Windows to Be Placed in the First M. E. Church by
in Honor of the Late President.
Rev. Dr. O. W. Holmes announced to the congregation of the First M. E. church Sunday, the presentation of four memorial art glass windows to the church by Mrs. McKinley in honor of the late president.
The four windows, which will cost several
thousand dollars, will be of the finest glass procurable. The designs
for them were made by one of the largest art glass firms in the east;
they are at present in the hands of the trustees of the church. They
stated that a full description of the windows cannot be given out
until a later date.
Rev. Holmes stated last evening, “the
windows will undoubtedly be a very fitting and elegant memorial of
our martyred president. They will be of art glass with appropriate
scriptural pictures and inscriptions. It has not as yet been definitely
decided as to what the pictures and inscriptions will be.”
The new windows will be put in the place
of the first four stained glass windows facing on South Cleveland
avenue [sic], and a brass tablet will be placed on the pillar
in the center of the four windows containing the name of the donor
and other suitable inscriptions. Dr. Holmes stated that it would be
several months before the windows will be placed.
The church at the present time has no
memorial of McKinley except a small brass tablet marking the McKinley
pew. It is very fitting that the church at which McKinley was a regular
worshiper should have a memorial.
Dr. Holmes stated last night that he
preferred to withhold a complete description until a later date as
there are many things concerning the gift which are as yet in the