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Bovard Studio :: Stained Glass Maintenance
Church Window Repair

Baker University Chapel, Baldwin, Kansas

An historic English chapel was moved stone by stone from its rural setting in England to the campus of Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas. Now perfectly restored, this beautiful chapel looks as if it had been there from the very beginning. A refined English style garden blends the rear of the Chapel into the surrounding Kansas landscape.

The Chapel windows are exquisite example of English traditional stained glass design. The greatest responsibility in this restoration project was to find a suitable replacement glass and to recreate the painted details for the broken and missing componants damaged in handling and transport from England to Kansas. The client challenged our artists to produce replacement pieces that were indistinguishable from the original.

We completed the restoration and installed the windows back into the Chapel's beautifully carved stone frames. We stood back to carefully scrutinize the windows and searched in vain as even our trained eyes could not differentiate the original glass from the replaced pieces of hand-painted glass.

At the Chapel's rededication ceremony, dignitaries and special guests assembled for the occation. The sanctuary was animated in anticipation of the arrival of the special guest speaker. This individual had spent many sundays of her youth here, as her father was a Pastor for the congregation at this rural English chapel. As the appointed time arrived, a warm reception was offered to the former Prime Minster of England, the honorable Margaret Thatcher.

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Exterior view of restored windows installed back into the Chapel's beautifully carved stone frames.

Banker University

This historic English chapel was moved from rural setting in England to the campus of Baker University. The chanel windows above were restored by Bovard Studio and are exquisite examples of traditional English stained glass design.

Banker University

The sanctuary was animated in anticipation of the arrival of the special guest speaker. This individual had spent many sundays of her youth here, as her father was a Pastor for the congregation at this rural English chapel.