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Category Archives: North American Churches

The Charlotte Blagdon Chapel, University of Michigan

24th August 2015
Posted by S Taylor

The Charlotte Blagdon Chapel, University of Michigan   In addition to the Hazel Hunt memorial windows, there are some smaller windows less accessible to the visitor.  These 1929 windows were designed by architectural firm Pond and Pond and fabricated by the Linden Glass Company, both of Chicago. It was the original intention of Mrs. Henderson, […]

St.Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud, Minnesota

17th August 2015
Posted by S Taylor

  Rebuilt between 1922 and 1931 this church was designed to replicate the 3rd Century basilica-style Romanesque church in Ravenna.  So it is not surprising that the architect included a number of decorative features found in Christian churches in those early centuries. Some of these decorative features incorporated representations of the early Crux Gammata, or […]

Rhode Island Congregational Church device

10th August 2015
Posted by S Taylor

An interesting example of the Gammadion or Fylfot-Cross is to be found in the Central Congregational Church, Providence, Rhode Island.  Records show that the windows were installed about 1893 at the time of the church’s dedication. The dome of the church has eight stained glass oculi.   While four of them depict the Chi-Rho monogram, the other […]

Swastika-type devices in American Churches

6th August 2015
Posted by S Taylor

This month we are looking at some rather unusual examples of Swastika-type symbolism in North American Churches. Our first example comes from the First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawaii dedicated in 1929. It features wooden pews with Swastika carvings.  They appear in the tilted recto format.  The official website states that these are ancient symbols that […]