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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Christ Church Detroit

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1881

Subject/Title of Window: Anchor and Bible

Brief Description of Subject: This window is in an area that once was the transept of the chapel, however with the alterations of 1903 the area was not suitable for a chapel. It is now used as the sacristy. At some point a ceiling was added to provide a room above the sacristy, thus only the lower portion of the window is visible from the sacristy. The photograph only shows this lower part.

The roundels are separated by ornamental quatrefoils featuring fleurs-de-lis. The higher roundel depicts an "anchor cross" --- symbolizing the hope of eternal life through Christ. The lower roundel depicts a book with the inscription "HOLY BIBLE"; the writing under the "Holy Bible" is illegible.

Inscriptions: In Memory of Frederic A. Dudgeon
Died May 20th 1875
Aged nearly 28 years

Condition of Window: fair

Height: ~17'

Width: 2'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint, Silver Stain, Etching or Sandblasting

Anchor and Bible
Anchor and Bible
Anchor and Bible and Dove and Scroll outside
Anchor and Bible and Dove and Scroll outside

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