Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Stained Glass

Last weekend I stopped by the rummage sale at Broadway United Methodist Church [1550 Broadway]. My best "find" (apart from a bargain on a toaster oven) was their turn-of-the-century stained glass windows.

The church dates back to the 1860s, and the windows are labeled 1903. Two of the windows commemorate the post-Civil War Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) and Woman's Relief Corps.

Thanks to Ellen Whited for a gracious history lesson!

Visit the church to see the many other beautiful stained glass windows, and hear the story of how the bell tower burned down during Hurricane Katrina...

A bit of online research showed that Rensselaer County had many G.A.R. Posts. Post 204 was named for Daniel S. Corbin, a soldier from Bath, NY, who was killed at Fair Oaks, VA. Visit the SUNY Morrisville Library site for more on New York and the Civil War.

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