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      TR05 Social Class and Religion in Stained Glass in Providence

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      April 25, 2019

      Thursday   1:30 PM

      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
      Providence, Rhode Island

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      TR05 Social Class and Religion in Stained Glass

      Walking TourVirginia Raguin, College of the Holy Cross, Tour LeaderAIA CES: 1.25 LU The tour introduces two signature installations of stained glass in Providence. One was commissioned by the long established Unitarians, the other by recently-arrived Roman Catholics. The buildings were both in the Gothic revival styles, but it was the leaded and painted windows that proclaim class and religion. First Universalist Church, 1872, worked with H. Hudson Holly, New York, for an initial architectural design but Edwin L. Howland became the architect of record. They hired an American Studio working in an English-inspired pictorial tradition, Henry E. Sharp of New York, the favorite studio of Richard Upjohn, Sharp's windows are profoundly architectural, emphasizing deeply saturated color combined with uncolored glass. The Catholic Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul was built in 1876 after the plans of Patrick C. Keeley. In 1886 windows from Austria in the so-called “Munich-Style” were installed. Executed by the Tyrolese Art Glass Company (TGA) of Innsbruck, in 1886, they are superb examples of the Nazarene pictorial tradition that dominated German expression in the mid-19th century. This tour is open to the public and is part of the 72nd Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians.   FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact us at 312-573-1365 or email Where does the tour meet? The tour will depart from the ground floor lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence). The times indicate when the tour will depart from the lobby and the time the tour will return to the convention center. Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to the departure of your tour.

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