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Trinity Episcopal Church, Buffalo, New York

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Site Id: 3.16.3
Rating: 2 stars
Address: 371 Delaware Avenue
Location: Buffalo, New York 14202, USA
Lat/Lng: 42.89468, -78.87499
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 15
Tiffany 1893: Listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1884-1886 [ORG]
Architect: plans by Arthur Gilman reworked by Cyrus Porter [ORG]
Also of interest: Five windows by John La Farge [CHU1887, ORG]

Site Items

3.16.3.1: Phelps Memorial Window: St. Cecilia (1887) (Extant)
3.16.3.2: Mixer Memorial Window: Christ Making the Blind to See (1887) (Extant)
3.16.3.3: Memorial Window: The Annunciation (1887) (Extant)
3.16.3.4: Sheppard Memorial Window: Christ and Matthew (1888) (Extant)
3.16.3.5: McCredie Memorial Window: Gabriel and Raphael (1897) (Extant)

Item 3.16.3.1

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Phelps Memorial Window
Theme: St. Cecilia [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 15
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1887, HIST1897]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Orson Phelps (17 Dec 1805 - 15 Mar 1870), an engineer who assisted with the Welland Canal and the Erie Canal Locks at Lockport, and Mary Louise Phelps (15 Jan 1849 - 10 Jun 1871) [INSCRIPTION, HIST1897, ORG, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: wife / mother, Calista F. Phelps [BAH2011]
Date: 1887 [ORG]
Size:
Inscription: Maria Louise Phelps / Died Jun 10 1871 // Orson Phelps / Died Mar 15 1870 [PHOTO]
Category: St. Cecilia
After design: ca. 1515 painting, the Ecstasy of St. Cecilia, by Raphael [PHOTO]

Item 3.16.3.2

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Mixer Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Making the Blind to See [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 15
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1887, HIST1897]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Dr. Sylvester Mixer (27 Dec 1816 - 16 Sep 1883) and his daughters Mary Knowlton (Minnie) Mixer (27 Jun 1856 - 29 Dec 1876) (died in Ashtabula Bridge Disaster) and Annie Knowlton Mixer (16 Jan 1854 - 26 Feb 1854) [NYH1887, HIST1897, FINDAGRAVE, WEB]
Donor: wife / mother, Mary Elizabeth Knowlton Mixer [ORG]
Date: Installed ca. Jul 1887 [NYH1887]
Unveiled 10 Jul 1887 [NYH1887]
Size:
Inscription: AND WITH THE MORN / THOSE ANGEL FACES SMILE // WHICH WE HAVE LOVED LONG / SINCE AND LOST AWHILE [PHOTO]
Category: Christ

Item 3.16.3.3

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Memorial Window
Theme: The Annunciation [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 15
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1887, HIST1897]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor: Lorinda Bates Dutton [HIST1897, WEB, FINDAGRAVE]
and also her husband Edward H. Dutton [INSCRIPTION, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: 1887 [BAH2011]
Size:
Inscription: HAIL THOU THAT ARE HIGHLY FAVORED THE LORD IS WITH THEE / THE GIFT OF EDWARD AND LORINDA (?) BATES DUTTON [PHOTO]
Category: Annunciation

Item 3.16.3.4

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Sheppard Memorial Window
Theme: Christ and Matthew [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 15
Signature:
Other documentation: [NYH1887, HIST1897]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: James Daniel Sheppard (16 Jan 1799 - 24 Oct 1881), "the father of music in Buffalo" [HIST1897, FINDAGRAVE, BAH2011]
Donor:
Date: 1888 [BAH2011]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: St. Matthew

Item 3.16.3.5

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: McCredie Memorial Window
Theme: Gabriel and Raphael [TIFF1897, TIFF1910, DUNC1980, ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Page 20
Duncan 1980: Page 204
Tiffany 1897: Page 15
Signature:
Other documentation: [HIST1897]
Record type: Window
Designer: probably Frederick Wilson [TIFF1896, DEDUCED]
Designer comment: Tiffany 1896 credits Wilson as the designer of a similar composition for Raphael [TIFF1896]
Memorial details: James McCredie (7 Nov 1818 - 21 May 1888), banker and vestry member, and his wife Caroline (8 Feb 1819 - 29 Jan 1891) [INSCRIPTION, HIST1897, ORG]
Donor: the church vestry [HIST1897]
Date: Placed in the church 1 September 1897 [HIST1897]
Size:
Inscription: JAMES McCREDIE / BORN NOVEMBER 7 1816 / DIED MAY 21 1888 // CAROLINE M McCREDIE / BORN FEBRUARY 8 1819 / DIED JANUARY 29 1891 // BENEFACTORS // OF THIS PARISH [PHOTO]
Category: Gabriel; Raphael

References

BAH2011: Buffalo Architecture and History website (6 Nov 2011)
CHU1887: The Churchman (5 Feb 1887, p. 162)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HIST1897: History of Trinity Church, Mary E. Mixer (ed.) (1897, p. 98, 126, 127)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
NYH1887: New York Herald (7 Jul 1887, p. 4)
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)
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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