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Tuesday, 01 November 2011 08:08

Historical Perspectives Tiffany Angel Windows Come Home to Cincinnati at the Taft Museum

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by Peter Brakman

 

When the Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem in Cincinnati, Ohio, was demolished to make way for Interstate 71, parishioners went the extra mile to save some special treasures. Seven angel windows, created by Louis Comfort Tiffany for the church in 1903, were stored in wooden crates in various barns and garages, yet they miraculously escaped major damage. The windows are currently on tour, the proceeds of which will help to pay for their conservation and upkeep.

 

This article was originally published on page 24 of the Spring 2011 issue of Profitable Glass Quarterly.

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