America's houses of worship [videorecording] / a co-production of Driftwood Productions, Inc. and WNED-TV Buffalo/Toronto ; produced and directed by John Grant.

America's houses of worship [videorecording] / a co-production of Driftwood Productions, Inc. and WNED-TV Buffalo/Toronto ; produced and directed by John Grant.

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[Arlington, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2005.
1 videodisc (ca. 62 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Authors: 
Gribbins, James.
Dumas, Charles.
PBS Home Video.
Driftwood Productions, Inc.
WNED-TV (Television station : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Willet Stained Glass Studios.
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America's houses of worship
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Willett Studios of Pennsylvania beat Tiffany - 1st section in 1911. Alumni graduating classes made donations for next section 1916 was the first. 1802-1976 classes represented by stained glass. Price was constant $300 by Willett, make price constant. Mr. Stephen Grove, Historian West Point.
Special segment on stained glass windows at the Cadet Chapel U.S. Military Academy is of particular interest. The chapel was constructed in 1910, and in 1911 the first section of stained glass windows made by Willett Studios of Pennsylvania, were added behind the altar. A few years later, the alumni decided that it would be appropriate for each graduating class to donate money to purchase a stained glass window for the chapel. The graduating class of 1916 was the first to follow through with this decision and donated $300. Graduating classes with no living members are represented by money donated by other alumni so that every graduating class is represented by a stained glass window. Windows represent graduating classes from 1802-1976. All were made by Willett Studios; each priced at $300 as promised by Mr. Willett who promised to keep the price constant throughout the completion of the chapel.
Director of photography, James Gribbins ; editor, Greg Feinberg.
Narrator, Charles Dumas.
Provides a fascinating, emotional, and informative visual tour of some of the greatest houses of worship in the U.S. It is geographically diverse and represents many different faiths. Some buildings are shown for their architecture, history, and beauty.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; stereo.
Special features: Additional scenes.
Old Ship Meetinghouse, Hingham, Massachusetts --
First Baptist Church in America, Providence, Rhode Island --
St. Luke's Church, Smithfield, Virginia --
San Xavier del Bac, Tuscon, Arizona --
Cadet Chapel USMA, West Point, New York --
Our Lady of Victory, Buffalo, NY --
Beth Sholom Synagogue, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania --
New Horizon Sanctuary, Atlanta, GA --
Trinity Church, New York City --
Trinity Episcopal Church, Boston, Massachusetts --
Crystal Cathedral, Anaheim, California --
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri --
Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC.
Special feature-5 additional scenes: The Old Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, Missouri --
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah --
Cadet Chapel U.S. Military Academy stained glass windows --
Old Ship Church, Hingham, Massachusetts (The Ministers of Old Ship) --
Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona (Built to last).