Illuminated Once Again - The fusion of old world goldsmithing with modern design
 

Built in 1906 in West Philadephia, Calvary United Methodist Church had become a decrepit building by the 1990s. Congregants had put the building's Tiffany windows up for sale. The Victorian stained glass dome in the roof above the church's decaying sanctuary was removed and sold, but then a change of heart happened, the community worked together, and with the help of Partners for Sacred Places, a Philadelphia charity, the dome and the church are restored. Richard Driehaus, a collector who originally bought the domes said, "Sometimes it's better when you put [stained glass] back to its original context, I collect stained glass to protect it."




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