For many many many years the window sashes at the top of the octagon tower have been missing; replaced long ago with simple panels of glass. The missing sashes, thank goodness, did not however ever leave the house. They just sat in the basement for a very long time.
The missing sashes have been reverently released from their ignominious hibernation in the basement, and are currently sitting in the dining room of the Cross House. They have all been reglazed (the white lines at the edge of the glass). Once the glazing dries, which takes friggin’ forever, the sashes will get painted black, and returned to the octagon tower. My excitement at such point? Considerable. Oh baby, yes! (The sashes to the left are resting against the marble wainscoting panels from the first-floor bath.)