A Tiffany Treasure Trove
Did you know that Ron and I are history geeks? We are especially interested in Civil War history and one of our favorite states is Virginia. While vacationing there, we discovered Old Blandford Church, a rare American treasure. It's located in Petersburg, Virginia and has the distinction of being one of only a few churches whose entire program of decorative stained-glass windows was completely conceived, designed, manufactured and executed under the direction of one master designer - Louis Comfort Tiffany. In 1901, the Ladies' Memorial Association launched an ambitious project to restore the deserted and crumbling church and then install stained-glass windows, dedicated to the memory of some thirty thousand Confederate soldiers buried in the adjoining cemetery. Tiffany accepted the commission and created a total of fifteen stunning windows. For more info, click the photo.