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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 10B

Brief Description of Subject: A horizontally bisected shield is inscribed within two circles. The upper half of the shield is blue with two red oval inserts and one white in-painted insert in the shape of a hat. The lower half is gold with three red oval inserts. The abstract pieces that surround the shield to form the first circle are red and in-painted. The outer circle is a border of white glass that is in-painted with a gold pattern resembling grapevines.

Heraldic significance:
Blue symbolizes steadfastness, strength, truth, and loyalty. Red symbolizes warriors or martyrs, military strength, and eagerness to serve one’s country. White symbolizes cleanliness, wisdom, innocence, peace, sincerity, and joy. Gold symbolizes elevated thought and understanding, respect, virtue, majesty, and generosity. This panel’s arms are of English origin but the specific family is unidentified.

Panel 10B
Panel 10B

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