Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2018

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Summer 2018 39 "He's my three-times great-grandfather," she said. e round centerpiece window in the center of the ceiling's dome is known as the "Dove of Peace," though years ago, Smith said, young people affectionately called it the "Dome Duck." ey come from the studio of George Hardy Payne (1872-1927), whose famed Paterson, N.J., stained-glass enterprise was founded by his English father, whose crafts- man pedigree includes "Penelope Waiting for Ulysses," which graces the stairway of inven- tor omas Ava Edison's New Jersey estate, Glenmont; and windows at St. Patrick's Ca- thedral in Manhattan. As for the architect, that mantel belongs to James M. McMichael, whose domed church designs in such places as Charlotte, Edenton, and Elizabeth City look striking similar to the untrained eye. But in 1912, in a letter to Rev. Johnson, the then 42-year-old architect suggested they were anything but. Continued on Page 42 ❱❱ PHOTOGRAPHS BY KATHRYN RENDE The grapevine motif that frames the stained-glass windows is inspired by the Gospel of John: 15-5, "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he bears much fruit, for without me you can do nothing." Above, an original sterling silver communion set, once a wayward member of the flock, has a story to tell of its unlikely return.

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