Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy Birthday to Pike Stained Glass Studios!

Congratulations to Pike Stained Glass on 100 years of outstanding craftsmanship! In recognition of its long tradition of artistry, Pike Stained Glass has been awarded two Landmark Society awards in recent years: a Special Achievement Award & the Craftsman Award. To celebrate its 100-year milestone, the company has hung a banner on the side of its historic home, the Smith-Gormley building on St. Paul Street - check it out when you're in the St. Paul district of downtown Rochester.

The company was founded by William Pike and is now directed by Valerie O’Hara, the third member of the Pike family at the helm. From the beginning, they specialized in large-scale, religious windows. The company has made its mark on upstate New York: you can see their work in hundreds of windows throughout New York State, including St. John the Evangelist Church on Humboldt St., Third Presbyterian Church on East Ave., Elmira’s Park Presbyterian Church, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Roberts Wesleyan College, Buffalo’s Knox Presbyterian Church, Cornell University’s Sage Chapel, and Pittsford’s Christ Church. The studio is also known for its excellent work in stained glass restoration.

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