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The Baltimore Club, Kansas City
Ronald Neill Dixon worked with the Hopcraft Art Glass Studio to create these Renaissance-inspired windows in the Tudor room inside Kansas City's Baltimore Club, formerly known as the Kansas City Club Building. The windows show the lower and upper classes of the Tudor society. The windows date to 1965, but the building dates back to the 1920s. Historically, many of the club's members, including Harry S. Truman, helped shape Kansas City during the first half of the twentieth century.
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Gano Chapel at William Jewell College, Liberty
J. E. Davis, professor at William Jewell College, designed the stained glass windows inside Gano Hall. Each are fifteen feet tall and five feet wide, and many of the windows are nods to other works in the art world.
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Corinthian Hall at the Kansas City Museum
When guests enter Corinthian hall at the Kansas City Museum, this sight awaits them at the top of the Grand Stair. A vine wraps around four opal-colored Corinthian columns.
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Community of Christ Temple, Independence
The Community of Christ Temple in Independence is the tallest building in town. Installed in 1992, this fifty-square-foot piece of art is comprised of 192 separate panes of glass.
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St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City
This rose window is one of two inside St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, though it wasn't always located here. Originally installed in Blessed Sacrament Church at 39th Street and Bellefontaine Avenue in 1927, the window was moved to the hospital when the church closed in 1991.
By David Cawthon
Light transforms stained glass. It changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons. Photographer and author Bruce Mathews discovered that as he scoured the Kansas City region for the most compelling and beautiful stained glass for his book Windows of Kansas City. He often revisiting the same locations repeatedly as he searched for the perfect shot.
Bruce recommends seeing the glass in person, but if you can't make it to Kansas City, snag a copy of Bruce's book. Call him at 816-868-1392 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.