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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Vermontville United Methodist Church

City: Vermontville

Window Shape: 4 (rounded or rose window)

Date of Window: 1889

Subject/Title of Window: Open Bible

Brief Description of Subject: Round window, featuring "open Bible in center. Peacock style (sunburst). Bible surrounded by blue/white/lavender opalescent Cathedral glass. Circled by deep garnet red. Petals of green/white opalescent/deep ruby purple border with purple/white opal rim. Bible page edged in silver oxide. Pages are white painted on glass" -- Dorothy Carpenter.
"stain" in "Silver Stain" is crossed through and "oxide" written in on form. Unknown maker, but likely Wismark Glass Factory, in West Virginia. As of 1997, when data and photos were submitted, window was in process of being restored by Michelle Dunkelbarger, of Nashville and Alpena, MI.

Condition of Window: poor - in pieces, being repaired (as of 1997)

Height: 4 ft 6 in

Width: 4 ft 6 in

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Antique or Cathedral Glass, Silver Stain

Open Bible (picture from 1997, during repair of window)
Open Bible (picture from 1997, during repair of window)

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