Linden Hall boasted magnificent stained-glass bespoke windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Those windows were removed in the early 2000s. What’s the story and where are they now?
Three large windows adorned the Great Hall
A designer for Louis Comfort Tiffany created this watercolor template for Sarah Cochran. The original watercolor sits in the MET today.
Echoing the gardens…
The windows were designed to mimic the outdoor gardens. They included a variety of Sarah Cochran’s favorite flowers.
With a north/north east exposure, the Great Hall would fill with color. Photo of the three windows in color below are from Alastair Duncan’s book.
Windows Sold in 2005
The Pittsburgh Tribune Review noted the United Steelworkers Union sold the Tiffany Windows for $6.8 million. Colleen Moore of USW said the sale was an effort to pare insurance costs. Linden Hall feels a bit empty with the replacement windows as shown below.
It’s assumed that today a collector owns the windows. They have not been part of an exhibition or on public display since their sale nearly 20 years ago.