Morton Library Windows


The Morton Arboretum, an extensive collection of trees from all over the world located in Lisle, Illinois was established by the family of the Morton Salt Company by Julius Sterling Morton who was the founder of Arbor Day. The Joy Morton Thornhill Estate built in 1910, formed the basis of the Arboretum and contains the Sterling Morton Library that was designed by famous Chicago architect Harry Weese. The building was constructed in honor of Sterling and Joy Morton and houses the many resource materials of the Arboretum. Opal Glass Studios worked directly with restoration architects Bauer and Latoza to restore many of the diamond light leaded glass panels that were bowed or misshapen from years of weather exposure.
A integral part of the restoration process included removing numerous cracked pieces and replacing them with vintage era glass inserts that preserved the subtle quality of antique glass.
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