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See a Lockport church's Tiffany stained glass windows

LOCKPORT - First Presbyterian Church is home to one of Lockport's most interesting artistic attractions: a collection of stained glass windows, some of them made by the famous American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany at the dawn of the 20th century.

Of the 12 main windows, Tiffany himself, or his company, crafted five complete windows and half of another. The remainder were done by other artists from the Payne-Spiers Studios in the late 1940s and early 1950s, using glass from Tiffany's studio. "The church had enough foresight to buy up the supply of Tiffany glass," docent Sharon Luskin said.

Photo gallery: A closer look at First Presbyterian Church

The original windows were commissioned by Alice Pomroy, a church member who made the arrangement with Tiffany, whom she had met during her many trips to New York City. Pomroy later married William Rand Kenan Jr., whose Lockport estate became the Kenan Center.

Tours of the church, located at 21 Church St., are available by appointment at 433-5905, and the windows can also be seen during regular services at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

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