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Stained Glass in Chicago

I was intrigued when I walked past The First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple and saw a series of stained glass windows at eye level.  This one in particular caught my eye, so I thought I would share it:

ISO 800 50mm 0ev f/3.2 1/320

ISO 800 50mm 0ev f/3.2 1/320

The story here is that the third building this church had that was at this location burned down in the Chicago Fire of 1871.  The other windows told of other parts of the church’s history.  I think this was the first time I have ever seen a fire like this in stained glass.

This post was written in response to Thursday Lingering Look at Windows.



34 thoughts on “Stained Glass in Chicago

  1. That is true. I don’t think I have ever seen a historical even depicted in stained glass. I am familiar with the typical religious themes and some praising the bueaty of nature, but no events like that. That is interesting. I will have to search out the church when I am in Chicago.


  2. You know, I didn’t even see the fire till I *read* that bit! My eye was just completely drawn by the gorgeous vivid shades of blue and purple – I am so predictable – that’s what my wardrobe’s like, now my garden, and now I can’t even see pictures if they’re yellow/orange/red? Tut!


  3. Thanks for sharing your photo of our stained glass window. If you are ever in the neighborhood again, please stop into the church. The Sanctuary is open 7:30 am to 9 pm to the public. There are some very interesting windows, one with famous Chicago buildings in it. Thanks again!


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