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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First Presbyterian Church

Studio Name: Connick (Charles J.), Ltd.

City: Pontiac

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, more than 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1955

Subject/Title of Window: Symbols of Justice

Brief Description of Subject: As viewed from the outside, the space for this west aisle window extends quite a bit lower. For viewers inside the Church, a balcony obscures vision of the middle part. This window occupies the upper space and is called "Symbols of Justice." The lower portion of this space is the window titled "Women of Christ's Day."

The Rector Reverend William Marbach informed Connick Associates that "... it is not possible to have the intense light of the east on the west side of the building because of a building which is about 15 ft. from our wall. Connick Associates wrote out the following note to their designer of this window: "The west side is very deeply shaded by the neighboring building. We must use just as light and as little painted textures as possible on this side, and a great deal of rough-textured or corrugated glass to pull down and reflect in just as much light as we can."

Instructions given to Connick Associates about the subject of this window:
"[This window] is to be enriched with symbols of justice --- The Tablets of the Law, the Golden Rule, and Scales of Justice. (The donor of this window is a judge of the circuit court.) Important: Use Hebrew letters on the Tablets of the Law."

Connick Associates description:
As planned, we have featured symbols relating to Christian Law: - at the center, the balanced scales of Justice; at the left, Old Testament symbol of the Law, the Commandments of Moses; and, at the right, the open book of the New Testament inscribed with the Golden Rule; "Whatever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them", from the seventh chapter of Saint Matthew, Twelfth verse. The colorful foliated field provides a rich pattern in support of this theme, with symbols of the white lily of purity in smaller medallions above and below."

The donor of this window was Judge Frank L. Doty.

Inscriptions: In Memory of Pardon H. Doty, Lora L. Doty, and Nine E. Doty
Whatsoever Ye Would That Men Should Do to You Do Ye Even So To Them
S. Mat. VII:12

Height: 10'

Width: 6'10"

Symbols of Justice
Symbols of Justice
The Tablets of the Law
The Tablets of the Law
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule
Scales of Justice
Scales of Justice

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