May 30, 2014

UUSA Tiffany Window Returns

Yesterday, workers began reinstalling the “Angel of the Lillies” Tiffany window at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst. Removed last year at the start of construction, the window has been restored.

Commissioned and built in 1890, the windows began their life at the All Souls Unitarian Church in Roxbury, MA. When the Roxbury congregation's building changed hands in the 1920s, the windows were removed at the request of their donors, who had stipulated that they always be installed in a Unitarian church. The 135″ x 108″ window was donated to the Amherst congregation in 1925 by the American Unitarian Association.