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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: Moore 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, page16-17.

The Moore Window
Charles Moore
June 6, 1808 - July 12, 1870
Adeline McAllaster Moore
August 17, 1813 - March 22, 1868

Charles Moore was born at Moore's Ferry, New York, and in 1834 married Adeline McAllaster, who was born at Bedford, New York. He brought his bride to Ypsilanti, in the following year, and cleared the lot at the northwest corner of South Huron and Woodward Streets and built their house.

Charles was elected a trustee of our Church on September 13, 1842, and resigned three years later. He was subsequently elected an elder. In 1844, he became a treasurer of Ypsilanti Village. He was in business here, and is listed in the Ypsilanti Business Directory as Moore and Showerman. He is buried in Highland Cemetery (Block 72).

Charles and Adeline became the parents of five children. Two girls, Jane and Kate died in infancy. Adeline (1842) married Robert W. Hemphill, Sr.; Josephine Louise married Sullivan M. Cutcheon, who was a member of the Session of our Church for many years, and was superintendent of the Sunday School and directed the Young People's Society. Charles Moore, Jr. was born on August 10, 1855 and joined our Church in 1874. He married Alice on June 27, 1878. About the same time he became editor of "The Ypsilanti Commercial," and lived in the house which his father built at 18 South Huron Street (now listed as 118 South Huron). Later he was graduated from Harvard and from George Washington University as an architect, and resided in Washington, D.C.

Inscriptions: In Memory Of
Charles Moore
Adeline McAllaster Moore

Condition of Window: Very good

Height: 6'

Width: 3'10"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Moore Memorial
Moore Memorial
Moore Memorial inscription
Moore Memorial inscription
Moore Memorial outside
Moore Memorial outside

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