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Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Rockbridge Baths, Virginia

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The meaning of the site and item attributes is explained in the glossary.

Site Id: 41.10.1
Rating: Unrated
Address: 90 Bethesda Road
Location: Rockbridge Baths, Virginia 24473, USA
Lat/Lng: 37.89414, -79.40155
Tiffany 1910: Page 115
Duncan 1980: Page 223
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: Medium
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1876 [ORG]
Architect:
Also of interest:

Site Items

41.10.1.1.a: McElwee Memorial Window: ornamental (1909) (Extant)
41.10.1.1.b: Former Ministers Memorial Window: ornamental (1909) (Extant)
41.10.1.1.c: Deceased Elders Memorial Window: ornamental (1909) (Extant)

Item 41.10.1.1.a

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

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: McElwee Memorial Window (Miller Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 115
Duncan 1980: Page 223
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: William Meek McElwee (10 Jan 1826 - 24 Aug 1901) and Anna Bell Harvey McElwee (11 Dec 1831 - 2 Jul 1901) [INSCRIPTION, LG1909, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their children [LG1909]
Date: In place when building reopened, 29 Aug 1909 [LG1909]
Size:
Inscription: WILLIAM MEEK MCELWEE D.D. DIED AUGUST 24, 1901 / ANNA HARVEY MCELWEE DIED JULY 2, 1901 // BLESSED ARE THE DEAD / THAT DIE IN THE LORD [PHOTO, LG1909]
Category: Ornamental; Rose Window
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Miller Memorial Window, so likely Rev. Henry Miller, pastor at the time, was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 41.10.1.1.b

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

Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Former Ministers Memorial Window (Miller Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 115
Duncan 1980: Page 223
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Rev. Andrew Baker Davidson (1779-1861), 1821-1824, 1830-1852, Rev. James B. Ramsay, 1852-1853, Rev. W.W. Trimble, 1853-1866, Rev. Robert J. Taylor, 1866-1873, Rev. D.C. Irwin, 1873-1874, Rev. C.W. Humphries, 1875-1880, Rev. W.M. McElwee, 1880-1901, Rev. Henry Miller (10 Feb 1855 - 6 Feb 1911), 1901-1911 [LG1909, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: Flora McElwee (Mrs. Henry) Miller, Mrs. Bartholomew, and the Irwin family [LG1909, FINDAGRAVE]
Date: In place when building reopened, 29 Aug 1909 [LG1909]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

Item 41.10.1.1.c

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

Status: Extant [ORG]
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Deceased Elders Memorial Window (Miller Memorial Window)
Description: ornamental [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 115
Duncan 1980: Page 223
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: John Firebaugh (14 Mar 1789 - 21 Jul 1867), Robert Blain Anderson (17 Oct 1811 - 4 Apr 1853), John W. McCown (17 Mar 1784 - 11 Apr 1850), William Youell McCutchan, David Morter, Dr. Samuel Brown Morrison, Alfred Alexander McCurdy (26 Nov 1833 - 31 Mar 1907) [LG1909, FINDAGRAVE]
Donor: their descendants [LG1909]
Date: In place when building reopened, 29 Aug 1909 [LG1909]
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental

References

DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave.com, for deducing biographical or genealogical information
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
LG1909: Lexington Gazette (1 Sep 1909, p. 3)
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)
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)

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