Dedicated to the Ladies

Stained glass windows in the Women's Memorial Room at the Unitarian Church in Lancaster Since it’s Women’s History Month, I thought it only appropriate to highlight some lovely stained glass dedicated to the women of the world. These particular panes are found in the Women’s Memorial Room at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Lancaster. Located at the corner of Pine and West Chestnut Streets in Lancaster, the church is a lovely stone building designed by noted local architect C. Emlen Urban and built in 1908. The Women’s Memorial Room was formerly the Church Parlor and is the northern extension of the church’s sanctuary.

Unitarian Universalist Church, Pine and West Chestnut Streets, Lancaster

Consisting of four separate panels, each one is dedicated to exemplary women throughout history. Honoring mothers, educators, “ministering angels”, and “those who break the bonds of affliction”, the windows pay tribute to notable women including the Virgin Mary; Mary Lyon, educator and founder of Mt. Holyoke College; Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross; and noted suffragist Lucretia Mott. Mothers. Teachers. Nurses. Social reformers. These windows, installed between 1926 and 1929 by local merchant M. T. Garvin, pay homage to all the hardworking women throughout history and everywhere.


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