In my previous post on the subject, I wrote about how the triple set of stained-glass windows from the upper stair hall have returned to the Cross House after being restored by Hoefer Stained Glass. In this image you can see the Before image.
And the After image. Just amazing. The restoration of the wood sashes is now underway.
Natural light makes the glass really come alive. Again, this window USED to look like…
..this. And it looked like this for at least two decades.
The fabulous jewel cluster.
Before the six sashes can be reinstalled, each needs to be glazed, as shown here. Once the glazing dries (why, oh why, cannot somebody invent quick-dry glazing????), the glazing and wood will be painted with oil-base primer, then two coats of gloss oil-base black paint. Then — drum roll, please — the windows will make a triumphant return to the upper stair hall, glorious and magnificent once again, with trumpets ablaze. And, thank God for the Kansas Heritage Grant.