Historic Stained Glass of Seattle: a NRHP listed home in Mount Baker

This is the first blog post documenting the historic stained glass and leaded glass windows that I come across during the course of my work in the Seattle area. Today's installment comes from a home in the Mount Baker neighborhood, built in 1910 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I was called out to assess damage done to a beveled glass sidelight window that had unfortunately been vandalized with the help of a softball sized rock. 

(Fortunately the damage to this beveled glass sidelight window was limited to the large middle portions, and we were able to reproduce them and repair the window)

(Fortunately the damage to this beveled glass sidelight window was limited to the large middle portions, and we were able to reproduce them and repair the window)

In addition to the pair of beveled glass sidelights, the house had several beautiful types of stained glass windows common of the period in which it was built. This pair of windows graces the landing near the bottom of the stairs and feature backgrounds of textured light white opal which really makes them glow. This is especially effective since these windows face north and the house next door is only 15 or so feet away.

(One thing I was curious about was whether these might have been installed upside down...)

(One thing I was curious about was whether these might have been installed upside down...)

In the living room you'll find two pairs of these windows, which have clear beveled glass centers surrounded by by a textured cathedral glass and light opalescent glass rose design.

Further down, past the living room, you enter what I assume must be the study, which has an oriel window. In the upper light of each window section is a small leaded glass panel featuring a highly figured opalescent glass section in the side windows, and leaf designs in the center windows.

In addition to these windows, there are a few other traditional leaded glass diamond-pane and cross-pane windows in the upper bedrooms. These are just a really beautiful grouping of windows in a well preserved house.

I look forward to posting many more of these, and I have a pretty healthy backlog of photos to get through from years of doing this work.

-Justin