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Building Name: Fountain Street Church

Studio Name: Paris & Wiley Studio

City: Grand Rapids

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1929

Subject/Title of Window: The Freedom Window

Brief Description of Subject: In the left panel at the top is a medallion picturing the Bible opened on a powder barrel, signifying the Mayflower compact. The bottom medallion contains the Mayflower. The upper figure is Roger Williams and the lower figure is George Washington. In the right panel at the top is a medallion containing an American Eagle and the shield form of the flag. Below stands Thomas Jefferson holding the Declaration of Independence. The lower medallion contains an angel breaking the chains of a slave. The lower figure is of Abraham Lincoln writing the proclamation.

Inscriptions: The truth shell make you free


Condition of Window: Good

Height: 19’4”

Width: 4’ 21/2”each panel

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came

The Freedom Window
The Freedom Window

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