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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Gorham Company

City: Jackson

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

Date of Window: 1922

Subject/Title of Window: Hayes Window

Brief Description of Subject: Huge window, brilliantly colored glass, depicting (at center) the Holy Family. Two shepherds appear in left panel and three wise men with gifts are placed at right. Elaborate decorations of vari-colored glass and wooden arches decorate top portions of the window. The following quote best describes this imposing work, which must be seen to be fully appreciated. “The glass antique and the window as a whole represents the finest workmanship that can be produced on the American continent. The color scheme is rich and dignified and the artistic work will appeal to the most exacting tastes. The full beauty of this window can only be seen from the inside of the building. It is a decided contribution to the art collection of this city.” Quotation from Dedication Program of First Methodist Episcopal Church, Jackson, Michigan, October 8-15, 1922.

Inscriptions: “Ecce Tabernaculum Dei Cum Hominibus” (Behold the the tabernacle of God is with men)

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 275"

Width: 24"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came

Hayes Window
Hayes Window

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