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Image ID: 258
Title:Large scale model of Bryn Athyn Cathedral tower on rails
Source:Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn Archives, Bryn Athyn, PA
Date:circa 1917
Description:The "model was placed on rails so that it could be wheeled out into the open air to study the effects of sunlight upon its contours. On this model were tried alternate plans for the height of the great lancets, the use of balconies at the base, types of cornice and tracery, and other detail..." (Glenn, E. Bruce. Bryn Athyn Cathedral: The Building of a Church. Bryn Athyn: Bryn Athyn Church, 1971. p. 54). "R[aymond] P[itcairn], John Walker, Leonard Gyllenhaal" is written on the back. Early designs for the tower were drawn by Robert Tappan of Cram and Ferguson while later designs were drawn by John Walker who had final responsibility (Glenn, p. 48, 53).