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Prior to the November, 1975 fire… of the countless works of art in Grace Cathedral, many considered the beautiful stained glass windows the most outstanding. When Dean Kaye planned the Cathedral’s interior, he visualized the windows in terms of their teaching value.

To that time, all of the stained glass was a copy of the best 15th century glass. With exceptions, the windows were designed and manufactured by the Von Gerichten Art Glass Studios in Columbus, Ohio.

Since the landmark fire, reconstruction of the windows began soon afterward. In 2002, the last of the planned stained glass windows were put into place. The modern-day replacements were designed and fabricated by the Judson Studios of Los Angeles, California and the Willett Stained Glass Studios of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Grace Cathedral Chapter of the Daughters of the King decided to record the stained glass windows in a book, “Windows of Grace.” Here, every window is pictured in full color, together with a brief description and the location in the cathedral. Many people have acquired the book not only for personal interest, but for its artistry and historical information. “Windows of Grace” may be ordered from Grace Cathedral, 701 West 8th, Topeka, KS 66603 for $10.

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