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$10,000 restoration project completed at PACA in Erie

July 8th, 2019, 5:44 PM

This article was originally published in the Erie Times-News

By Christopher Millette

The beveled, leaded glass window received a custom mahogany frame from Schutte Woodworking in Erie.

An antique window is back in place in a historic Erie building.

As part of a $10,000 restoration project, crews on Monday secured an original beveled, leaded glass window back the facade of an Erie building on State Street built in 1899.

Erie artist John Vahanian restored the half-moon-shaped window, and a crew from Erie-based Schutte Woodworking built a new custom-made mahogany frame for it. The window is located over the front doors of First Amendment Tees, 1507 State St., which is part of the Performing Artists Collective Alliance building. PACA is a nonprofit theater and performing arts center that rents studio space to artists and other groups.

Executive Director Mark Tanenbaum is happy to have the project completed.

"We are the gateway to downtown and we take our position seriously," said Tanenbaum on Monday as he helped secure the window in place.

An open house will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the restored window and to hold opening receptions for two gallery exhibits at PACA.

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