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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: 1972

Subject/Title of Window: The Resurrection

Brief Description of Subject: Our Lord stands before the dark tomb. Above and behind His radiant ethereal figure are conventional cloud forms suggest the heavenly reaches. Mary Magdalene kneels below with her vase of precious ointment. Red roses, symbol of divine love are at either side.

Here we see our Lord standing before the dark tomb. Behind and above his radiant ethereal figure are conventional cloud forms that suggest the heavenly reaches. Below, Mary Magdalene first to meet Christ in the garden kneels with her vase of precious ointment.

Red roses, symbol of divine love, are at either side. Many years of faithful service to the church are resented by this memorial; given by Paul Thayer family in remembrance of the Ritchers and the Thayers. Irma Thayer and Frederick Richter Jr., were brother and sister, children of Frederick Sr., a former Mayer of Niles. Frederick Jr., married Lydia Belknap whose grandparents came to Niles in 1873 and associated themselves with Trinity Church.

Irma Richter married Paul Thayer whose parents, will and Marie came to Niles in 1900 and purchased the LaPierre Jewelry Store. Founded in 1863 this store is one of only two or three older businesses in Michigan still operating in the same location. The south generation of Thayers is now involved in the jewelry stores and in Trinity Church.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 8.5'

Width: 2'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass

The Resurrection
The Resurrection

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