Famous Church Stained Glass Restorations

Famous Church Stained Glass Restorations

Church Stained Glass Restoration In Colorado Springs

A lot of people know that we, at Colorado Springs Stained Glass, make custom stained glass for homes all around Colorado Springs and all of Central, Southern Colorado, however, one niche we also fill is stained glass restoration for churches. Although hardly a fragile medium, church stained glass is typically much older and like any piece of vintage art, needs to be restored because of age and exposure to elements. We fully understand the this, which is why we love our job restoring antique stained glass so much. As a part of paying respect to the gorgeous church and cathedral stained glass around this country and the world, we would like to highlight a brilliant church stained glass restoration at St. Peter’s Church in The Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA.

A Stained Glass Restoration Highlighted: St. Peter’s Church in The Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA.

You may not realize it but, St. Peter’s church, as were, was one of only 5 churches to survive the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the ensuing fire. Sadly, church tragically burned from a fire started by an unsupervised devotional candle years later in 1997. The restoration effort was intense; a local stained glass studio brilliantly replicated 38 of the 46 stained glass windows that were destroyed or damaged by the fire and also crafty new mahogany window frames, with hand carved tracery, for all 46 of the breathtaking stained glass windows. Additionally, they fabricated and installed a vented, tempered laminated glass protective covering system, designed especially for St. Peter’s stained glass windows.

Colorado Springs Church Restoration Experts

This type of stained glass restoration is similar to the type of restoration we do at Colorado Springs Stained Glass. We craft each piece with care to repair and restore stained glass as close to its original state as possible; it is our way of preserving our country’s cherished church culture. If you have a stained glass window you would like restored to something as gorgeous as its bygone days, contact Colorado Springs Stained Glass today!

Martin Faith is a highly skilled stained glass artisan from Glasgow, Scotland. He has been studying the history, evolution, and techniques behind stained glass creation for over 35 years. Since 1991, he has been running his own stained glass studio based out of Colorado. Martin feels a personal connection to stained glass because of his Scottish heritage and has dedicated his life's work to its preservation and continuity. Using the same techniques which have been passed down for generations, Martin uses his expertise to create custom stained glass windows for Colorado Springs homes, businesses, and churches. He and his team have performed countless restorations for aging and antique stained glass and have produced over 50,000 original works to date.

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