Wooden boards mark the openings where stained glass windows previously stood at Mary Taylor United Methodist Church downtown. But not to worry, the windows are expected back in May after they have been restored
The windows, believed to date back to 1893 when the church was completed, will be “re-leaded” as part of a restoration project.
“The windows are taken apart and the lead that connects each separate glass plate to each other is replaced (called "re-leading"),” said the church pastor, the Rev. Dr. Brian R. Bodt. “This lead can fatigue over time, particularly under the stress of heat.”