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Artist: David Wilson - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Hartland, Michigan

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Studio

Detroit Stained Glass Works, The
Detroit, Michigan

Relevance of Work in Michigan: Friederichs and Staffin; 1861-1878: Friederichs and Staffin, Detroit Stained Glass; 1878-1896: Friederichs and Wolfram; 1896-1909: Detroit Window and Stained Glass Company; 1909-1914: Detroit Stained Glass Works; 1914-1970.

Biography: The earliest known stained glass studio in Michigan, after statehood was granted in 1837, was the firm of Friederichs and Staffin, founded at Detroit in 1861 by Charles Friederichs (1838-1924), a native of Germany, and Peter Staffin (b. 1841) of New York State. An undated photo shows the men inside their studio with Friederichs' son Charles at work in the foreground. "Detroit Stained Glass" was added to the firm's name in 1878. When Staffin left the studio in 1896, he was replaced by Edward Wolfram and the firm's name was changed to Friederichs and Wolfram. In 1909 it was changed again to the Detroit Window and Stained Glass Company. After Wolfram's departure in 1914, the name became the Detroit Stained Glass Works. For more than a century until it closed in 1970, this firm produced windows for churches, homes, steamboats and railroad cars in Michigan and several other states, in its two workshops at Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Opening Date:1861

Closing Date:1970

Designers:

     Bellaimey, Mary Ellen Irving
     Bright, Ed
     Buddeke, Edward
     Camine, August
     Cavanaugh, Margaret Bouchez
     Friederichs, Charles
     Friederichs, Joseph
     Friederichs, Jr., Charles
     Giovann, Mary
     Herbert, A. Kay
     Irving, Lemuel
     Karrer, Peter
     Marion, Raymond
     Marks, Richard G.
     Salvin, Harvey
     Sattler, Vera
     Schott, Ignace
     Staffin, Adam
     Staffin, Peter
     Weeg, Leo
     Weiss, Aloysius
     Wolfe, Louis
     Wolfram, Edward


Nursery Rhymes-Jack (Jack and Jill)
Nursery Rhymes-Jill (Jack and Jill)
Nusery Rhyme-Little Bo Peep
Nusery Rhyme-Red Riding Hood
Nusery Rhymes-Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
Nursery Rhyme-Mrs. Pumpkin Eater
Nursery Rhyme- Bobby Brooks
Nursery Rhyme-Bessy Brooks
John Wycliffe
Window Name: John Wycliffe
Building Name: Kirk in the Hills
John Wesley
Window Name: John Wesley
Building Name: Kirk in the Hills
John Montieth
Window Name: John Montieth
Building Name: Kirk in the Hills
William B. Booth
Window Name: William B. Booth
Building Name: Kirk in the Hills
Dwight L. Moody
Window Name: Dwight L. Moody
Building Name: Kirk in the Hills
Martin Luther
Window Name: Martin Luther
Building Name: Kirk in the Hills
St. Denis
Window Name: St. Denis
Building Name: Ste. Anne Church
St. Eloi
Window Name: St. Eloi
Building Name: Ste. Anne Church
St. Anne with the young Virgin Mary
Building Name: Ste. Anne Church
Coming of the Three Kings
Building Name: Ste. Anne Church
Rose Window
Window Name: Rose Window
Building Name: St. Anne Church
St. Fre Nolasque
Window Name: St. Fre Nolasque
Building Name: St. Anne Church
Gen. Lewis Cass signing an Indian Treaty along the banks of the Cass River
The Nativity
Window Name: The Nativity
Let the children come unto me
Robert Burns and Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Butler
Window Name: The Butler
St. Michael and the dragon
St. Michael and the dragon
Duty and Inspiration
Vocation Windows
Window Name: Vocation Windows
The Sower
Window Name: The Sower
Good Shepherd Friedland Memorial
Holy Family with John the Baptist and John the Evangelist
Mary Washes Jesus' Feet, close-up
Ornamental stenciled
St. Paul
Window Name: St. Paul
Escallop Shell and Three drops of water
Gifts of the Spirit
Window Name: Gifts of the Spirit
Lord's Supper
Window Name: Lord's Supper
Heaven
Window Name: Heaven
St. John
Window Name: St. John
St. Philip
Window Name: St. Philip
St. Bartholomew
Window Name: St. Bartholomew
St. Peter
Window Name: St. Peter
St. Andrew
Window Name: St. Andrew
James-major
Window Name: James-major
Jesus Christ
Window Name: Jesus Christ
Matthew
Window Name: Matthew
Thomas
Window Name: Thomas
Simon
Window Name: Simon
Jude
Window Name: Jude
James-minor
Window Name: James-minor
Matthias
Window Name: Matthias
Good Shepherd
Window Name: Good Shepherd
Jesus and the Children
Apostles
Window Name: Apostles
Symbols of Apostles
Isaiah
Window Name: Isaiah
Apostles
Window Name: Apostles
Church Symbols
Window Name: Church Symbols
Church Symbols and figure
Church Symbols
Window Name: Church Symbols
Christ Knocking at the door
St. Matthew-winged man
Mark-winged lion
Window Name: Mark-winged lion
Luke-winged ox
Window Name: Luke-winged ox
St. John-Eagle
Window Name: St. John-Eagle
St. Peter’s Seal-Luther’s Coat of Arms-Michigan District Seal
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Sacred Heart
Window Name: Sacred Heart
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
St. Peter
Window Name: St. Peter
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
St. Simon
Window Name: St. Simon
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
St. Thomas
Window Name: St. Thomas
Building Name: St. Josephat Church
Visitation
Window Name: Visitation
Annunciation.jpg
Window Name: Annunciation.jpg
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Agony in the Garden
Window Name: Agony in the Garden
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Annunciation.jpg
Window Name: Annunciation.jpg
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Ascension
Window Name: Ascension
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Assumption
Window Name: Assumption
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Blessed Virgin Mary
Window Name: Blessed Virgin Mary
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Crucifixion
Window Name: Crucifixion
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Good Shepard
Window Name: Good Shepard
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Holy Family
Window Name: Holy Family
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Jesus is taken down from the Cross
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Jesus weeps over Jersalem
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Nativity
Window Name: Nativity
Building Name: St. Ladislaus Church
Life of Christ
Window Name: Life of Christ
Life of Christ and Mary
Window Name: Life of Christ and Mary
Visitation
Window Name: Visitation
Decent of the Holy Spirit
Finding in the Temple
Annunciation
Window Name: Annunciation
Coronation
Window Name: Coronation
St. Dominic
Window Name: St. Dominic
St. Dorothy
Window Name: St. Dorothy
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Helena
Window Name: St. Helena
AM Ave Maria
Window Name: AM Ave Maria
Lyre
Window Name: Lyre
Immaculate Heart
Window Name: Immaculate Heart
Guardian Angel
Window Name: Guardian Angel
St. Boleslaw
Window Name: St. Boleslaw
St. John the Baptist
St. John the Evangelist
St. Joseph_A
Window Name: St. Joseph_A
St. Joseph_B
Window Name: St. Joseph_B
St. Jude
Window Name: St. Jude
St. Ladislaus
Window Name: St. Ladislaus
St. Michael
Window Name: St. Michael
St. Peter
Window Name: St. Peter
St. Sigismund
Window Name: St. Sigismund
St. Therese of Lisieux
Rosary
Window Name: Rosary
Scales of Justice
Window Name: Scales of Justice
St. Andrew
Window Name: St. Andrew
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Casimir
Window Name: St. Casimir
Baptism of Jesus
Window Name: Baptism of Jesus
Biblical Scene 1
Window Name: Biblical Scene 1
Ascension
Window Name: Ascension
Biblical Scene 2
Window Name: Biblical Scene 2
Nativity
Window Name: Nativity
Mark the Evangelist
Window Name: Mark the Evangelist
St. Luke
Window Name: St. Luke
St. John
Window Name: St. John
Biblical Scene 3
Window Name: Biblical Scene 3
St. Matthew
Window Name: St. Matthew
St. Peter
Window Name: St. Peter
St. Paul
Window Name: St. Paul
Music
Window Name: Music
Literature
Window Name: Literature
Woodcarving
Window Name: Woodcarving
Painting
Window Name: Painting
Architecture
Window Name: Architecture
Sculpture
Window Name: Sculpture