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Building Name: First Presbyterian Church

Studio Name: Tiffany Studios

City: Ypsilanti

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1899

Subject/Title of Window: Platt Memorial

Brief Description of Subject: Doric columns are pictured on the sides as if holding up the top part of the window. These columns are in harmony with the façade which is in the Grecian Doric style. The center contains a roundel depicting a reddish sky. This reminds one of a well known adage repeated by Christ in Matthew 16: 1 - 3 (KJV):
"The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?"

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, page11.

The Platt Window
Edwin Alphonso Platt
October 22, 1800 - August 21, 1885
Caroline Pardee Platt
August 25, 1805 - January 27, 1882

Edwin Platt was a farmer in the state of New York. He came to Pittsfield Township, in 1833, and joined our Church on January 2, 1834. He married Caroline Pardee, the second daughter of Ario and Eliza Pardee, who are honored on the Pardee Window, the second window to the left.

Farming continued to be Platt's chief interset. He cleard his land in Pittsfield Township and planted the first orchard in Washtenaw County. He was called a "geniune farmer."

Platt Road and Platt Village, which are now Pittsfield Village, were named for him. There is a picture of Edwin and Caroline Platt in the Platt file in the Archives at the Ypsilanti Historical Museum.

Inscriptions: In Memoriam
Edwin Alphonso Platt
Caroline Pardee Platt

Condition of Window: Very good

Height: 6'

Width: 3'

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Platt Memorial
Platt Memorial
Platt Memorial inscription
Platt Memorial inscription
Memorial Windows 11, 13, 12
Memorial Windows 11, 13, 12
Platt Memorial outside
Platt Memorial outside

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