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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

City: Grosse Pointe

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Panel 4

Brief Description of Subject: [Possibly] Gold crown with white in-painting. Surrounded by circular border containing four panels in-painted with cypress leaf shapes, four smaller circular medallions, and abstract color pieces. The cypress panels are gold and white. The circular medallions have blue borders and either in-painted white or in-painted gold centers. The abstract color pieces are purple and red.

Heraldic significance:
Gold symbolizes elevated thought and understanding, respect, virtue, majesty, and generosity. White symbolizes cleanliness, wisdom, innocence, peace, sincerity, and joy. Blue symbolizes steadfastness, strength, truth, and loyalty. Purple symbolizes majesty, justice, and sovereignty. Red symbolizes warriors or martyrs, military strength, and eagerness to serve one’s country. The crown symbolizes royal authority, victory, sovereignty, empire, and success. The cypress leaves symbolize death and eternal life.

Panel 4
Panel 4

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