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

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Building Name: First Congregational Church UCC

Studio Name: Misch (George A.) and Sons

City: Owosso

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: Moses with Ten Commandments

Brief Description of Subject: These two windows are among several stained glass scenes that add light and color to the interior of First Congregational Church UCC. The window on the left, based on a painting by the German artist Bernhard Plockhorst, represents Moses coming down from Mount Sinai and handing the Ten Commandments to Aaron. It was dedicated to the memory of Amos Gould, who helped to organize the church in 1853. In the other window, a missionary stands before a log cabin and preaches to a group of Native Americans. This window was dedicated to many early Michigan pioneers who were charter members of the church. To see windows with similar themes, visit the Windows of the Month for July 2000 and March 2002. Designed by Detroit architects Malcomson & Higginbotham and built of stone, the present home of First Congregational Church UCC was dedicated in October of 1892. Its stained glass windows were made by the Chicago studios of George A. Misch. First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ of Owosso was registered in the Michigan Stained Glass Census by D. Llewellyn Drong of Davison (MSGC 02.0003)

Moses with Ten Commandments
Moses with Ten Commandments
Moses base
Moses base
Moses close-up
Moses close-up
Moses and the Ten Commandments
Moses and the Ten Commandments

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