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Buffalo Stained Glass Works
Buffalo, New York

Biography: The Buffalo Stained Glass Works, operated by Ferdinand J. Riester and Godfrey Frohe, created windows for many churches in the late nineteenth century. Burns, George L., 1820 - 1873. He was one of the first glass stainers in Buffalo, getting his start with William G. Miller (Buffalo Stained Glass Works), appearing in the City directories as early as 1844 as a painter, advertised glass staining and enameling as early as 1852. He later started his own firm, the Glass and Enameler Studio (See Gaining Reputation for Staining and Painting Glass, Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, September 14, 1854. See also Buffalo Daily Courier, July 22, 1873, Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, July 21, 1873 and Buffalo Express, July 22, 1873.)


     Burns, George L.
     Frohe, Godfrey
     Riester, Ferdinand J.

St. Bernadette
Window Name: St. Bernadette
Building Name and City: Ste. Anne Church
The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Building Name and City: Ste. Anne Church