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Hi, I thaught you may find this interesting
 http://www.whitefriars.com/bb_orig/viewtopic.php?p=6009#6009
 Regards Patrick.


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Re: Stained glass.... St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.......
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 07:23:49 PM »
Patrick, how wonderful for you to have been able to see them, and thank you for sharing the story and pictures. The windows are superb, aren't they?

Has anyone actually researched in depth all the Whitefriars stained glass windows?


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Re: Stained glass.... St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.......
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 07:28:33 PM »
How fantastic to see the original illustrations and then the actual windows - they're stunning Patrick, you must be very proud.  Thanks a lot for showing them to us ...


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Re: Stained glass.... St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.......
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2007, 07:32:05 PM »
Patrick, they are just superb, and a very touching story, you must be very proud.


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Re: Stained glass.... St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.......
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2007, 07:57:11 PM »
The windows are fabulous, Patrick.  What a wonderful experience for you.  I must try to see them next time I am in NY City.


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Re: Stained glass.... St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.......
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2007, 08:02:19 PM »
I was in New York last Febuary, if only i'd known then, do you think they would let other people see them?


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Re: Stained glass.... St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.......
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2007, 08:34:22 PM »
Hi Anne,
 As far as I know only Dennis Hadley has done any serious research into the Stained glass windows of Whitefriars but I could be wrong !
 He sent me a letter some time ago telling me.
 Quote..       " the company order books show an order for July 1936... " 6 pieces of tracery glass for the Rector's study. Cartoons by Edmond Hogan. $300 "  So each panel cost $50, but at that time Powell obtained nearly $5 to the pound...... and 10 pounds is not much for something so intricate "
He then goes on to say that he could find no order for "Vices" which leads him to believe they were a gift to Dr Brooks , the Rector, in order to encourage him to order more windows.
 Nearly all the windows in the main part of the church are designed by James Hogan.
   Regards,   Patrick.
 


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Re: Stained glass.... St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.......
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2007, 08:37:10 PM »
Hi, It may be very hard to gain access to see them as they are in a very private part of the building.  But if you can you will be blown away by their beauty. Regards Patrick.


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Re: Stained glass.... St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.......
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2007, 11:39:16 PM »
Hi, To see individual windows go to http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o72/bargiepat/
  Regards Patrick.


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Re: Stained glass.... St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.......
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2007, 12:04:46 AM »
Really fabulous Patrick, it must have been a very moving experience for you.

Just for those who are not aware, at the back of the Musuem of London book on Whitefriars there is a section devoted to Stained Glass, with a list of locations where examples can be found both in the UK and abroad. Loads in the U.S.A (not just New York) .  If any of you want to know if you have a local Church with this glass, but don't have the book, I am happy to look and let you know. Just give me your County and a nearby local town name and  there is likely to be somewhere nearby.  I was surprised to find some located not six miles from me!  Emmi

 

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