Our Stained Glass
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April 7 2017. Some new pictures I took today. Work will be done on this phase of the project tomorrow when I will be doing a final walk through to be sure everything is completed according to the contract. Phase two will begin as soon as we have funds to complete that phase. It is my hope that we will be able to finish the final phase by years end.
April 6 2017. Bovard Studio is on site as I write this re-installing the windows that they have restored and are installing the new protective covers. They actually arrived last Wednesday the 29th of March and have worked through some very nasty weather. They have also worked some very long days. For example last Saturday they started at 6 am and worked until nearly 10:30 pm. Although there have been a few hiccups the work will be complete for Palm Sunday. If you have not yet seen the windows with the new covers on them you are in for a treat; they are quite beautiful. Removal of the old covers and installing the new covers with clear glass not only allows more light inside but you can now see the windows on the outside. The building itself looks drastically better without those old chalky covers. I have to tell you that the windows are most beautiful at night when viewed from the outside when the lights are on in the church.
St. Peter's is very fortunate to have some very old and beautiful stained glass windows; the oldest dating back to 1851. The newest ones were installed in the 1970s. There are even a few Tiffany windows.
In January of 2017 the three oldest windows along with one of the Tiffany windows and one newer window was removed for restoration. A process that continues today in mid March. We are very excited about the progress that has been made so far. Here are some of the progress pictures that we have received form Bovard Studio in Fairfield Iowa the company handling the restoration.
Our hope is that the windows will be back in place by Holy Week. Bovard Studio will also replace all the old plastic protective covers with new frames made of aluminum and clear laminated glass. Laminated glass is like the windshield in your car. It is two layers of glass with a transparent mylar sheet between the layers. It is very strong and will not chalk up like the existing plastic covers.