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Tabernacle United Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Site Id: 33.51.36
Rating: Unrated
Other name(s): Tabernacle Presbyterian Church
Address: 3700 Chestnut Street
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
Lat/Lng: 39.95469, -75.19691
Tiffany 1910: Page 104
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1884-1886 [HABS1965]
Architect: Theophilus Parsons Chandler, Jr. [HABS1965]
Comment: The congregation converted the sanctuary to a theater in the 1980s and the University of Pennsylvania took a long term lease on this in 1997 and renamed it the Iron Gate Theatre [WEB]
Also of interest:

Site Items

33.51.36.1: Perkins Memorial Window: Faith and Hope (1905) (Extant)
33.51.36.2: McCook Memorial Window: Valiant Woman (1898) (Unknown)

Item 33.51.36.1

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

Status: Extant [STREETVIEW, DEDUCED]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Perkins Memorial Window
Theme: Faith and Hope [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 104
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [WEST1905]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Caroline A. Heberton Perkins (7 Mar 1844 - 23 Mar 1905) [WEST1905, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her husband, Edward Lang Perkins [WEST1905, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: Presented 26 Nov 1905 [WEST1905]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [STREETVIEW, DEDUCED]
Inscription:
Category: Faith; Hope

Item 33.51.36.2

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

Status: Unknown
Confidence: High
Memorial name: McCook Memorial Window
Theme: Valiant Woman [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 104
Duncan 1980: Page 221
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation: [PI1898]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Emma C. Heter (Mrs. Henry Christopher) McCook (20 Oct 1837 - 7 Oct 1897) [PI1898, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: her friends and members of the congregation [PI1898]
Date: Installed ca. Oct 1898 [PI1898]
Size: 18'6" high x 6' wide [PI1898]
Inscription: She stretched out her hand to the poor // She looketh well in the ways of her household // In Loving Memory of Emma H. McCook, Fell Asleep October 7, A.D. 1897. Erected by Friends and Members of the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church [PI1898]
Category: Valiant Woman

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
HABS1965: Historic American Buildings Survey, William B. Bassett (Aug 1965)
PI1898: Philadelphia Inquirer (10 Oct 1898, p. 6)
STREETVIEW: Google StreetView
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)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information
WEST1905: The Westminster (9 Dec 1905, p. 22)

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