Tiffany Interior & Windows
The arts of the past and present are alive at 67 Newbury Street in a contemporary art gallery housed in the parish house, and in the church sanctuary itself. During the 1890s, the Neo-Gothic sanctuary of dark walnut wood and pseudo-medieval stained glass was completely redecorated by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company under the supervision of J.A. Holzer of the Tiffany Company and the minister, Dr. Edward L. Clark.
The sanctuary was transformed by a gigantic electrified lantern, baptismal font, 42 stained glass windows, mosaics, decorative arches and a paint scheme that united all the elements. Tiffany's artistic vision is here--in the "aesthetic" colors of red, green and blue that tie the scheme together, the Islamic motifs and the preoccupation with light and nature. The religious vision of the pastor and congregation is evident as well, in the careful choice and placement of the windows as an integral part of the worship.
For more on the Tiffany windows, see our Tiffany Windows Tour.