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Union Avenue Christian Chapel
West End

Stained Glass: Emil Frei Stained Glass Company
Design: Robert Harmon, ca. 1948

A small, single-window installation for a chapel at Union Ave. Christian Church. The panel is not an actual window, but is (normally) lit from within.

Fountain Park Congregational Church
West End

Stained Glass: Emil Frei Stained Glass Company

Even translated onto a solid media like wood panel, the Frei style of the early 1950s is unmistakable. These boards and window were minor alterations in the lobby of the Fountain Park Congregational Church.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
3600 Hampton - South City

Mural: Emil Frei Stained Glass Company
Design: Emil Frei Jr.(?), ca 1948

On the older chapel building, the main doorway bears a mural in the unmistakable Frei style. The building also has simple Frei windows in its main space; photographs are on their site.

Florissant Presbyterian Church
North County
Architect: Froese, Maack & Becker
Stained Glass Design: Joan Velligan, 1961

A very modestly scaled Mid-Century Modern church, with laminate wood beams supporting the interior. The grand window at the end of the sanctuary is adorned with the Chi-Rho and a 6-pointed star.

The side and rear windows are simply filled with colored, undecorated panels.

Tandy Medical Building
3737 N. Kingshighway - North City

Lobby Lamp: Emil Frei Stained Glass

A whimsical hanging fixture made with suspended shards of faceted stained glass, in the lobby of a stock 1960s office building.

St. Stephen Protomartyr Church
South City

Stained Glass: Emil Frei Stained Glass Company

"I Am the Vine" / "You Are the Branches"

These shrine windows at St. Stephen Protomartyr are rendered in a style very similar to that used at Calvary Mausoleum.

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