Robert Bohannon is not an acrobat, but yesterday at Central Catholic High School he sure acted like one as he climbed a 24-foot ladder while holding a 70-pound window. Bohannon was installing a stained-glass window depicting the annunciation of Jesus. Bellesini Academy, an all-boys middle school housed at the former St. Francis of Assisi Lithuanian Church at 94 Bradford St. gave Central Catholic the window and two others of Jesus birth and Marys Assumption into heaven.
Jacob Gilchrist, an employee of Associated Crafts in Gilbert, AZ., gingerly slides in the bottow swiveling vent panel of a stained glass windowinside Kennewick First United Methodist Church. Pastor Roger Barr said the Church chose to spend $30,000.00 maintianing the windows, originally installed in 1923, because they re a benifit to the downtownarea and the people of Kennewick. Check out the photo gallary at www.tricityherald.com
Just think how wonderful it would be if your stained glass windows simply stayed in pristine condition once they were installed or recently maintained. That would mean little heat or air conditioning loss through them, no vandalism, or element damage. Unfortunately, that is not going to happen and that is why you need to preserve them by properly installing protective glazing. PROPERLY is the key word. Improper installation can create more damage than protection.
In many areas of the United States, declining memberships in congregations has led to the closing of many religious institutions. At the same time, churches in other areas have been rapidly expanding and building to accommodate growing church memberships. For over 35 years John Phillips, Sr., of Associated Crafts, has witnessed this phenomenon from the unique perspective of a stained glass expert.
A company called Associated Crafts has carefully removed the old storm covering over the stained glass windows of St. Edmonds Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, DE. They then repaired the windows and installed a new protective covering to both preserve the historic stained glass windows as well as to insulate the church.
The words engraved on the plaque next to the stained glass window capture the heart of the image, For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society of the Sacred Heart. Her hand resting gently on the head of a girl, the nuns saintly expression reflects only care and concern for her young charge.
Previously part of the Old Main building at the former Barat College, the St. Madeleine Sophie Barat window has been installed in the library at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest.
Craftsman from Associated Crafts works on the storm covering for the stained glass windows that have recently been restored at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg, PA
It looks gorgeous and are very well pleased with the care and attention you gave this project.
TOMBSTONE - Associated Crafts workmen Greg Bayless and Tim Hudson arrived in Tombstone on Feb. 20 to remove the first three sanctuary windows from St. Pauls for repair restoration, and re-leading.
There are a few different types of art glass used in churches today. This article is a discussion of various common types and styles of stained glass art found in religious institutions.