Stained Glass Windows of St. Columba Episcopal Church

Stained Glass Windows of St. Columba Episcopal Church (HM1KIN)

Location: Marathon, FL 33050 Monroe County
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N 24° 43.018', W 81° 4.708'

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Established in 1955, St. Columba Episcopal Church has occupied this building since 1960. Between 1977 and 1982, nineteen dalle de verre, or faceted stained glass windows, were installed in the church. This technique uses thick pieces of colored glass bound together with a cement or epoxy mixture. French artist Auguste Labouret is credited with creating the first dalle de verre windows in the 1930s. One of his first panels, "The Magi," was displayed at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Studios in the United States began manufacturing dalle de verre windows in the 1940s, and faceted glass became popular afterwards. Like medieval stained glass, dalle de verre windows produce stunning visual effects. However, their technique precludes the creation of detailed and realistic images. Instead, faceted glass lends itself to bold, more abstract treatments. St. Columba's stained glass windows offer a symbolic and impressionistic portrayal of the Seven Days of Creation and the life of Christ. The church's St. Columba window pictures the Irish missionary St. Columba, while the Loch Ness Monster window depicts the beast that, according to legend, St. Columba prevented from devouring a swimmer.
Marker NumberF-721
Year Placed2011
Placed BySt. Columba Episcopal Church and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 492063 N 2733610
Decimal Degrees24.71696667, -81.07846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 43.018', W 81° 4.708'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 43' 1.08" N, 81° 4' 42.48" W
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Area Code(s)305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 541-545 52nd Street Gulf, Marathon FL 33050, US
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