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Te Deum Window
History and Construction
The focal point in the Sanctuary is the Stoddard memorial window, designed by Tiffany studios, on the south wall of the church. The window was given by Susan K. Stoddard in memory of John W. Stoddard (1837-1917), who was an active and supportive member of First Presbyterian Church, Dayton, and a successful businessman, having founded the Dayton Motor Car Company, which launched Stoddard-Dayton automobiles in 1905.
The window was commissioned from the New York studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1918. It was completed in 1919 at a cost of $10,000. After a short public display in New York, it was shipped to Dayton and installed in the south wall of the First Presbyterian Church, and later, when our present building was constructed in 1925, installed in its current location.
Restoration of the Te Deum Window is one of six major projects our church is currently undertaking as critical needs for the use of our facility. To fund these projects, we have created this extra appeal. Your support is appreciated.
Ten percent of the funds raised will be set aside as a reserve fund for future building and grounds projects. Another ten percent of the funds raised will be used for a special mission initiative yet to be determined.