Tuesday, August 5, 2014

And So It Begins

Back in May, at the annual meeting of the Friends of the First Presbyterian Church, when it was announced that the restoration of the principal stained glass window in the church's facade was ready to proceed, it was anticipated that the work would begin in June or July. Today, it was evident that the work of restoring the window has begun.

This afternoon pieces of the wood tracery were passed through an opening in the green sheathing that now covers the window and loaded into a dump truck. The stained glass and the wood tracery are being restored as independent systems. The wood tracery is being re-created at Kress Workshop in Claverack. The stained glass is being restored by Architectural Stained Glass in East Chatham.   

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