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Recent Tiffany Restorations

Rohlf’s Studio has been commissioned by The Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, NY for the past five years to preserve their large Tiffany stained glass windows.  Louis Comfort Tiffany and Company (1848-1933), one of America’s foremost masters of decorative art known for its techniques in double-and triple-plating (drapery, iridescent, opalescent and confetti glasses).  With numerous […]

United Presbyterian Church – Cortland, NY

     United Presbyterian Church (situated near Suny Cortland) started a restoration project to restore their century old fourteen stained glass windows. The church contracted a local stained glass company to take out one window to start the process. The turnaround time was a lot longer than originally anticipated, so the church committee did a search […]

The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral

      Established in 1815, The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in the city. After becoming a New York City landmark in 1966, it would be designated as a minor basilica in 2010 by Pope Francis’s predecessor, Benedict XVI.      Famously known for being the cathedral that director Francis Ford Coppola shot […]

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Restoring Stained Glass Windows: White Plains Presbyterian Church Provides a Case in Point

Like people who are mortal, ecclesiastical stained glass won’t last forever. Stained glass windows that are used for decorative purposes or to illustrate Biblical stories often need restoring and re-glazing once they have reached 80 years or so of service. At that point, it is likely that both the integrity of the installation and the […]

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How to Write an RFP for Stained Glass Restoration that Brings Qualified Bidders for your Church Window Restoration Project

Often the most beloved part of a house of worship is the stained glass windows that adorn the sanctuary. So when cracks appear or re-leading becomes necessary, religious and lay leadership find themselves in the position of selecting a partner in the restoration of stained glass windows – often the only time in their lives […]

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Reusing Old Church Stained Glass Windows to Beautify a New Church

When St. Joseph in Somers, NY decided to expand and build a new church, they were torn between creating new stained glass windows and purchasing old church stained glass windows for their edifice. [portfolio_slideshow id=2916] The Archdiocese of New York had beautiful old stained glass windows from St. Ann’s, a church which had closed some […]

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Rye Presbyterian Church Stained Glass Restoration Project

Rohlf’s recently completed the first phase of planned work to restore stained glass at the Rye Presbyterian Church. The structure of the 100-year-old south Transept window was totally failing, along with the faded enamels and painted flesh.  The congregation wanted to restore the stained glass properly, in order that it would inspire future generations. [portfolio_slideshow […]