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 Posted: Sun Oct 15th, 2017 08:27 pm
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I am in the process of reading up on Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, in regard to Civil War..........St. Peter's Catholic Church has stained glass windows that one source says are from Tiffany Studio (they are not listed in the Duncan book) and another source says the windows are by DeLauders and Dorans , with a ?? after..... (can't find this firm mentioned on line, feel they were local residents who perhaps donated the windows). Can't find any good photos of the windows.....

Has anyone ever visited this church and if so, would appreciate comments....Thanks.



 Posted: Sun Oct 15th, 2017 09:04 pm
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The NRHP report for St Peter's says nothing about the windows (not unusually):

http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/jefferson/73001915.pdf

That references a 1958 history of the church which Google Books sort of has but I can't see much of the content but it looks like it doesn't say much about the windows.

Likely you found the flickr photo of three of the windows from the outside:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29295318@N08/34047137920/in/album-72157675706552094/

The figural window does not look like Tiffany.

There was one photo on pinterest which apparently mentions DeLauders and Dorans, so presumably that is the mention you meant (I don't belong to pinterest so cannot see exactly what was claimed and by whom):

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/73/1f/32/731f32a293e8e0fa9b998430f7315acd--harpers-ferry-west-virginia.jpg

There were deLauder and Doran families in town so likely your interpretation is correct.

There seem to be more windows inside the church.

The following recent article quotes "Tiffany style" windows.

https://wearetheobserver.com/harpers-ferrys-iconic-historic-chapel-st-peter/

I think one undocumented "Tiffany style" reference trumps N undocumented "Tiffany" references (N = 10 say).

Wayne



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I should add that I have sent a query to the church....actually the church is now closed, but under the auspices of a larger church nearby.

Thanks.



 Posted: Sun Oct 15th, 2017 09:28 pm
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Wayne, thanks for the reference to the Sept article which states "Tiffany style windows".....perhaps someone "learned" something from when the initial statement was made......so it will be interesting if I hear back from the archdiocese.....



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