The Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, located at 11th and North "A" Streets in Richmond, Indiana was begun in 1904 and dedicated on May 13, 1906. It was given by Daniel G. Reid in memory of his parents Daniel Reid and Anna Gray Dougan Reid. The building cost $295,000 at the time of its construction (which would approximate to about $7 million today!) All windows were created by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Reid is thought to be one of ten churches in the country which have all Tiffany windows. The windows cost between $2,000 and $3,000 each at the time of installation.
Photos taken April 17, 2007
The window in the chapel represents Jesus' visit to the temple as a boy.
Detail from West Window
Louis Comfort Tiffany Studio signature in lower right corner of the panel with the man in the red robe.
The north window in the sanctuary is the scene looking out from the tomb on Resurrection morning. This is a memorial for two elders prominent in the 19th century - William S. Reid and Andrew F. Scott.
The east nave window is the fleur-de-lis, which represents the Trinity.
The original organ was built by the Hook and Hastings House of Boston. It was rebuilt in 1958 by the Wicks Organ Company. The console has 3 manuals and a pedalboard to play the 5 divisions, 40 ranks of pipes, and 1 set of 21 tube Class "A" Deagan chimes. 75 draw knobs affect the 67 stops. A large echo organ occupies the chamber north of the balcony.
The paneling behind the choir loft has the symbols of our Savior's passion.
The broad footed cross carved on the corners of the pulpit and the crest on the doors represent 2 pair of crossed birds' wings, symbolizing that God cares for us as a hen cares for her chicks.
Shields of the 16 Scottish clans appear on the sanctuary ceiling, reminding us that Presbyterianism came to us from Scotland.
The quatrefoil on the ends of the pews and the stone work over the front entrance represent the four Gospels.
The vine symbol is found on the pulpit and the communion table, showing our direct connection to Jesus.
View more photos of the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1004 North A Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374
Al Gentry (email link)
|Location:||East Central Indiana, USA|
Highest Point in Indiana
|Mail:||50 North 5th St.
Richmond, IN 47374
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