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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Trinity Episcopal Church

Studio Name: Tiffany Studios (attributed by the church to)

City: Niles

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1915

Subject/Title of Window: Charity

Brief Description of Subject: Exceptionally rich and deep in color. The allegorical figure holds a child and there is a child standing on either side.
Tot the right of the pulpit is the window entitled Charity for one of the seven virtues. Exceptionally rich and deep in color, it was given by William Wallace Dresden in memory of his wife, Adele Stevens Dresden.

Mr. and Mrs. Dresden came to Niles in 1903 and bought the house called Castle Rest later to become Pawating Hospital. Dresden was active in civic affairs she headed the women’s progressive league, the organization that brought the establishment of Island Park. The Dresden’s were generous with Trinity Parish as other gifts attest.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 8.5'

Width: 2'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass


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