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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 17

Brief Description of Subject: A black and white vertically striped shield, separated into two halves diagonally by a white band in-painted with filigree. The shield is surrounded by blue pieces that are in-painted with a leaf pattern and form a circle. The outer circular border contains several solid red pieces, four geometric gold and white in-painted pieces, four black and white abstract line pieces, and four gold pieces with in-painted lions.

Heraldic significance:
Black symbolizes grief and resistance. White symbolizes cleanliness, wisdom, innocence, peace, sincerity, and joy. Blue symbolizes steadfastness, strength, truth, and loyalty. 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. The shield in this panel represents the arms of Roger de Burhull.

Panel 17
Panel 17

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