Monday, February 7, 2011

Stained Glass Capitol Of The World

Winona, Minnesota, is known as the Stained Glass Capitol of the World. This is because a.) there are dozens of stained glass-related businesses in this small town including one of the largest in the world, and b.) there are hundreds of beautiful stained glass windows in Winona… and not just in churches.

In 2010, I shot photos of the stained glass in my own small Catholic church in Winona which were used for our 2011 church calendar. I also had some shots of the stained glass in the historic Winona County Courthouse, built in 1885.

On a bright, sunny Friday in February 2011, I drove around town and made some images of the many beautiful stained glass installations around town. Here is a sample of some of those images. Maybe I’ll work these into some kind of publication.

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All photos ©2011, 2010 Tom Grier

Watkins Inc. Main Administration Building

St. Stanilaus Kostka Catholic Church

Winona State University - Integrated Wellness Center

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Sauer Memorial Home Chapel

St. Mary's Catholic Church

Winona National Bank

Immanuel United Methodist Church

Damian Commons-Watters Hall - Saint Mary's University

Winona Health

St. Martin's Lutheran Church

Merchants National Bank

College of St. Teresa - Chapel of the Angels

Pat & Jean Smith Home

Linda Neville Home

First Baptist Church

St. Anne Extended Care Center

St. Thomas More Chapel - Saint Mary's University

St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church

Central United Methodist Church

Godfather's Pizza

St. Casimir's Catholic Church

Cathedral Crafts Showroom

Faith Lutheran Church

River Hills Dental

First Congregational Church

Lake Winona Manor Chapel

The Edge Church

Winona County Historical Society

Church of the Nazarene

Winona County Courthouse

Cathedral Of The Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Central Lutheran Church

Winona Visitor's Center