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South Congregational - First Baptist Church, New Britain, Connecticut

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Site Id: 8.22.1
Rating: 1 star
Address: 90 Main Street
Location: New Britain, Connecticut 06051, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.66509, -72.78163
Tiffany 1910: Page 45
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Page 29
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1865-1868 [HIST1893]
Architect: George F. Meacham [HIST1893]
Comment: The building was damaged by fire 12 Feb 1928 [HIST1930]
Also of interest: 1910 Tiffany bronze tablet in memory of Daniel Miner Rogers [HC1911, PHOTO]

Site Items

8.22.1.1: Stanley Memorial Window: ornamental (Unknown)
8.22.1.2: Woodruff Memorial Window: ornamental (1890) (Extant)
8.22.1.3: Peck Memorial Window: Angel of Purity (1905) (Extant)

Item 8.22.1.1

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Stanley Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 45
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Page 29
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 8.22.1.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Woodruff Memorial Window
Description: ornamental [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 45
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Page 29
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details: Dr. Lucius Woodruff (1 Dec 1812 - 11 Jan 1872) and Harriet Buell Woodruff (d. 27 Oct 1872 aged 62) [HC1890, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their adopted daughter, Jane Case [HC1890]
Date: Installed ca. Aug 1890 [HC1890]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF DR LUCIUS WOODRUFF / AND HIS WIFE HARRIET BUELL [PHOTO, HC1890]
Category: Ornamental
Location: conference room (originally the church parlor) [ORG]
Comment: The form of the signature is such that it must have been added later, possibly when the Peck window was installed in 1905 [DEDUCED]

Item 8.22.1.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Peck Memorial Window (Boardman Memorial Window)
Theme: Angel of Purity [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 45
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
signature
Other documentation: [HC1905]
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Peck (1830-1903) and Mary F. Peck (1832-1904) [HC1905, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their children, Edward F. Peck, William E. Peck, Carolyn Peck (Mrs. Henry Bradford) Boardman and Mary Louise Peck (Mrs. Elihu) Thomson [HC1905, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Ordered Apr 1905 [HC1905]
Installed ca. Sep 1905 [HC1905]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Blessed are the pure in / heart for they/ shall see God // In Loving Memory of / Charles Peck and his wife Mary F. Peck [PHOTO, HC1905]
Category: Angel of Purity
Location: conference room (originally the church parlor) [ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Boardman Memorial Window so likely Mrs. Boardman organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HC1890: The Hartford Courant (29 Aug 1890, p. 6)
HC1905: The Hartford Courant (15 Sep 1905, p. 13)
HC1911: The Hartford Courant (13 Jan 1911, p. 18)
HIST1893: A Half Century of the South Congregational Church, New Britain, Conn., 1842-1892 (1893, p. 46)
HIST1930: A History of the South Congregational Church from its separation in 1842 to January 1, 1930, Kate Brown Brooks (1930, p. 29)
ORG: Organization
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)

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