Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie, NY.
We recently completed a very satisfying project conserving The Four Fathers Windows from Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie, New York. The windows date back to 1888 and the church was listed in 1982 onto the State and National Register of Historic Places. The windows were conserved as per the specifications written by Stained Glass Consultant, Daniella Peltz, and the results were beautiful.
One of the more interesting aspects of the project was the reinstallation of the conserved stained glass. The original single glazed steel ventilators were eliminated and replaced with stunning bronze double glazed ventilators that had clear laminated safety glass on the exterior, and were vented to the interior of the church. The smaller top panels were reinstalled isothermally; the panels were framed in 3/8” x 3/8” brass channel and installed in the interior of the church with open ventilating space all around the top and sides of each panel, giving ample opportunity for air flow. Clear laminated safety glass was installed where the stained glass was originally installed. The end result was a very aesthetically pleasing installation that will help to prolong the life of the stained glass windows.