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Building Name: First Presbyterian Church

Studio Name: Tiffany Studios

City: Ypsilanti

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1899

Subject/Title of Window: Pattison Memorial

Brief Description of Subject: The middle section in this memorial window was designed to let light through. Doric columns are pictured as if holding up the canopy and divide this middle section into two lights. These columns are in harmony with the façade which is in the Grecian Doric style.

From the booklet, "Our Memorial Windows: A Brief Description of the Memorial Windows in the Sanctuary of The First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan," by Doris Milliman, City Historian, page 10.

The Pattison Window

Hattie Atwood Pattison
August 11, 1866 - April 16, 1895

Hattie Atwood Pattison lived only twenty-eight years. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin, and died in Orlando, Florida. She had little opportunity to contriubute to our Church or community. Nevertheless, her family so loved her and had such high hopes for her and for what she might have done, that they dedicated this window to her.

Hers was indeed a remarkable family. Her father was Dr. William Pattison who had an office at 107 North Huron Street. Her grandfather was Dr. Samuel Pattison who married Phoebe Atwood. Hattie apparently received her middle name from her Grandmother.

Hattie Pattison had four brothers and sisters. One sister married a Dr. Binney who was president of the Rangoon Theological Seminary in Rangoon, India. He died in 1878 on the Indian Ocean while on his way to India.

One of Hattie's uncles was prominent in the affairs of Ypsilanti. He was editor of the newspaper, "The Ypsilanti Commercial," and an active member of the Prohibition Party.

The Pattison Memorial Window is a remarkable family's testimony to a young woman named Hattie Atwood Pattison.

Inscriptions: In Memoriam
Hattie Atwood Pattison

Condition of Window: Very good

Height: 15'8"

Width: 4'2"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Pattison Memorial
Pattison Memorial
Pattison Memorial top
Pattison Memorial top
Pattison Memorial inscription
Pattison Memorial inscription
Pattison Memorial outside
Pattison Memorial outside

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