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Architectural Glass in Pittsburgh



Calvary Episcopal Church Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A Guide to Art and Architecture.
Pittsburgh:  Calvary Episcopal Church, 2008.

Engleman, Timothy C.  Evidence of Things Not Seen:  Architecture & Christian Symbolism at Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Pittsburgh: Published by the author, 2010.

Farnsworth, Jean M., et al. Stained Glass in Catholic Philadelphia. Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s University Press, 2002. The section “Biographical Sketches of Stained-Glass Studios and Selected Artists,” 423-458, is an invaluable resource and the most accurate compendium available.

First Lutheran Church: A History and a Guide [Pittsburgh, 2001].

Gaul, Joan. “Pittsburgh 1893 to 1912: Five Artists,” The Journal of Stained Glass America Issue, 28, 2004 (2005): 46-60.

Gaul, Joan, Bernard Kent Markwell, and Albert M. Tannler. A Tour of Later Gothic Revival Architecture and Stained Glass in Metropolitan Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2000.

Madarasz, Anne. Glass: Shattering Notions. Pittsburgh: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1998.

Sanger, Martha Frick Symington. The Henry Clay Frick Houses: Architecture, Interiors, Landscapes in the Golden Era. New York: Monacelli Press, 2001.

Tannler, Albert M. “‘We only have one window’: Stained Glass and the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States.” The Journal of Stained Glass America Issue 28, 2004 (2005): 61-78, Plate 1.

Tannler, Albert M. “Ralph Adams Cram and the ‘Early School’ of American Stained Glass.” Connick Windows (June 2004).

Tannler, Albert M. “Pittsburgh’s Superb Stained Glass: Past, Present, and Future Exploration.” PHLF News 165 (October 2003): 15.

Tannler, Albert M. “‘A Strong Local Tradition of English Arts and Crafts Vernacular’ Architecture is Established, Nurtured.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Focus 26:68 (February 24, 2002): 8-11.

Torbert, V. W. III. The Sanctuary and the Stained Glass. Pittsburgh: Third Presbyterian Church, 1995.

Windows at First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: First Presbyterian Church, 2008.


David Maitland Armstrong (1836-1918) and Helen Maitland Armstrong (1869-1948), New York

Tannler, Albert M. “Shedding Light on Some New Old Windows at the Presbyterian Church, Sewickley. PHLF News 171 (October 2006): 16.

Tannler, Albert M. Book review: “Jones, Robert O., D. Maitland Armstrong: American Stained Glass Master.” The Journal of Stained Glass 26, 2002 (2004): 195-96.

Wilbur H. Burnham, Sr. (1887-1974), Boston

Tannler, Albert M.  “The ‘Autobiography’ of Wilbur Herbert Burnham, Sr.” The Journal of Stained Glass 33 (2009): 94-103.

Charles J. Connick (1875-1945), Boston

Cormack, Peter. “Glazing ‘with careless care’: Charles J. Connick and the Arts and Crafts Philosophy of Stained Glass.” The Journal of Stained Glass America Issue 28, 2004 (2005): 79-94.

Gaul, Joan. “Connick’s Pittsburgh Years: Life before Boston.” Parts I and 2. Connick Windows (February 2000); (June 2000).

Gaul, Joan. The Heinz Memorial Chapel. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1994.

[Justice, Marilyn] “Connick in Pittsburgh.” Parts 1 and 2. Connick Windows (June 1995); (October 1995).

Tannler, Albert M. “‘Windows are Architecture’: William Morris, Viollet-le-Duc, and the Artistic Journey of Charles J. Connick.” Thomas Tunno Forbes Annual Lecture/Orin Skinner Annual Lecture, co-sponsored by Back Bay Historical Society and Charles J. Connick Foundation Ltd., Boston, October 18, 2009 (

Tannler, Albert M. “Classical Perspective, Industrial Art, and American Gothic.” First Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, June 21, 2009 (

Tannler, Albert M. “Dear Harriet…” Connick Windows (Fall 2008).

Tannler, Albert M. Charles J. Connick: His Education and His Windows in and near Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2008.

Tannler, Albert M. “The Edgewood Presbyterian Church.” PHLF News 172 (December 2007).

Tannler, Albert M. “Connick Family Friends.” Connick Windows (July 2007).

Tannler, Albert M. “Charles J. Connick and the ‘Early School’ of American Stained Glass Artists.” Orin E. Skinner Annual Lecture on Stained Glass, 2005. Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Foundation Ltd:

Ford & Brooks [1890-1905], Boston

Kasparian, Lance. “The Tree of Jesse Window (1904) by Ford & Brooks of Boston.” Connick Windows (February 2005).

Harry Eldredge Goodhue (1873-1918), Cambridge and Boston

Tannler, Albert M. “Harry Eldredge Goodhue: Pioneer of American Stained Glass.” Stained Glass 99:1 (Spring, 2004): 54-67.

Tannler, Albert M. “Art and Craft in the Church’s Service: John T. Comes and Harry E. Goodhue Collaborate in Latrobe.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Focus 27:27 (March 12, 2002): 8-10.

Harry Wright Goodhue (1905-31), Boston

Tannler, Albert M. “Harry Wright Goodhue: Stained Glass of Unsurpassed Distinction and Rare Beauty.” Stained Glass 99:2 (Summer, 2004): 134-147.

Tannler, Albert M. “Gothic Greatness in Stone and Glass.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Focus 25:43 (August 27, 2000): 8-10.

Healy & Millet [1880-99], Chicago

Tannler, Albert M. “Diverse Artistic Legacy: Pittsburgh’s Church of the Ascension.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Focus 28:30 (June 1, 2003): 8-11.

Henry Hunt/Leake & Greene [1889-1906], Boston and Pittsburgh

Tannler, Albert M. “Seeking Pittsburgh at the Longfellow House and Finding Japan.” PHLF News 168 (January 2005): 17.

Tannler, Albert M. “A Visit to Boston.” PHLF News 163 (February 2003): 15.

John La Farge (1835-1910), New York

Tannler, Albert M. “Shedding Light on Some New Old Windows at the Presbyterian Church, Sewickley. PHLF News 171 (October 2006): 16.

J. Horace Rudy (1870-1940) and Rudy Brothers, Pittsburgh and York, Pa.

Gaul, Joan, and Albert M. Tannler. Art Glass in Pittsburgh: A Tour of Glass Designed by J. Horace Rudy and Rudy Brothers Company. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1997

Gaul, Joan. “J. Horace Rudy and the Rudy Brothers Company Stained and Leaded Glass.” Stained Glass 91:4 (Winter 1996): 277-282.

Tannler, Albert M. “The ‘Tree of Life’: Arts & Crafts Motifs in the Pittsburgh Home of J. Horace Rudy.” PHLF News 148 (September 1997): 19.

Tannler, Albert M. “Horace Rudy: Pittsburgh’s Master of Glass.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Focus 21:21 (April 7, 1996): 8-10.

Herman T. Schladermundt (1863-1937), New York City

“Rodef Shalom Glass Identified.” PHLF News 169 (September 2005): 16.

Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933), New York City

Tannler, Albert M. “Tiffany: Who, What, and Why.” PHLF News 169 (September 2005): 14-15.

Mary Elizabeth Tillinghast (1845-1912), New York City

Tannler, Albert M. “‘Temple of the Skies’: Observatory Hill Renaissance of Art and Science.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Focus 30:15 (February 13, 2005): 8-10.

William Willet (1867-1921), Pittsburgh (later Philadelphia)

Tannler, Albert M. William Willet in Pittsburgh 1897-1913. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2005.

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