Beautiful, Functional Ways to Use Stained Glass in Your Salt Lake City Home

Posted August 11th, 2021 by Martin Faith

Stained glass is one of the world’s oldest and most enchanting art forms. For centuries, man has used these dazzling works of art to fill spaces with light and color and share stories of the past.

Not only do these colorful, elaborate works look beautiful in churches, but they can also make a charming addition to your home. Below, we’ve listed some beautiful, functional ways to use stained glass in your Salt Lake City home.

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Why Is Church Stained Glass Important to Restore?

Posted December 13th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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If you belong to a church with stained glass windows, you may wonder if they’re worth keeping and restoring. Perhaps someone recently pointed out signs of deterioration, such as cracks or chips in the glass. Or maybe your stained glass got a few small holes in it after a hail store. Either way, now your church has decide if it wants to invest money into the repairs.

Although it may seem like a burden to take on such costs, there are many good reasons for doing so. Historic church stained glass windows are not only rare and valuable, but they’re also an important part of history. Below, we’ve listed a few reasons why Salt Lake City churches should consider stained glass restoration.

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Stunning Examples of Historic Stained Glass in Hotels & Resorts

Posted November 29th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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If you’re looking for fine architecture, look no further than historic hotels. Though decades old, these buildings are home to some of the most beautiful artwork, furniture, and architectural designs in the world. And they’re the perfect place to find examples of historic stained glass to inspire your remodeling project in Salt Lake City!

Stained glass is the easiest way to create an instant vintage look for any room. Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, or church, it’s definitely an addition you should consider.

Here area few of our favorite examples of historic hotels with stained glass from around the world.
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How to Make Your Entryway Stand Out with Beveled Glass Doors in Salt Lake City

Posted October 12th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Your home is a place you cherish, where you spend time with friends and loved ones. So of course you want it to feel inviting to your guests. When your visitors approach your driveway and see the lovely entryway you’ve created for your Salt Lake City home with beveled glass doors, they’ll immediately feel like they’re somewhere special. Beveled glass doors exhibit a beauty unlike any other and are a great way to make your entryway stand out.

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Creative Ways Stained Glass Windows Can Add Sophistication to Salt Lake City Homes

Posted October 4th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Your home is so much more than a house. It’s the place you spend the most time in, and an extension of who you are as a person. That’s why your home design should reflect your personality, including your distinguished taste.

Stained glass windows are a great way to create an elevated and sophisticated look for your Salt Lake City home. Though they’re a relatively simple addition, they can make a huge difference in the ambiance of a room. Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate leaded and decorative glass in home interiors.

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What’s Special About the SSG Construction Process for Salt Lake City Homes?

Posted June 17th, 2019 by Martin Faith
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Your home is your pride and joy. Not only is it where you sleep at night, but it’s also the beautiful place where you make memories with your loved ones and your most valuable investment. So of course you wouldn’t make changes to your home without thinking carefully about your decision. You want to make sure that any upgrades or changes to your home are for the best.

At Scottish Stained Glass, your Salt Lake City home is our first priority. We work hard to ensure that the stained glass window you receive adds value to your home and your life. Our signature process helps us make sure that every detail is absolutely perfect, from using the highest quality glass to taking accurate measurements. Below, we’ve explained a little bit about what makes our process so special.

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Benefits of Installing Stained Glass in Your Salt Lake City Home’s Entryway

Posted July 30th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Whether you’ve lived in your home for a while and are thinking about making some changes or are in the middle of having a new home built, one area you should consider paying attention to is your home’s entryway. The entryway is the first glimpse that visitors get of your home and it’s also an important part of what contributes to your home’s curb appeal.

Right now, stained glass entryways are trending in Salt Lake City. Stained glass entryways can be traditional and have a more antique look or can be more contemporary. Regardless of their appearance, the reason that homeowners enjoy them so much is because of their many practical benefits.

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How to Transport Your Scottish Stained Glass When Moving Homes in Salt Lake City

Posted July 2nd, 2018 by Martin Faith

Moving can definitely be a stressful process on its own– that’s why Scottish Stained Glass provides all the help we can when it comes to moving your custom stained glass feature. From moving tips to scheduling appointments for professional removal, we’re here to help. Many of our Salt Lake City clients end up loving their stained glass so much that they don’t want to move without it, even though stained glass can improve the resale value of your home.

Removal and Transportation Process for Your Custom Salt Lake City Stained Glass

If you simply give us a call to set up an appointment, we’re happy to help you professionally remove your custom residential stained glass. Once our moving experts attentively remove your stained glass from your original home, we laboriously wrap it and pack it into a durable crate for transportation. When your stained glass is packed away in the crate, it’s ready for you or your movers to transport to your new home! If Scottish Stained Glass services the area that your new home is located, we’d be more than happy to help you with professional re-installation.

Unpacking Your Stained Glass Crate at Your New Salt Lake City Home

If we unfortunately don’t serve the new area that your home is located in, we’ve provided an instructional video on how to properly unpack your stained glass crate without jeopardizing it below. It’s always important to be careful with your one-of-a-kind piece– if you’re uncertain about your ability to unpack your crate, we recommend waiting for a professional to help you with this endeavor. Scottish Stained Glass is always happy to provide any help we can with your moving process– we want to alleviate as much stress for our clients as possible!

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Call us today to schedule your moving appointment: (801) 895-4383

Ways Scottish Stained Glass Can Increase The Value of Salt Lake City Homes

Posted May 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Increases The Value Of Your Salt Lake City Home In More Ways Than One

As you well know, stained glass is beautiful and adds an air of elegance to any home lucky enough to have it grace its windows, doors and other areas.  However, what you may not have considered is just how muchstained glass can be worth to you when it comes time to sell your Salt Lake City home. That’s right, stained glass windows are known not just to hold their value when it comes time to sell but to increase the value of your home dramatically.  Stained glass has other benefits besides just its price value as well.

How Stained Glass Affects The Sale Of Your Salt Lake City Home

Stained Glass Windows Increases The Sale Price Of Your Home:  Stained glass has a notably good return on investment and is known to make homes appraise for much higher than homes without stained glass windows.  In fact, for a stained glass window that you pay $300–the appraisal value can be up to $3000 in market value. In fact, many stained glass windows appraise for more than $100 per square foot. So, by investing a little in stained glass today, you can ensure your home not only holds its value in any real estate climate but actually gains a significant amount too!

Stained Glass Windows Add Curb Appeal To Your Home: Every buyer is looking for curb appeal when they look to buy a new home.  Stained glass is bright, beautiful and highly visible from the outside (especially stained glass in entryways and on transom windows).  So, when people are looking at your home with stained glass compared to similar homes without it, they will surely take into account the loveliness of the stained glass and that could push your home into first position in the mind of a potential buyer.

Stained Glass Windows Give Your Home A Higher Perceived Value:  The actual value of a home is a real number that buyers take into account when purchasing a home.  There is also something called the perceived value, which is how much the buyer thinks of your home as costings.  This is where stained glass really shines. Studies show that even if two homes have the same actual value, buyers perceive homes with stained glass to be more valuable.  This means they are likely to bid higher to get them, should it come to a bidding war and overall the sale of your home will be faster because of this perception of value.

For more information on how stained glass will increase the value of your home, contact Scottish Stained Glass today for a free consultation!

 

Creative Ways Stained Glass Adds Privacy for Salt Lake City Homes Without Sacrificing Light

Posted April 5th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Are you looking for a privacy solution for your Salt Lake City home that doesn’t sacrifice natural light? Finding the right window coverings can be difficult and often look tacky when you’re seeking a privacy solution. Fortunately, stained glass delivers a beautiful alternative answer for both privacy and aesthetics. Stained glass offers a multitude of design options while shielding unwanted views from onlookers and neighbors.

Privacy Stained Glass Options for Your Salt Lake City Home

There are many areas in your Salt Lake City home that requires privacy. From bathrooms to bedrooms, living rooms, family rooms, kitchens, hallways, entryways, basements, and more, there a lot of areas that homeowners would feel more comfortable in knowing there’s nothing viewable to the outside. Leaded glass, or clear stained glass, is always a classic, elegant look perfect for Salt Lake City homes. With beautiful bevels and intricate glass work, leaded glass offers the most visible natural light transmission. Colorful stained glass also offers a privacy option for those seeking a different aesthetic. Colorful stained glass still offers natural light transmission but not as much as leaded glass. Whether you’re looking for a more affordable, pre-made option or a custom made curated piece, Scottish Stained Glass has you covered.

Privacy Stained Glass Installation Process

When choosing to install privacy stained glass into your Salt Lake City home, you can choose to either utilize an existing window or to have a custom built window depending on placement and building structure. Stained glass can be installed and placed with existing windows, replace existing windows, or have custom framework created and built specially for your new stained glass panels. Our top-of-the-line graphic design software allows us to create finalized 3D images of your home with potential stained glass, allowing you to make the most educated decision regarding your investment.

For more information regarding privacy stained glass for your Salt Lake City home, contact us or give us a call: (801) 895-4383

The Untold Story of Stained Glass in Salt Lake City: Past, Present & Future

Posted March 18th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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The Brigham City Third Ward, the Temple Square Tabernacle, the Cathedral of the Madeline – these are just some of the many examples of buildings with beautiful stained glass windows in Salt Lake City. Stained glass has long been incorporated into religious buildings all throughout Salt Lake City and the rest of the world.

For someone standing beneath a magnificent work such as the stained glass in Sainte Chapelle, they may wonder how someone could create something so beautiful, so intricate. But what they fail to realize is that these wondrous works are actually the result the evolution of the art itself. Today’s stained glass is much more than it seems to be at face value. More than just art, it’s a product of ancient techniques combined with modern advancements and ideas brought forth from the passage of time.

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Benefits of Restoring Stained Glass in Salt Lake City’s Historic Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass is honored to have helped Salt Lake City preserve their stained glass windows through historic stained glass restoration. We’ve completed dozens of restoration projects throughout the Salt Lake area, helping the community safeguard these historically prevalent stained glass panels. Stained glass starts to deteriorate around the 75 year – 100 year mark, making it relevant for historic commercial property owners to start investigating the process. Salt Lake City theaters, museums, and restaurants that these stained glass windows occupy need to start considering if they need/want to repair, restore, or replace these pieces.

The Importance of Preserving Heritage Through Stained Glass Restoration

Stained glass preservation is vital to Salt Lake’s community since these pieces of art are often one-of-a-kind and feature powerful symbolism and imagery. Stained glass can represent a certain time in history, tell a story, or display certain artistic inspirations of its time. Stained glass restoration also offers the additional benefits of increased antique equity, improved property value, and can lead to higher customer retention and attraction. Salt Lake historic commercial property owners have a lot to benefit from when it comes to antique stained glass restoration.

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How to Get Started on Your Historic Stained Glass Restoration Project

We make getting started on your historic stained glass restoration project simple and stress-free. If you notice any signs of deterioration or need help spotting them, we’re happy to start with an on-site consultation. From there we can determine which stained glass panels are candidates for repair, restoration, or replacement. It’s important for us to identify what causes have lead to deterioration of your stained glass, so we can ensure these factors won’t cause as much harm in the future.  Our restoration goal is to prolong product life for another 100 years.

If you have any questions regarding historic stained glass restoration, please give us a call: (801) 895-4383

How to Find the Right Studio in Salt Lake City for Church Stained Glass Restoration

Posted March 4th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Caring for your stained glass windows and conducting routine maintenance inspections is important for preserving their beauty and structural integrity. During an inspection, you should take care to check your windows regularly for signs of deterioration. If you do notice signs of deterioration like cracked glass pieces, misshapen or sagging leading, or other signs of wear, it’s important to get a professional inspection done as soon as possible.

However, not all studios are capable of handling this type of highly technical and meticulous job, which is why it’s important to carefully consider your options. In this post, we’ll discuss how to find the right studio in Salt Lake City for church stained glass restoration and what to look for in a repair company.

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Original and Restoration Painted Glass projects for Salt Lake City Church Windows

Posted February 20th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Scottish Stained Glass:  Denver’s Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artist

As many people here in Salt Lake City know, painted stained glass is an age-old tradition that is lovely and abundant on churches in the area.  At Scottish Stained glass, we can proudly say that we have a deep working knowledge of this artform and love sharing our knowledge with the community at large. The process for painting stained glass is absolutely fascinating and requires years of experience in order to master.  We know because we have spent the last 3 decades learning this delicate craft and excel in painted stained glass techniques both old and new.   So, whether you are looking for painted glass restoration or an original creation read on to get a better understanding of the complex processes that will be involved in crafting your one-of-a-kind painted stained glass masterpiece.

The Beautiful Tradition Of Painted Stained On Churches

While painted stained glass may look simple to the untrained eyes is actually quite a complex art form.  The beautiful look you see on churches throughout the Salt Lake City is actually achieved through a complicated process that sometimes looks more like science than art. This is because the colors you see on painted stained glass are actually achieved by way of different chemical interactions of minerals and oils.

Painted Stained Glass Method 1

The artist starts with colored glass and then applies special black paint onto it. The piece of glass is then fired in our kiln at 1250-1450 for a couple of hours until the paint melts into the glass.   After the firing, the glass has the lovely bold colors you are used to seeing on stained glass and the paint is now a part of the glass and will never rub off or be removed.

Painted Stained Glass Method 2

The second method involves clear glass.  During this process, colors are painted on a clear piece of glass one at a time and then fired in between layers of color.  This allows the artist to build up layers of shading or color and give the piece depth.

*Interesting fact: Any color that involves the use of yellow can be particularly difficult in this method as the chemical used for yellows color (silver staining) is very toxic and will destroy other colors.  For this reason, when trying to achieve the color green for instance, the toxic yellow must be painted on the opposite side of the glass as the blue paint in order to keep the yellow from damaging the blue paint.

Denver’s Premiere Painted Stained Glass Artists

At Scottish, matching styles on restoration projects is always a challenging but fun challenge.  Figuring out what type of techniques the original artist used is an adventure and one we love going on.  For instance,  old artists would sometimes paint glass black and then use a stick to rub off part of the paint to give the piece texture, or to put in elements like blades of glass. To figure out the final look,  our artists sometimes do numerous iterations to make sure you painted stained glass restoration matches the original precisely.

Learn more about the history of stained glass here or watch the video below.

 

We would love to hear about your painted stained glass restoration project or an idea you have for an original piece. Contact us today to get started!

Our Technique for Restoring Salt Lake City’s 100 Year Old Church Stained Glass

Posted January 30th, 2018 by Martin Faith

We’re proud to have partnered with many local Salt Lake City churches in order to restore their beautiful, antique stained glass windows. We love giving back to the wonderful Salt Lake City church community and helping recapture their stained glass window’s lost youth. Our acclaimed, comprehensive restoration process can add another 100 years to the life of your church’s stained glass windows! As the recognized leader in church stained glass restoration, Scottish Stained Glass can restore Salt Lake City church’s stained glass windows of all ages, sizes, and styles.

Salt Lake City Church Stained Glass Restoration Assessment

Our extensive restoration process begins with an on-site assessment. Our team of local, experienced stained glass artisans complete an assessment in order to evaluate underlying root causes of deterioration in order to create a custom plan-of-action. Once we’ve completely assessed every contributing factor of deterioration, we cautiously remove your stained glass window and transfer it back to our repair studio.

Replicating Damaged Salt Lake City Church Stained Glass

Once your stained glass window has arrived at our repair studio, we soak it in a proprietary soap blend for at least two weeks. This facilitates the thorough removal of all dirt and impurity build-up from the last 100 years. We then take the lead apart and dispose of it properly. We rebuild the stained glass pieces by finding duplicates of your damaged glass in our ample inventory of over 50,000 stained glass pieces or have glass custom made. If your stained glass window features painted glass, our design experts can recreate original techniques by hand, ensuring a 100% match. Once all glass pieces are repaired or replaced, we rebuild the window with lead, tin, and black cement. These materials strengthen the joints of your stained glass window, ensuring lasting durability for the next 100 years.

Once your stained glass window is reinstalled in your Salt Lake City church, we guarantee that you and your congregation will be amazed with the fresh, brand-new look of your restored stained glass. Call today to schedule an on-site consultation on how Scottish Stained Glass can restore your church’s stained glass windows: (801) 895-4383

Leaded Glass Kitchen Cabinets for Your Salt Lake City Home

Posted January 8th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Did you know that Salt Lake City is projected to be one of the U.S.’s top ten housing markets for 2018? According to Realtor.com, Salt Lake City comes in as the top sixth largest real estate market this year. That means it’s a great time for Salt Lake City homeowners to invest in some home remodeling and really take advantage of this market trend! A wonderful way to make your home stand out is installing leaded glass in your kitchen cabinets!

Why Leaded Glass Kitchen Cabinets?

Leaded glass is often described as clear designed stained glass. With leaded glass kitchen cabinets, Salt Lake City homeowners can create an entirely whole new look to their kitchens without the high costs of a kitchen renovation project. Leaded stained glass cabinets can really transform any Salt Lake City homeowner’s kitchen into a contemporary masterpiece, while putting beautiful kitchenware on display like individual pieces of art. Leaded glass also goes great with an open kitchen concept, making any Salt Lake City kitchen feel more transparent and airy.

Custom Leaded Glass Kitchen Cabinet Designs

Our team of local, highly-experienced glass artisans can help you design the leaded glass kitchen cabinets of your dreams! With over 15,000 designs in our computer base, a multitude of textures, frosts, and line-work to choose from, the sky is really the limit. Each piece of leaded stained glass is custom built for your kitchen cabinets, making the installation process simple and easy. Our unbeatable customer service combined with 25 years of experience ensures that every Salt Lake City homeowner gets exactly what they want in our product. We promise that you’ll love leaded glass kitchen cabinets so much, you’ll want to take them with you to whatever home you live in next!

Call today to schedule an in-home consultation on how leaded glass kitchen cabinets are the perfect solution for a low-budget contemporary kitchen renovation: (801) 895-4383

Beautiful Tiffany Style Stained Glass For Your Salt Lake City Home!

Posted October 17th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Tiffany Style Stained Glass In Salt Lake City

At Scottish Stained Glass, we often hear the terms “Tiffany Glass” Or “Tiffany Style” Stained Glass” from our customers. What many people may not know is they are actually two separate things. Tiffany Glass, as it happens, was a style was developed and refined in the Tiffany studios between 1878 to 1933. On the other hand, Tiffany style stained glass is any glass created outside of the Tiffany studio, using a look similar to Tiffany Stained Glass. The hallmark characteristics they aim to emulate being bold textures and deep hues using light as an impetus rather than paint. It is a well renowned and often reproduced American style that we here in the Salt Lake City branch of Scottish Stained Glass get many requests for. It is understandable as it adds an air of elegance and sophistication to any home window, although bedrooms and entryways are the most requested areas. Not only do we have the ability to use similar techniques to this highly refined style, we are always happy to use something as beautiful as Tiffany as inspiration for your custom stained glass! We have outlined some different inspiring Tiffany looks and techniques below to inspire you too!

Opalescent glass: The term “opalescent glass” is commonly used to describe glass where more than one color is present. It is very shiny with an almost raw pearl-like quality.


Favrile Glass: Often has a distinctive characteristic that is common in some glass from Classical antiquity: it possesses a superficial iridescence. This iridescence causes the surface to shimmer but also causes a degree of opacity.

 

Ripple Glass: Refers to textured glass with marked surface waves. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, water or leaf veins.Refers to a sheet of glass with a pattern of irregularly shaped, thin glass wafers affixed to its surface. Tiffany made use of such textured glass to represent, for example, foliage seen from a distance.

The textures above there are just some of the many stained glass looks by TIffany worthy of emulating! And, as it were, they are all beautiful! If you are like many in the Salt Lake City area who admire the gorgeous Tiffany Glass and want similar beauty and elegance in your home, Contact us today at Scottish Stained Glass for a free design consultation and quote!

Great Churches of the World: the First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City

Posted October 6th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Many who are familiar with the architecture in Salt Lake City know about the First Presbyterian Church, but few are away of its full story and history. Many people recognize this building as belonging to the National Register of Historic Places, but not all know about its hidden treasures and features. Within the First Presbyterian Church are some of the world’s most beautiful stained glass windows, renowned for both their colossal size and beauty.
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Great Reasons For Family Crest Stained Glass In Your Salt Lake City Home

Posted June 8th, 2017 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Family Crest Windows In Salt Lake City

Stained glass is known for being many things. For some, it relates to depictions and iconography the church has of Saints, Angels and even of God/Jesus. For others is represents specific design periods and trends from Victorian to Mid-Century Modern and Macintosh to Greene and Greene. Still, others see it as a function of privacy; a way to keep the the eyes of the world out of your home, while at the same time preserving the transfer of natural light. While all of those are very real things stained glass represents or is used for, one very special way to use stained glass on your Salt Lake City home is for a custom-made family crest.

Why Buy Family Crest Stained Glass?

Stained glass is something that has been around quite some time and the reasons for buying any type of stained glass are plentiful:

  • Beauty
  • Privacy
  • Style

While family crest stained glass falls easily into all those categories, there are a few other reasons family crests stand out as a good purchase for your home.

Family Crest Stained Glass As An Heirloom:  What better way to create something that will be special to your family and last for generations to come than with a family crest stained glass piece.  Stained glass is durable and easily repaired/restored by a trained professional.

Family Crest Stained Glass As A Special Gift:  Finding the right gift for family members can be difficult.  Whether it is for a birthday, anniversary or wedding stained glass with a family crest on it makes perfect sense for nearly anyone you may have on your list.

Scottish Stained Glass For Salt Lake City Home’s Family Crest Stained Glass Window

At Scottish Stained Glass we have decades of experience creating custom stained glass.  We have done quite a few crests in our time and know how to help you individualize them, while still giving them a very clear crest like esthetic.   We will help you customize the shapes, colors, and images that best fit the family crest you are trying to have created in stained glass.  Best of all these family crest windows can be removed from your home should you ever decide to sell so they can still be passed down to the next generation, no matter where you live.  For more information about family crest stained glass in Salt Lake City, contact us today!

 

 

 

5 Beautiful Church Stained Glass Windows in Salt Lake City

Posted April 27th, 2017 by Martin Faith
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Salt Lake City contains one of the largest religious populations in the country. For this reason, it also boasts some of the most of the most beautiful and diverse religious architecture in the world. Located within these buildings are stunning sculptures, historic artifacts, marvelous paintings, and more. But perhaps one of the most magnificent aspects of Salt Lake City churches are the stained glass windows.

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