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Second Baptist Church, Danbury, Connecticut

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Site Id: 8.8.2
Rating: Nothing
Other name(s): Baptist Church of Danbury
Address: West Street
Location: Danbury, Connecticut 06810, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.39301, -73.45354
Tiffany 1910: Page 43
Duncan 1980: Page 208
Tiffany 1897: Page 27
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Demolished
Building date: 1891-1893 [HIST1896, DNT1955]
Architect: Warren R. Briggs [AABN1891]
Comment: The contract for the two 1893 memorial windows and additional glass cost $3500 [ACCNT1893]
Building demolished in 1955 [DNT1955]
Also of interest:

Site Items

8.8.2.1: Hull and Gregory Memorial Window: Christ in the Temple (1893) (Unknown)
8.8.2.2: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Window: The Emancipation (1893) (Removed) item has a photo
8.8.2.3: Fairchild Memorial Window: Boy Christ in the Temple (1893) (Removed)
8.8.2.4: ornamental windows (Unknown)
8.8.2.5: Hubbard Memorial Window: Lord is my Shepherd (Removed)
8.8.2.6: Hubbard Memorial Window: Hope (Removed)

Item 8.8.2.1

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hull and Gregory Memorial Window
Theme: Christ in the Temple [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 43
Duncan 1980: Page 208
Tiffany 1897: Page 27
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Hull and Elizabeth Gregory [HDC1893]
Donor:
Date: In place when building dedicated 16 Apr 1893 [HDC1893]
Inscription:
Category: Christ in the Temple
Location: upper section of east side of building [HDC1893]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: These two windows were on either side of the "Boy Christ in the Temple" window (ITEM:8.8.2.3) and it's not clear if the theme really did extend to these two windows or if that is an error in Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 8.8.2.2

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Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Window:  The Emancipation
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Removed [DNT1973, ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Window
Theme: The Emancipation [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Emancipation and Peace [MMR1893C]
Reunion, Emancipation and Peace [HIST1896, DNT1955]
Tiffany 1910: Page 43
Duncan 1980: Page 208
Tiffany 1897: Page 27
Signature:
Other documentation: [MDR1893A]
Designer:
Memorial details: Danbury's soldier and sailor dead, in particular from the Civil War [HDC1893, MDJ1893A, MDJ1893B, MDR1893A, MMR1893A, MMR1893B, MMR1893C]
Donor: the citizens of Danbury [MDJ1893B, MMR1893A, MMR1893B, HIST1896, DNT1955]
Date: In place when building dedicated 16 Apr 1893 [HDC1893]
Dedicated 2 Jun 1893 [HC1893, NHMJC1893, MDJ1893A, MDJ1893B, MDR1893A, MDR1893B, MMR1893B, MMR1893C, NYT1893]
Unveiled 21 Jun 1893 [HIST1896, DNT1955]
Inscription:
Category: Emancipation; War Memorial
Location: upper section of south side of building [HDC1893]
Cost: $1200 [MMR1893B]
over $2000 [MMR1893C]
$4000 [MDR1893A]
History: There was no space for the window in the new church building (SITE:8.8.6) so the window was put into storage in the Danbury War Memorial until at least 1973, and then it is unknown what happened to it [DNT1954, DNT1973, ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 just call this a Memorial Window (without a name) [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Comment: The pastor at the time, Rev. Andrew Coombs Hubbard, raised $1000 for the window [ACCNT1893, WEB]

Item 8.8.2.3

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

Status: Removed [SULKA2019, ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Fairchild Memorial Window
Theme: Boy Christ in the Temple [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 43
Duncan 1980: Page 208
Tiffany 1897: Page 27
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: (partly the) Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor [HDC1893, ACCNT1893, DNT1955]
Date: In place when building dedicated 16 Apr 1893 [HDC1893]
Inscription:
Category: Disputation in the Temple
Location: upper section of east side of building [HDC1893]
History: Moved with congregation to new site (SITE:8.8.6) in 1955 [SULKA2019, ORG]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [PHOTO]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1897 and Tiffany 1910 calls this the Fairchild Memorial Window, so possibly Edward S. Fairchild, who was on the building committee for the church, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Comment: The Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor raised $500 for the window [ACCNT1893]
Same as item: 8.8.6.1

Item 8.8.2.4

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name:
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 43
Duncan 1980: Page 208
Tiffany 1897: Page 27
Signature:
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 8.8.2.5

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

Status: Removed [SULKA2019, ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hubbard Memorial Window (Armstrong Memorial Window)
Theme: Lord is my Shepherd [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 43
Duncan 1980: Page 208
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO, SULKA2019]
Other documentation:
Designer: probably Frederick Wilson [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: Rev. Andrew Coombs Hubbard (23 Jan 1839 - 19 Apr 1907) [INSCRIPTION, DNT1955, WEB]
Donor: King's Daughters [INSCRIPTION]
Date:
Inscription: On window: He shall feed His flock like a Shepherd [PHOTO]
On brass plaque: Erected by The King's Daughters / In Memory of / Andrew C. Hubbard / Pastor of this Church / 1868 to 1903 / For I know whom I have believed, and am / persuaded that He is able to keep that which / I have committed unto Him against that day. [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
Location: south side of building [DNT1955]
History: Moved with congregation to new site (SITE:8.8.6) in 1955 [SULKA2019, ORG]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Armstrong Memorial Window, so likely someone by that name, associated with the donor, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Same as item: 8.8.6.2

Item 8.8.2.6

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

Status: Removed [SULKA2019, ORG]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hubbard Memorial Window
Theme: Hope [DNT1955]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: Louis C. Tiffany N.Y. [PHOTO, SULKA2019]
Other documentation:
Designer:
Memorial details: Abbie Maria Mulliken Hubbard (1837-1921) [INSCRIPTION, DNT1955, WEB]
Donor: her daughter, Martha Clement Hubbard Skinner [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Date:
Inscription: On window: "Rejoice in hope of the glory of God" [PHOTO]
On brass plaque: In Memoriam / Abbie M. Hubbard / 1837 - 1921 / Wife of / Andrew C. Hubbard / Erected by / Martha Hubbard Skinner [PHOTO]
Category: Hope
Location: south side of building [DNT1955]
History: Moved with congregation to new site (SITE:8.8.6) in 1955 [SULKA2019, ORG]
Same as item: 8.8.6.3

References

AABN1891: The American Architect and Building News (13 Apr 1891)
ACCNT1893: Church account book (courtesy of the Baptist Church of Danbury) (ca. 1893)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DNT1954: Danbury News-Times (17 Dec 1954)
DNT1955: Danbury News-Times (13 May 1955)
DNT1973: Danbury News-Times (18 Jan 1973)
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HC1893: Hartford Courant (3 Jun 1893, p. 1)
HDC1893: Hartford Daily Courant (17 Apr 1893, p. 6)
HIST1896: History of Danbury, Conn. 1684-1896, James Montgomery Bailey and Susan Benedict Hill (1896, p. 313)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
MDJ1893A: Meriden Daily Journal (29 May 1893, p. 1)
MDJ1893B: Meriden Daily Journal (2 Jun 1893, p. 1)
MDR1893A: Meriden Daily Republican (29 May 1893, p. 1)
MDR1893B: Meriden Daily Republican (3 Jun 1893, p. 7)
MMR1893A: Meriden Morning Record (20 May 1893, p. 1)
MMR1893B: Meriden Morning Record (2 Jun 1893, p. 1)
MMR1893C: Meriden Morning Record (3 Jun 1893, p. 1)
NHMJC1893: New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier (3 Jun 1893, p. 2)
NYT1893: New York Times (3 Jun 1893, p. 9)
ORG: Organization
PHOTO: Photo of item
SULKA2019: Appraisal of the Tiffany windows (courtesy of the Baptist Church of Danbury), Arlie Sulka (Lillian Nassau LLC) (24 Jun 2019)
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (6 Feb 1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1896: Memorial Windows, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1896)
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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