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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 12A

Brief Description of Subject: A vertically bisected shield stands alone. The left half of the shield has a background of blue with a dark-gold chevron in the center, and there are three gold in-painted lion heads displayed in the foreground. The right half of the shield is split into quarters – two having red and white diagonal stripes, and the other two each having a single, white, in-painted diagonal stripe over alternating red and dark-gold small squares.

Heraldic significance:
Blue symbolizes steadfastness, strength, truth, and loyalty. Gold symbolizes elevated thought and understanding, respect, virtue, majesty, and generosity. Red symbolizes warriors or martyrs, military strength, and eagerness to serve one’s country. White symbolizes cleanliness, wisdom, innocence, peace, sincerity, and joy. The shield in this panel represents the arms of Margery Clifton, wife of John Wyndham.

Panel 12A
Panel 12A

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