Remembering history is so important. It reminds us where we came from, the battles we’ve won and the storms we’ve weathered, and it’s vital that we always look back with reverence and appreciation.
Harry ‘Skip’ Burrell took this project as an opportunity to do exactly that. As a stained glass artist with over 30 years of experience, he saw these doors and chose to insert stained glass panels that reflect the styles of the time the doors were first built. Art Nouveau and Prairie School (Frank Lloyd Wright) styles were both very prominent when these doors were first created, and would show respect to the rich life the doors have seen.
Burrell has named the door (#19) ‘Rhapsodies in Blues’ in honor of George Gershwin’s iconic theme of the same period.