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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 16

Brief Description of Subject: Ornamental boss medallion with a central green circle in-painted with a four-leaf clover. The center circle is surrounded by a red circular border that is adorned with four small gold triangles (quatrefoil). Surrounding the central boss and quatrefoil are four blue in-painted curved petals and four green curved leaves. Tangent to each of the petals and leaves is a small gold circle, and the areas between each gold circle are solid red. Together the red and gold form a larger circle around the ornamental composition. The outermost edge of the medallion is composed of a thin blue border.

Heraldic significance:
Green symbolizes freedom, hope, beauty, joy, health, and loyalty in love. 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. Blue symbolizes steadfastness, strength, truth, and loyalty.

Panel 16
Panel 16

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