The church obtains a grant to restore stained glass
WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Warren’s First Presbyterian Church has received the Save America’s Treasures Endowment Fund, a national fund that helps preserve important properties in America.
He uses the money to restore their stained glass windows.
“Stained glass windows tend to sag and sag over time, so repair was imperative,” said church elder Ray Rubrake.
Much of the glass has not been touched since the church was built in 1876.
Over time, the paint faded and the window frames bent, leading the church to apply for the grant in recent years.
Last September, he finally received the grant. It will restore 22 of the 23 stained glass windows in the church.
“A big, big part of restoring these windows is not just for historic preservation, but also so that we can continue to operate our missions,” said Church Elder Mary Ann Bromley.
The national endowment covered only half the cost of restoring the windows. The other half is covered by the church’s endowment fund.
“We couldn’t have applied for the grant without it,” Bromley said.
The restorations will cost approximately $ 300,000.
“We have been keepers and as keepers we are responsible for the next generations who are going to love it here,” said Rubrake.
Whitney Stained Glass in Cleveland will restore the windows. The restoration will begin in the spring.