Pierce Windows


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."

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