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Church of the Messiah, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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Site Id: 2.1.30
Rating: Nothing
Other name(s): Church of the Messiah and Incarnation
Address: 80 Greene Avenue
Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York 11238, USA
Lat/Lng: 40.68612, -73.96909
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Destroyed
Building date: 1860-1862 [NYCAGO]
Architect: Grimshaw & Morrill [NYCAGO]
Comment: Destroyed by fire 10 Feb 1969 [NYCAGO]
Also of interest:

Site Items

2.1.30.1: Hester Memorial Window: Christ Child (1902) (Unknown)
2.1.30.2: Cole Memorial Window: St. Peter and John (Unknown)
2.1.30.3: Lounsbery Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Children (1898) (Removed)
2.1.30.4: Van Nostrand Memorial Window: Angel with Lilies (Unknown)
2.1.30.5: Elliott Memorial Window: Return of Soul (1900) (Unknown) item has a photo
2.1.30.6: Stillman Memorial Window: Valiant Woman (Unknown)
2.1.30.7: Chapman Memorial Window: St. Augustine and St. Monica (Unknown)
2.1.30.8: Hollingshead Memorial Windows: Angels of Praise (Unknown)
2.1.30.9: Hollingshead Memorial Windows: landscape (Unknown)
2.1.30.10: Mason Memorial Window: Presentation in Temple (Unknown)
2.1.30.11: Lounsbery Memorial Window: Angel of the Resurrection (1899) (Unknown)
2.1.30.12: Ward Memorial Window: rose window, with center showing the angel of the Resurrection bearing a shield decorated in Easter lilies (1905) (Unknown)
2.1.30.13: Foster Memorial Window: The Way, The Truth and the Life (1916) (Unknown) item has a photo
2.1.30.14: Meeker Memorial Window: Christian Knight (1920) (Unknown) item has a photo

Item 2.1.30.1

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Hester Memorial Window (Baker Memorial Window)
Theme: Christ Child [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1902]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [EAGLE1902]
Memorial details: Sarah Conselyea Baker Hester (1876-1901) [EAGLE1902]
Donor: her mother, Mrs. Mary Sneden Schenck (Charles Richard) Baker [EAGLE1902]
Date: Unveiled 30 Nov 1902 [EAGLE1902]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Christ
Location: baptistry to the right of the chancel [EAGLE1902]
After design: Painting, "The Infant Christ", by Murillo [EAGLE1902]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Baker Memorial Window because Mrs. Mary Sneden Schenck Baker was the donor [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.30.2

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Cole Memorial Window
Theme: St. Peter and John [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: St. Peter; St. John

Item 2.1.30.3

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Status: Removed [ORG_NEW]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Lounsbery Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Blessing Children [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1898]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Addie Tiers Mabee Lounsbery (27 Dec 1851 - 16 Jan 1897) [EAGLE1898, INSCRIPTION]
Donor: her husband, Alfred Bishop Lounsbery [EAGLE1898, INSCRIPTION]
Date: Unveiled 16 Jan 1898 [EAGLE1898]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: Sacred to the memory of Addie Tiers Mabee, wife of Alfred Bishop Lounsbery. Dec. 27, 1851 - January 16, 1897. Into thy hands, Oh God, I commit her spirit. [EAGLE1898]
Category: Christ Blessing Children
History: Remains removed from church after fire, in 1988 donated to St. John's Church, Brooklyn, NY (SITE:2.1.62) [ORG_NEW]
After design: Painting by Heinrich Hofmann [PHOTO]
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Loundsbury Memorial Window, so slightly misspelled [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Comment: After the fire, window pieces sold at auction, bought by Mort and Jill Malkin and in 1988 donated by Jill to St. John's Church, Brooklyn, NY (SITE:2.1.62) [ORG_NEW]
Same as item: 2.1.62.1

Item 2.1.30.4

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Van Nostrand Memorial Window
Theme: Angel with Lilies [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Comment: Benjamin Tredwell Van Nostrand was treasurer of the Sunday School at the time so possibly he was the person who organised this window with the Tiffany company [EAGLE1932, DEDUCED]
Same as item: Probably 2.1.30.11

Item 2.1.30.5

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Elliott Memorial Window:  Return of Soul
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Elliott Memorial Window (Wallace Memorial Window)
Theme: Return of Soul [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1900A, EAGLE1900B]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [EAGLE1900A, EAGLE1900B]
Memorial details: Joseph B. Elliott, M.D. (21 Jul 1821 - 3 Jul 1898) [EAGLE1900A, EAGLE1900B, BRSU1900, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his children, and the vestry [EAGLE1900A, EAGLE1900B, BRSU1900]
Date: Unveiled 11 Feb 1900 [EAGLE1900A, EAGLE1900B, BRSU1900]
Size:
Inscription: IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH B. ELLIOTT, M.D. VESTRYMAN 19 YEARS. JUNIOR WARDEN 8 YEARS. ERECTED BY THE VESTRY AND HIS CHILDREN. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. [EAGLE1900A, BRSU1900]
Category: Return of the Soul
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Marshall Memorial Window so presumably a daughter of Dr. Elliott or one of the vestry was named Marshall and organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 2.1.30.6

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: Stillman Memorial Window
Theme: Valiant Woman [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany 1922 has a photo of the window [TIFF1922]
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer: Louis Comfort Tiffany [TIFF1922]
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Valiant Woman
Tiffany/Duncan comment: This is (presumably) the Stillman Memorial Window in Church of the Pilgrims (WINDOW:2.1.23.3), and Tiffany Studios evidently confused the two churches [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, TIFF1922, DEDUCED]
Same as item: Presumably 2.1.23.3; 2.1.74.3

Item 2.1.30.7

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Low
Memorial name: Chapman Memorial Window
Theme: St. Augustine and St. Monica [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: St. Augustine; St. Monica
Tiffany/Duncan comment: This is likely the Chapman Memorial Window in Church of the Saviour (WINDOW:2.1.19.6.a), in which case Tiffany Studios confused the churches [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]
Same as item: Probably 2.1.19.6.a

Item 2.1.30.8

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Hollingshead Memorial Windows
Theme: Angels of Praise [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Angel of Praise

Item 2.1.30.9

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Hollingshead Memorial Windows
Description: landscape [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Landscape

Item 2.1.30.10

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Mason Memorial Window
Theme: Presentation in Temple [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 16
Duncan 1980: Page 203
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Presentation in the Temple

Item 2.1.30.11

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Lounsbery Memorial Window
Theme: Angel of the Resurrection [EAGLE1899]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1899]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [EAGLE1899]
Memorial details: Joanna Mary Hoyt Lounsbery (3 Jun 1807 - 31 May 1899) [EAGLE1899]
Donor: her son, Alfred Bishop Lounsbery [EAGLE1899]
Date: Unveiled 15 Oct 1899 [EAGLE1899]
Size:
Inscription: I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord, The House of Thine Abode. In Loving Memory of JOANNA MARY HOYT LOUNSBERY June 3, 1807. May 31, 1899. [EAGLE1899]
Category: Angel of Resurrection
Same as item: Probably 2.1.30.4

Item 2.1.30.12

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Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ward Memorial Window
Description: rose window, with center showing the angel of the Resurrection bearing a shield decorated in Easter lilies [EAGLE1905]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1905]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Isabel Godfrey Ward (12 Jun 1874 - 6 Dec 1904) [EAGLE1905, WEB]
Donor:
Date: Unveiled and dedicated 22 Oct 1905 [EAGLE1905]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental; Angel of Resurrection; Rose Window
Location: north front of church [EAGLE1905]

Item 2.1.30.13

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Foster Memorial Window:  The Way, The Truth and the Life
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Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Foster Memorial Window
Theme: The Way, The Truth and the Life [EAGLE1916A, EAGLE1916B, BRSU1916]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1916B, BRSU1916]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Alonzo Augustus Foster and Helen Maria Sprague Foster [EAGLE1916A, EAGLE1916B, BRSU1916]
Donor: their daughter, Mrs. Helen Foster Barnett [EAGLE1916A, EAGLE1916B]
Date: Unveiled 30 Jan 1916 [EAGLE1916A, EAGLE1916B]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [EAGLE1916B]
Inscription: I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE // IN LOVING MEMORY OF / ALONZO AUGUSTUS FOSTER // AND / HELEN MARIA SPRAGUE FOSTER [EAGLE1916B, BRSU1916]
Category: Christ

Item 2.1.30.14

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Meeker Memorial Window
Theme: Christian Knight [DEDUCED]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [EAGLE1920, NB1920, CHU1920]
Record type: Window
Designer: Frederick Wilson [CMOG2011]
Memorial details: Amherst Wight Meeker, who died in France in the service of his country [EAGLE1920, NB1920, CHU1920, CMOG2011]
Donor: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.M. Meeker [EAGLE1920, CHU1920]
Date: Dedicated 25 Apr 1920 [EAGLE1920]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Christian Knight; War Memorial

References

BRSU1900: Brooklyn Daily Standard Union (10 Feb 1900, p. 5)
BRSU1916: Brooklyn Daily Standard Union (30 Jan 1916, p. 7)
CHU1920: The Churchman (22 May 1920, p. 24)
CMOG2011: Corning Museum of Glass, Jeffrey Rush Higgins Collection (Frederick Wilson archive) (2011, p. 4 in PDF 7B6D4EC8-BB79-454E-8B32-416FD7DC44BE.pdf)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1898: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (15 Jan 1898, p. 7)
EAGLE1899: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (14 Oct 1899, p. 18)
EAGLE1900A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (10 Feb 1900, p. 4)
EAGLE1900B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (12 Feb 1900, p. 11)
EAGLE1902: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1 Dec 1902, p. 12)
EAGLE1905: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (21 Oct 1905, p. 6)
EAGLE1916A: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (29 Jan 1916, p. 6)
EAGLE1916B: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (2 Feb 1916, Picture and Sporting Section, p. 1)
EAGLE1920: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (24 Apr 1920, p. 10)
EAGLE1932: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (7 Mar 1932, p. 15)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NB1920: Norwich Bulletin (3 May 1920, p. 5)
NYCAGO: New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
ORG_NEW: Organization that is new owner
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)
TIFF1922: Memorials in Glass and Stone, Tiffany Studios, (1922, second edition)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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