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St. Paul's Catholic Church, Onaway, Michigan: artists Peter and Christel Brahm

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Studio

Detroit Stained Glass Works, The
Detroit, Michigan

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.

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.

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 and City: Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Hills
John Wesley
Window Name: John Wesley
Building Name and City: Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Hills
John Montieth
Window Name: John Montieth
Building Name and City: Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Hills
William B. Booth
Window Name: William B. Booth
Building Name and City: Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Hills
Dwight L. Moody
Window Name: Dwight L. Moody
Building Name and City: Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Hills
Martin Luther
Window Name: Martin Luther
Building Name and City: Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Hills
St. Denis
Window Name: St. Denis
Building Name and City: Ste. Anne Church, Detroit
St. Eloi
Window Name: St. Eloi
Building Name and City: Ste. Anne Church, Detroit
St. Anne with the young Virgin Mary
Building Name and City: Ste. Anne Church, Detroit
Coming of the Three Kings
Building Name and City: Ste. Anne Church, Detroit
Rose Window
Window Name: Rose Window
Building Name and City: St. Anne Church, Detroit
St. Fre Nolasque
Window Name: St. Fre Nolasque
Building Name and City: St. Anne Church, Detroit
Gen. Lewis Cass signing an Indian Treaty along the banks of the Cass River
Building Name and City: Tuscola County Courthouse, Caro
The Nativity
Window Name: The Nativity
Building Name and City: Saints Peter and Paul Church, Ionia
Let the children come unto me
Building Name and City: Saints Peter and Paul Church, Ionia
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
Building Name and City: Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Ionia
Ornamental stenciled
Building Name and City: Thornville Baptist Church, Metamora
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
St. Joseph
Window Name: St. Joseph
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
St. Paul
Window Name: St. Paul
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Blessed Virgin Mary
Window Name: Blessed Virgin Mary
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Figural
Window Name: Figural
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Apostle
Window Name: Apostle
St. Jude
Window Name: St. Jude
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
St. Andrew
Window Name: St. Andrew
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
John the Evangelist
Window Name: John the Evangelist
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Apostle
Window Name: Apostle
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
St. James the Lesser
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Apostle
Window Name: Apostle
Apostle
Window Name: Apostle
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
St. Thomas
Window Name: St. Thomas
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
James the Greater
Window Name: James the Greater
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Sacred Heart
Window Name: Sacred Heart
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
St. Peter
Window Name: St. Peter
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
St. Simon
Window Name: St. Simon
Apostle
Window Name: Apostle
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Visitation
Window Name: Visitation
Annunciation.jpg
Window Name: Annunciation.jpg
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
Agony in the Garden
Window Name: Agony in the Garden
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
Annunciation.jpg
Window Name: Annunciation.jpg
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
Ascension
Window Name: Ascension
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
Assumption
Window Name: Assumption
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
Blessed Virgin Mary
Window Name: Blessed Virgin Mary
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
Crucifixion
Window Name: Crucifixion
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
Good Shepard
Window Name: Good Shepard
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
Holy Family
Window Name: Holy Family
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
Jesus is taken down from the Cross
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
Jesus weeps over Jersalem
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
Nativity
Window Name: Nativity
Building Name and City: St. Ladislaus Church, Hamtramck
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. Agnes
Window Name: St. Agnes
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. Stanislaus Kostka
St. John the Baptist
John the Evangelist
Window Name: John the Evangelist
St. Joseph
Window Name: St. Joseph
St. Joseph_B
Window Name: St. Joseph_B
St. Jude
Window Name: St. Jude
St. Josaphat
Window Name: St. Josaphat
St. Michael
Window Name: St. Michael
St. Peter
Window Name: St. Peter
St. Hyacinth
Window Name: St. Hyacinth
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
Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Biblical Scene 1
Window Name: Biblical Scene 1
Ascension
Window Name: Ascension
The Resurrection
Window Name: The Resurrection
Nativity
Window Name: Nativity
Unidentified Apostle
St. Matthew
Window Name: St. Matthew
St. James the Greater
St. John Cantius
Window Name: St. John Cantius
St. Luke
Window Name: St. Luke
St. Philip the Apostle
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
Nativity or Birth of the Lord
The Annunciation
Window Name: The Annunciation
Visitation
Window Name: Visitation
Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
The Flight of Mary, Joseph and child, Jesus into Egypt
The finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
The Resurrection
Window Name: The Resurrection
The descent of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Coronation of Mary
Holy Family with John the Baptist and John the Evangelist
Dials of the Guard of Honor of the Sacred Heart
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Grisaille Window
Window Name: Grisaille Window
IHS
Window Name: IHS
Ornamental
Window Name: Ornamental
The Lamb of God
Window Name: The Lamb of God
Ornamental
Window Name: Ornamental
Bethlehem
Window Name: Bethlehem
Ornamental
Window Name: Ornamental
The Seven Sacraments
Chancel Side Windows
Ornamental
Window Name: Ornamental
Grisaille Window #7, #8
Ornamental, left side
Polish White Eagle Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. Hedwig Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. Aloysius Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. Mark Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. Hedwig of Silesia Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
Sacred Heart Window photograph by Dave Daniszewski
St. Adalbert Window photograph by Dave Daniszewski
St. Ladislaus Window photograph by Dave Daniszewski
St. Maria Goretti Window photograph by Dave Daniszewski
St. Stanislaus Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. Scholastica Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. Bernadine Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
Keys Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
St. Benedict Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
Sister Mary of the Divine Heart Window photo by Dave Daniszewski
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Tulip Window
Window Name: Tulip Window
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Apostle
Window Name: Apostle
Crucifixion
Window Name: Crucifixion
Building Name and City: St. Josephat Church, Detroit
Espousals of Our Lady and Saint Joseph, photo by Wm. Gorski
Annunciation, photo by Wm. Gorski
Visitation, photo by Wm. Gorski
Adoration of the Magi, photo by Wm. Gorski
Flight into Egypt, photo by Wm. Gorski
Finding in the Temple, photo by Wm. Gorski
Jesus and Mary, photo by Wm. Gorski
Assumption of Our Lady, photo by Wm. Gorski
Coronation of Our Lady, photo by Wm. Gorski
Bishop's Miter, photo by Wm. Gorski
Sacred Heart of Jesus, photo by Wm. Gorski
Non-Figural
Window Name: Non-Figural
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
St. Stanislaus Kostka
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Assumption
Window Name: Assumption
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Young Jesus or John the Baptist
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
St. Adalbert of Prague
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Holy Trinity
Window Name: Holy Trinity
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
St. Joseph
Window Name: St. Joseph
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Ornamental - Fanny M. Stephens
Window Name: Ornamental - Fanny M. Stephens
Ornamental - Side of Sanctuary
Building Name and City: Milford Presbyterian Church, Milford
Ornamental - Side of Sanctuary
Window Name: Ornamental - Side of Sanctuary
Ornamental - Side of Sanctuary
Window Name: Ornamental - Side of Sanctuary
Ornamental - Rose Window
Window Name: Ornamental - Rose Window
Rose Window - Rear of Sanctuary
Window Name: Rose Window - Rear of Sanctuary
Rose Window - Front of Sanctuary
Window Name: Rose Window - Front of Sanctuary
Non-Figural
Window Name: Non-Figural
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Non-Figural
Window Name: Non-Figural
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Non-Figural
Window Name: Non-Figural
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Cross and Flames
Window Name: Cross and Flames
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Non-Figural
Window Name: Non-Figural
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Cross and Crown of Thorns
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Non-Pictorial
Window Name: Non-Pictorial
Eucharist
Window Name: Eucharist
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Pelican
Window Name: Pelican
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Decorative
Window Name: Decorative
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Decorative
Window Name: Decorative
Building Name and City: St. Albertus Church, Detroit
Ornamental Tympanum
Window Name: Ornamental Tympanum
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
Ornamental Tympanum
Window Name: Ornamental Tympanum
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
Ornamental Tympanum
Window Name: Ornamental Tympanum
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
All Seeing Eye of God
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
Ornamental Tower
Window Name: Ornamental Tower
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
Ornamental Bell Tower
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
Ornamental Bell Tower
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
Ornamental Bell Tower
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
Ornamental 2nd Level Bell Tower
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
Ornamental 2nd Level Bell Tower
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
Ornamental 2nd Level Bell Tower
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
Ornamental 2nd Level Bell Tower
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit
St. Anthony's School
Building Name and City: Cathedral of St. Anthony, Detroit