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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: 1872

Subject/Title of Window: Ornamental

Brief Description of Subject: Red, blue, white, gold grisaille.
This is the only remaining example of the windows seen in Trinity Church before the stained glass was given. Though the windows could have been installed in the building about 1858it si more likely that they were given as a result of an appeal by the vestry in 1872 when they voted that individuals of the congregation be invited to furnish windows for the church as donations. The colors are liturgical with red representing the Holy Spirit: blues the Holy Mother; white, the purity of faith; and gold, the treasure of heaven.
The window and the original altar below it are dedicated to several vestrymen who have no other memorial in the church, but who rank with Rodney Paine and David Roodruff as builders of Trinity:

William Withrow Beeson
James Lewis Glen
Rufus Wharton Landon
Lawrence Salter Lardner
William Lardner

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 27.5'

Width: 6.5'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass


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