STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
The glorious stained and painted glass windows of FPC bear witness to the church’s vibrant history. Each window eloquently reflects the faith of those in whose spiritual tradition we follow.
The windows represent the changing styles of decorative glass techniques developed over the period between the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. The Art Nouveau style that became popular during this period was a prime example of the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany who experimented with recreating the brilliance and excitement of ancient colored glass.
Each stained-glass window was a gift to the church from a family. Seven of the windows — the first four on the south side, the first two on the north side and the huge round window above the organ — are the work of Tiffany.
The genius of Tiffany, whose art was featured at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, earned him awards and fame which led to increased commissions around the world. During the Exhibition, the windows caught the attention of members of the FPC congregation. In 1895 FPC received its first Tiffany memorial window.