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Notable Stained Glass in North Texas

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A photo of the glass window at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home | Image by Dignity Memorial

Home to many notable pieces of architecture, art displays, and more, North Texas also has some of the most beautiful vintage-stained glass, which is accessible for public viewing in numerous places.

KERA News listed what it considers the top eight places to find stained glass in North Texas, from restaurants to cathedrals. 

Kalachandji’s Restaurant and Temple is one of the best places to get a glimpse of stained-glass designs, according to KERA News. Serving DFW for 40 years, Kalachandji’s is the longest-operating vegetarian restaurant in Dallas. 

The restaurant on Gurley Avenue in Dallas features a magnificent peacock window custom-made by Uroboros glass studio in Oregon.

The Fort Worth Beth-El Congregation synagogue, which opened in 2000, showcases some of the top stained-glass windows in the region. Some of the nine glass medallions on display date back to 1948, KERA News reported. 

Beth-El Congregation hosts study, worship, and more in the temple. 

The stained glass of the Sparkman Hillcrest Mausoleum was created by unnamed artists. The cemetery is split into multiple sections and has been run by the Sparkman family since 1893. 

“The original Sparkman’s funeral home remained at the downtown location until it moved in 1968 to its present location at Boedeker and the Northwest Highway, resulting in what we know now as Sparkman/Hillcrest,” the Dignity Memorial website explains.

North Texans can also take in stained-glass window displays at the Meddlesome Moth tap house in Dallas. The windows on display came from the first Hard Rock Cafe in the city, which was shut down in 2009.

The Parkland Hospital meditation room holds a stained-glass window from the original Parkland chapel. The window is at the center of the meditation room, according to KERA News, which provides support for patients and families. 

A 19-foot-tall stained-glass window can be seen at Dallas’ Church of the Incarnation on McKinney Avenue. This window was installed in 2017 and shipped from the United Kingdom. 

One of the more unique stained glass window designs in North Texas is the “Glory Window” on Thanks-Giving Square. It has a spiral-shaped design and was built by Gabriel Loire and Philip Johnson in the 1970s. 

The square itself is a spiritual hub for North Texans of all religions and cultures. 

Inside the Temple Emanu-El Dallas on Hillcrest Road, stained glass window displays line the wall. They were created by Gyorgy Kepes in the 1950s, and the hues become more vivid as they march toward the pulpit center.

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