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Rev. Dr. Craig Lindsey, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, describes the process by which steel reinforced bars will be place behind the stained glass windows to prevent sagging and bowing due to age, as on this restored window, the Austin Window, given by Mrs. Almira Austin in memory of her husband George Austin.

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Presbyterian Church nears end of 20-year window restoration project

More than just art, the stained glass windows reveal history, spirituality, community ties

Skaneateles residents passing down East Genesee Street soon will notice boarded-up window frames have replaced the beautiful stained-glass windows in the top story, front façade of the First Presbyterian Church. Don’t worry — the church is not moving, or going defunct, but rather nearing the completion of a 20-year project to restore all the stained glass windows to a structurally sound state.

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