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Christ Church Cathedral

Stained Glass: Emil Frei Stained Glass Co. and others
Design: Robert Harmon; possibly others

The Frei company executed numerous projects at Christ Church Cathedral between 1940 and 1961, including examination and repair of the older existing windows.

At some point - most likely around 1950 - "temporary" windows were installed in most of the unfinished clerestory openings, simple designs of lightly colored glass with stock designs painted on. Though their removal was planned, they remain in place today.

Two clerestory windows with more elaborate designs were installed, possibly in a 1953 project.

The Bofinger Chapel was renovated in 1962 by architects Dunn & Stinson (also responsible for Watson Terrace Church.) Two tall lancet windows were infilled with Frei company glass featuring liturgical designs by Robert Harmon, who also designed the cross behind the altar. The chapel has a spare, minimlist effect.

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