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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 13B

Brief Description of Subject: A vertically bisected shield is inscribed within two circles. The left half of the shield is white with three in-painted griffin heads. The right half is red with a gold cross. The abstract pieces that surround the shield to form the first circle are green with an in-painted leaf pattern. The outer circle is a border of white glass that is in-painted with a floral gold pattern.

Heraldic significance:
White symbolizes cleanliness, wisdom, innocence, peace, sincerity, and joy. Red symbolizes warriors or martyrs, military strength, and eagerness to serve one’s country. Gold symbolizes elevated thought and understanding, respect, virtue, majesty, and generosity. Green symbolizes freedom, hope, beauty, joy, health, and loyalty in love. The shield in this panel represents the arms of the House of Kenynedon.

Panel 13B
Panel 13B

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