Preserving Our Stained Glass Windows.
- This isn’t how a table usually looks in the Ballroom! That’s lead and a soldering iron and lots of stained-glass restoration and repair supplies.Joe Cardamone from Glass Fusion Studios of Vermont spent the day, along with Baltimore glass artist Anna Croyle, giving the Ballroom windows lots of tender loving care. There was old damage, and it wasn’t pretty! One pane has been damaged beyond repair, so it’s already been removed. The one on the left is next. The replacement glass, still in production since 1879, is identical to the original.Yes, those are big windows!
When you’re 130 years old there are things you need to do from time to time to keep your good looks. Friday was the Ballroom’s turn. The original-to-1879 diamond-leaded glass windows had a few cracks and breaks (it was a tough winter!), so Joe Cardamone from Glass Fusion Studios of Vermont came by with fellow glass artist, Anna Croyle, to make everything better. They did a great job! The lead-line repairs are true to the historic repairs, and the new glass is a perfect match with the old. The windows look great! Thanks, Joe and Anna! —David