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Vintage Video

April 5, 2022
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We’ve heard from a member of the Oppliger family, a son of one of the owners of Jacoby Art Glass, that owned the BAB from about 1945 until about 1975. He shared an AMAZING short video showing the glass studio and the workers making stained glass windows, from sketches thru construction to installation. We can identify the locations in the building in the videos- fascinating to see so many people working there. I was surprised how dark it is, but see how much easier it is to see the colored glass with limited light.

They’ve added the names of the artisans onto the video, which is a bonus. He let us know that they have updated their website and also reminded us that about the materials they donated to the local historical society– we need to make a visit!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephen Scurletis permalink
    April 11, 2022 5:52 pm

    Great film! Thanks for sharing that. I noticed a couple original light fixtures at about 7 minutes into the film. And it was neat to see people working in that “modern” decorated office in the NE corner upstairs!

  2. April 7, 2022 9:14 pm

    Hi
    Thanks for sharing again.
    It was so wonderful to see such beautiful work. Such talent. It was so interesting to see the beginning and end. I truly enjoyed the video.

  3. Tracy permalink
    April 6, 2022 9:41 am

    incredible!

  4. Aly permalink
    April 5, 2022 8:38 pm

    Sue – That is amazing. So cool to have these historic pictures of your building! Did you select a contractor for the kitchen? – A2

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