Tiffany Stained Glass Window

 
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My husband worked on this church brickpointing, painting and cleaning the stained glass windows, many years ago when he was around 19 years old.

Calvary United Methodist Church on the North Side was built in 1890 by the residents of Millionaires Row, making it one of the most prosperous congregations in the city. An elaborate Gothic structure with two unmatched spires, elaborate hand-carved stone decoration, it has what may be Pittsburgh's best set of gargoyles. It has three large stained glass windows considered among the finest religious stained glass Tiffany's ever produced. The sanctuary seats 800 but only 20-25 diverse people attend on Sundays. They are working with the Allegheny Historic Preservation Society to try to help restore and maintain the structure.

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Guest - Nov 14, 2006 11:46 PM EDT
Thanks for looking and commenting "Artsyinchicago". The church is located on Beech Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA USA. BTW, years ago I lived in Oaklawn, Ill when there were few homes and lots of prairie. It is no doubt a lot different now.
Guest - Nov 14, 2006 11:18 PM EDT
Thanks for your upbeat and positive comments Alandra, Karen, Carol and Don. They are appreciated.
Guest - Nov 12, 2006 10:01 AM EDT
Where exactly is this church? In Canada? I looked to find it on the internet and couldn't find it.
Guest - Nov 12, 2006 09:56 AM EDT
I love old Churches! That one is really lovely! Great Capture.
Guest - Nov 11, 2006 09:04 AM EDT
Stunning windows mary. Nice shot of them. I should have looked at this one first, it would have answered my question about the age of the church. Very cool set of church pics, interesting history. Don
Guest - Nov 11, 2006 07:11 AM EDT
Beautiful art work! Carol
Guest - Nov 11, 2006 06:51 AM EDT
The lighting was just right to capture the color from outside. Well done.
Guest - Nov 11, 2006 02:32 AM EDT
gorgeous stained glass windows and interesting also, Mary. I'd like to see a photo of the church, also. Am wondering what the stained glass looks like, captured from inside the church. A man was telling me how beautiful a Vancouver church's s/glass windows look from inside, during the summer when we were there, and meant to return to see them, with a view to capturing a few images of them, but haven't yet.

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