.10.2.2.f

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Webb Memorial Window
Description: medallion [CHILD1912]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912, CONG1922, CONG1914]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Joseph Webb (1666 - 19 Sep 1732), pastor of church 1694-1732 [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912, CONG1922, HIST1915, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: J. Sanford Saltus [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912, CONG1922]
Date: Dedicated Thanksgiving, 30 Nov 1911 [BEF1911D, BEF1911E, CHILD1912]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO, CHILD1912]
Inscription: I AM THE VINE YE ARE THE BRANCHES [BEF1911D, DEDUCED]
Category: Medallion
Location: south east wall, right [PHOTO, CHILD1912]

Item 8.10.2.3

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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Women Founders Memorial Windows
Description: six jewel glass windows [BEF1914A, BEF1914B, CONG1914]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [BEF1914A, BEF1914B, CONG1914]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: the women who stood shoulder to shoulder with the men in founding the town [CONG1914]
Donor: J. Sanford Saltus [CONG1914]
Date: Unveiled 27 Sep 1914 [BEF1914A, BEF1914B, CONG1914]
Size:
Lancets: each window 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription:
Category: Medallion
Location: four on south east wall, two on north west wall [PHOTO]

References

BEF1909: Bridgeport Evening Farmer (26 Jul 1909, p. 7)
BEF1911A: Bridgeport Evening Farmer (10 Feb 1911, p. 12)
BEF1911B: Bridgeport Evening Farmer (15 Apr 1911, p. 10)
BEF1911C: Bridgeport Evening Farmer (17 Apr 1911, p. 10)
BEF1911D: Bridgeport Evening Farmer (28 Nov 1911, p. 1)
BEF1911E: Bridgeport Evening Farmer (29 Nov 1911, p. 8)
BEF1914A: Bridgeport Evening Farmer (26 Sep 1914, p. 3)
BEF1914B: Bridgeport Evening Farmer (28 Sep 1914, p. 5)
CHILD1909: Rev. Andrew Eliot, A.M.: an address, Frank Samuel Child (1909)
CHILD1910: An Old New England Church, Frank Samuel Child (1910, p. 127-132)
CHILD1912: Windows in memory of the colonial ministers who served the Prime Ancient Society, Fairfield, Connecticut, Frank Samuel Child (1912)
CONG1914: The Congregationalist and Christian World (8 Oct 1914, p. 476)
CONG1922: The Congregationalist (1922, p. 641)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DNT2010: Danbury News-Times (17 Jan 2010)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1915: The Southport Congregational Church: An Historical Sketch (1915, p. 3)
LCT1914: The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany (1914, between p. 16 and p. 17)
NYEP1908A: New York Evening Post (18 Apr 1908, p. 8)
NYEP1908B: New York Evening Post (13 Jun 1908, p. 5)
NYH1908A: New York Herald (26 Apr 1908, literary and art section, p. 3)
NYH1908B: New York Herald (21 Jun 1908, p. 21)
NYO1908A: The New York Observer (23 Apr 1908, p. 540)
NYO1908B: The New York Observer (25 Jun 1908, p. 845)
NYT1908A: New York Times (15 Apr 1908)
NYT1908B: New York Times (13 Jun 1908, p. 5)
ORG: Organization
PB1908: Presbyterian Banner (16 Apr 1908, p. 1494)
PHOTO: Photo of item
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)
WIKI: Wikipedia

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