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Christ Church, Pomfret, Connecticut

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Site Id: 8.30.1
Rating: 1 star
Address: 512 Pomfret Street
Location: Pomfret, Connecticut 06258, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.89359, -71.96167
Tiffany 1910: Page 46
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Page 30
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Listed
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 just list Vinton Memorial Windows, and possibly this means that a Vinton, quite possibly Eleanor Vinton, was the person who organised all the windows with the Tiffany company, or, alternatively, the donors were all just viewed as members of the Vinton family [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1882-1883 [CHU1883]
Architect: Howard Hoppin [CHU1883]
Comment: The Tiffany windows were "designed by (Elihu) Vedder and other choice artists" [CHU1883]
The building was dedicated to Alexander Hamilton Vinton, D.D. and his wife, Eleanor Stockbridge Vinton, and donated by their daughters, Eleanor Vinton and Mary Vinton Clark [CHU1883]
Also of interest: Five 1883 chancel windows designed by Frederic Crowninshield, and 1883 window by William J. McPherson [CHU1883]

Site Items

8.30.1.1: Thompson Memorial Window: ornamental window (1883) (Extant) item has a photo
8.30.1.2: Vinton Memorial Window: ornamental window (1883) (Extant) item has a photo
8.30.1.3: Vinton Memorial Window: woman with lamp (1883) (Extant) item has a photo
8.30.1.4: Vinton Memorial Window: Christian Knight (1883) (Extant) item has a photo
8.30.1.5: Vinton Memorial Window: rose window (1883) (Extant) item has a photo
8.30.1.6: Clark Memorial Window: three angels (1883) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 8.30.1.1

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Thompson Memorial Window:  ornamental window
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Thompson Memorial Window (Vinton Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental window [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Page 46
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Page 30
Signature:
Other documentation: [CHU1883]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Ebenezer Thompson (8 Mar 1773 - 23 Mar 1837) and Ruth Otis Stockbridge Thompson (27 May 1785 - 9 Oct 1862) [INSCRIPTION, CHU1883, WEB]
Donor: their grandaughters, Eleanor and Mary Vinton [INSCRIPTION, CHU1883]
Date: In place when building consecrated 1 May 1883 [CHU1883]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF EBENEZER / THOMPSON DIED MARCH 1837 / AND HIS WIFE RVTH OTIS / WHO DIED OCTOBER 1862 / BLESSED ARE THE DEAD / WHO DIE IN THE LORD / THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED / AS A LOVING TRIBUTE BY / THEIR GRANDCHILDREN / ELEANOR VINTON AND / MARY VINTON CLARK [PHOTO]
Category: Ornamental

Item 8.30.1.2

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Vinton Memorial Window:  ornamental window
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Vinton Memorial Window
Description: ornamental window [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Page 46
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Page 30
Signature:
Other documentation: [CHU1883]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: General David Hammond Vinton (4 May 1803 - 21 Feb 1873) [INSCRIPTION, CHU1883, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: In place when building consecrated 1 May 1883 [CHU1883]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / GENERAL / DAVID HAMMOND VINTON / BORN MAY 1803 DIED FEB 1873 [PHOTO]
Category: Ornamental

Item 8.30.1.3

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Vinton Memorial Window:  woman with lamp
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Vinton Memorial Window
Description: woman with lamp [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Page 46
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Page 30
Signature:
Other documentation: [CHU1883]
Record type: Window
Designer: Elihu Vedder [MOBIA2012, CHU1883]
Memorial details: Mary Atwell Vinton (10 May 1773 - 15 May 1854) [INSCRIPTION, CHU1883, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her grandchildren [INSCRIPTION, CHU1883]
and also her great-grandchildren [CHU1883]
Date: In place when building consecrated 1 May 1883 [CHU1883]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: MARY ATWELL VINTON / BORN MAY 1773 DIED MAY 1854 / HER CHILDREN RISE UP / AND CALL HER BLESSED / IN GRATITUDE TO GOD FOR / HER NOBLE LIFE AND / CHRISTIAN EXAMPLE THIS / WINDOW IS ERECTED BY / HER LOVING GRANDCHILDREN [PHOTO]
Category: Figure

Item 8.30.1.4

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Vinton Memorial Window:  Christian Knight
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Vinton Memorial Window
Description: Christian Knight [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Page 46
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Page 30
Signature:
Other documentation: [CHU1883]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Major John Rogers Vinton (16 Jun 1801 - 22 Mar 1847) [INSCRIPTION, CHU1883, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: In place when building consecrated 1 May 1883 [CHU1883]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: HOC ARDVA / VINCERE DOCET // IN MEMORY OF / MAJOR JOHN ROGERS VINTON / LED THE SIEGE OF / VERA CRVZ APRIL 1846 / FAITHFVL VNTO DEATH [PHOTO, CHU1883]
Category: Christian Knight
Comment: The siege of Vera Cruz was in 1847 but the window inscription seemingly says 1846 [DEDUCED]

Item 8.30.1.5

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Vinton Memorial Window:  rose window
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Vinton Memorial Window
Description: rose window [PHOTO, CHU1883]
Tiffany 1910: Page 46
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Page 30
Signature:
Other documentation: [CHU1883]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Francis R. Vinton, D.D. (20 Aug 1809 - 29 Sep 1872) [INSCRIPTION, CHU1883, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor:
Date: In place when building consecrated 1 May 1883 [CHU1883]
Size:
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / REV FRANCIS VINTON [PHOTO]
Category: Ornamental; Rose Window

Item 8.30.1.6

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Clark Memorial Window:  three angels
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Clark Memorial Window (Vinton Memorial Window)
Description: three angels [PHOTO]
Tiffany 1910: Page 46
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Page 30
Signature:
Other documentation: [CHU1883]
Record type: Window
Designer: Elihu Vedder [MOBIA2012, CHU1883]
Memorial details: Randolph Marshall Clark (6 Aug 1835 - 11 Sep 1873) [INSCRIPTION, CHU1883]
Donor: his wife, Mary Vinton Clark [CHU1883]
Date: In place when building consecrated 1 May 1883 [CHU1883]
Size:
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT / ENTER THOU IN THE JOY OF THY LORD // IN / MEMORY OF / RANDOLPH / MARSHALL CLARK / BORN AUG 6 / 1835 / DIED SEPT 11 / 1873 [PHOTO]
Category: Angel

References

CHU1883: The Churchman (5 May 1883, p. 485)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
MOBIA2012: Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion (MOBIA), Patricia C. Pongracz (ed.) (2012, p. 138)
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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