Stained Glass Restoration for Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Church
Seattle is known as the Emerald City and has a beautiful historical place in our county. The city’s long history as a thriving port is enchanting and its growth into a major metropolis, including Tacoma and Bellevue, has been fascinating. The area has an eclectic mix of cultures, homes, and religions and this has led to the building of numerous houses of worship. There are historical churches of every denomination Baptist, Catholic Methodist, Mormon, and Jewish alike. As such, one can see synagogues, chapels, churches, and cathedrals all gracing the landscape across our beautiful city. From Clyde hill over to Fauntleroy and all the way down to the Proctor District, stunning churches are part of the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue scene. One of the best things about these houses of worship is the amazing and historical stained glass they hold. This very old and beautiful art form is a way to mark time and tell the religious history of the area as it has transformed throughout the years. Almost all of the stained glass in Seattle is antique since it was made over 80 years ago, at the turn of the last century. As this bustling seaport grew and thrived–so too did its church congregants, as evident by the stained glass they adorned their chapels with. These windows, therefore, are historical treasures and a reminder of the glorious past that was a new and booming Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue era. Since this stained glass is such a huge part of this area’s history and culture, preserving it is critical not only to the churches that cherish it–but to those interested in the area’s history as well. However, since stained glass only lasts about 80-100 years before needed repairs–much of the Seattle area’s stained glass is in dire need of restoration or repair. And, If not restored, our glorious church and chapel stained glass treasures will, sadly, be lost to history.