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Rise and Shine: Capitol's Stained Glass Reinstalled

Posted by Ellen Bley on Sep 17, 2014 1:17:00 PM

South Dakota Capitol Rotunda Dome

Stained Glass Restoration


Rotunda Dome - Stained Glass and Stenciling

Craftsmen from Conrad Schmitt Studios are installing the recently conserved stained glass windows in South Dakota’s State Capitol rotunda dome. Passersby, including the governor and lieutenant-governor, gazed upward to watch the 64 curved panels of colored glass rise through the air in mesh nets. In this video from Keloland news, CSS Project Director Kevin Grabowski discusses the challenges of working on these fragile, antique panels.

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Topics: The Capitol Building, SD in partnership with Sharp, Projects, South Dakota Capitol Restoration, Stained Glass Renovation