C. PIERCE SCHOOL
Opal Glass Studios worked with restoration architects Bauer and Latoza
to completely recreate the 44 Prairie Style leaded glass windows that
had been removed at some point in the Helene C. Pierce
School’s history. Opal Glass also restored a damaged stained
glass door panel in the kindergarten room.
The original design of the room was a collaboration between George
Elmslie, Jens Jensen, and John W. Norton to remodel the kindergarten of
a school building in honor of the distinguished career of Helen C.
Pierce. Elmslie gave the room an integrated trim system, stage, leaded
glass doors and windows. Jensen landscaped the exterior playground and
garden, and while Norton supplied over a period of following years an
eleven panel series of murals themed "The Months of the Year."