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Masonic Care Community, Tompkins Memorial Chapel, Utica, New York

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Site Id: 3.129.6
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 2160 Bleecker Street
Location: Utica, New York 13501, USA
Lat/Lng: 43.08619, -75.18748
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1911 [UST1911]
Architect:
Also of interest: Six 1911 windows designed by Frederick Wilson (three with Edward B. Herrick) and made by Gorham [GOR1911]
1912 window designed by Frederick Wilson and made by Gorham [CD1912]
Two 1911 windows designed by Charles Snell Allen [PROC1911]
1912 window designed by D'Ascenzo Studios [CAT1912]

Site Items

3.129.6.1: Lawrence Memorial Window: Cornelius and the Angel (1911) (Extant)
3.129.6.2: Simmons Memorial Window: King Solomon (1911) (Extant)
3.129.6.3: Scudder Memorial Window: Hiram King of Tyre (1911) (Extant)
3.129.6.4: Deceased Brethren Memorial Window: Return of the Soul (1911) (Extant)
3.129.6.5: Roome Memorial Window: St. John the Baptist (1911) (Extant)

Item 3.129.6.1

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Lawrence Memorial Window:  Cornelius and the Angel
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Lawrence Memorial Window
Theme: Cornelius and the Angel [NYH1911, UST1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYH1911, UST1911]
Record type: Window
Designer: probably Frederick Wilson [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: M.W. Frank Richard Lawrence (1843 - 26 Oct 1918), Grand Master 1885-1889 [INSCRIPTION, NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911, WEB, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: Excelsior Lodge, No. 195 [INSCRIPTION, NYH1911]
Date: Exhibited early Jun 1911 [NYH1911]
Dedicated 25 Jun 1911 (along with chapel itself) [UDP1911, UST1911]
Size: 8' high x 5'6" wide [NYH1911]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: THY PRAYERS / & THINE ALMS ARE COME UP / FOR A MEMORIAL / BEFORE GOD // EXCELSIOR LODGE NO 195 / INSTD N.Y. SEPT 29.5848 // M.W. FRANK R. LAWRENCE / 1885 GRAND MASTER 1889 / HIS GREAT LEADERSHIP AND EXALTED / USEFULNESS ARE ENSHRINED / IN THE HEARTS OF MEN. [PHOTO, UDP1911, UST1911]
Category: Cornelius

Item 3.129.6.2

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Simmons Memorial Window:  King Solomon
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Simmons Memorial Window
Theme: King Solomon [NYH1911, UST1911, NYO1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Other Tiffany documentation: Tiffany 1913 and Tiffany 1922 show a design for the window [TIFF1913, TIFF1922]
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911, NYO1911]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Joseph Edwards Simmons (9 Sep 1841 - 5 Aug 1910), Grand Master State of New York 1883 [INSCRIPTION, NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: Kane Lodge No. 454 F.&A.M. New York [INSCRIPTION, NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911]
Date: Exhibited early Jun 1911 [NYH1911]
Dedicated 25 Jun 1911 (along with chapel itself) [UDP1911, UST1911]
Size: 8' high x 5'6" wide [NYH1911]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: TO THE HONORED MEMORY OF / JOSEPH EDWARD SIMMONS / GRAND MASTER STATE OF NEW YORK 1883 / PLACED BY KANE LODGE NO 454, F.&A.M. / NEW YORK - 1911. [PHOTO, UDP1911, UST1911]
Category: Solomon

Item 3.129.6.3

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Scudder Memorial Window:  Hiram King of Tyre
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Scudder Memorial Window
Theme: Hiram King of Tyre [NYH1911, UST1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Justice Townsend Scudder (25 Jul 1865 - 22 Feb 1960), Past Grand Master, State of New York, and trustee of the home [INSCRIPTION, NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911, EAGLE1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: his official staff [INSCRIPTION, NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911]
Date: Exhibited early Jun 1911 [NYH1911]
Dedicated 25 Jun 1911 (along with chapel itself) [UDP1911, UST1911]
Size: 8' high x 5'6" wide [NYH1911]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: NOW HIRAM THE KING OF TYRE HAD FURNISHED / SOLOMON WITH CEDAR TREES, AND FIR TREES. AND / WITH GOLD, ACCORDING TO ALL HIS DESIRE. I KINGS, IX:XI / A LOVING TRIBUTE TO / M.W. TOWNSEND SCUDDER / PAST GRAND MASTER OF MASONS IN THE STATE OF / NEW YORK & TRUSTEE OF THE MASONIC HOME AT UTICA / 1906 PRESENTED BY HIS OFFICIAL STAFF 1908 [PHOTO, UDP1911, UST1911]
Category: Hiram

Item 3.129.6.4

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Deceased Brethren Memorial Window:  Return of the Soul
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Deceased Brethren Memorial Window
Theme: Return of the Soul [NYH1911, UST1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany photo number: 11697 [EAGLE1911]
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911, EAGLE1911]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Deceased Brethren [INSCRIPTION, NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911, EAGLE1911]
Donor: Acanthus Lodge No. 719 F.&A.M. of Brooklyn, New York [INSCRIPTION, NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911, EAGLE1911]
Date: Exhibited early Jun 1911 [NYH1911]
Dedicated 25 Jun 1911 (along with chapel itself) [UDP1911, UST1911]
Size: 8' high x 5'6" wide [NYH1911]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / OUR DECEASED BRETHREN / PRESENTED BY / ACANTHUS LODGE NO. 719 F.&A.M. / OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. [PHOTO, EAGLE1911, UDP1911, UST1911]
Category: Return of the Soul

Item 3.129.6.5

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Roome Memorial Window:  St. John the Baptist
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Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Roome Memorial Window
Theme: St. John the Baptist [NYH1911, UST1911]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Charles Roome (4 Aug 1812 - 28 Jun 1890), Grand Master State of New York 1879 [INSCRIPTION, NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: Kane Lodge No. 454 F.&A.M. New York [INSCRIPTION, NYH1911, UDP1911, UST1911]
Date: Exhibited early Jun 1911 [NYH1911]
Dedicated 25 Jun 1911 (along with chapel itself) [UDP1911, UST1911]
Size: 9' high x 5'6" wide [NYH1911]
Lancets: 1 [PHOTO]
Inscription: ECCE AGNUS DEI // TO THE HONORED MEMORY OF / CHARLES ROOME / GRAND MASTER STATE OF NEW YORK / 1879 / PLACED BY KANE LODGE NO. 454 F.&A.M. / NEW YORK - 1911 [PHOTO, UDP1911, UST1911]
Category: St. John

References

CAT1912: Catalogue of the First Exhibition Louisville Chapter American Institute of Architects (1912, Exhibit 123)
CD1912: The Cortland Democrat (14 Jun 1912, p. 1)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
EAGLE1911: Brooklyn Daily Eagle (2 Jul 1911, p. 12)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
GOR1911: Stained glass memorial windows for the chapel at Masonic Home, Utica, New York designed and executed by the Gorham Company (1911)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYH1911: New York Herald (6 Jun 1911, p. 10)
NYO1911: The New York Observer (1 Jun 1911, p. 684)
PHOTO: Photo of item
PROC1911: Proceedings Council of Deliberation State of New York (1911, p. 115)
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (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)
TIFF1913: Memorials in Glass and Stone, Tiffany Studios (1913)
TIFF1922: Memorials in Glass and Stone, Tiffany Studios, (1922, second edition)
UDP1911: Utica Daily Press (23 Jun 1911, p. 5)
UST1911: The Utica Sunday Tribune (25 Jun 1911, p. 3, 11)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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