Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Friday, March 31, 2006

Window work begins!

Don't be surprised when you come to St. John's this Sunday to see scaffolding over some of the windows at St. John's. With this project we are replacing the old safety glass. This is being done not only because much of the plastic had gone milky/opaque, but because it was not vented, the heat and moisture build-up can damage the windows. In fact, we have already found a small amount of damage to a Tiffany window, and one of the older Greisai (sp?) windows (painted grey glass) is so badly damaged that it needs either a $4400 repair, or a $13,000 replacement. If you know of anyone who would like to have a new window at St. John's dedicated to the memory of someone LET ME KNOW ASAP!

And yes, that is DUCT TAPE holding together the badly damaged window in the chapel! It is, of course a temporary fix. The safety glass is removed, the window frame scraped and painted, any small repairs done on site, and then the new vented safety glass will be installed.

The entire project should take 3 weeks.