Two churches merged in 1930 to become what is now
Court Street Baptist, with the building being constructed
in 1868–1870. The spire was constructed in 1888. The
stained glass windows were installed about 1914.
The windows are not simply beautiful decorations. They
contain symbols that convey Christian ideas and
And, who were those people whose names are found on
the windows? That question is posed in a 1969 poem,
“Sounds from the Organ,” by Mrs. Glaydis Parker Mann,
written for the recognition of the sixtieth anniversary
of the service of organist Mrs. Gladys White:
I admired the windows of wondrous beauty
And knew everyone by name.
I tried to imagine what people so saintly
Did to attain such fame.