Our hardworking intern Blaine has been processing the Larsen Stained Glass collection of drawings and plans for mostly church windows. She has identified quite a few. The window above has been a stumper. On the back of the window it says, “Catholic Church - St. Paul.” We’ve contacted the archdiocese but it is clear that these windows are not in the Cathedral.
The three men on the window are Father Galtier, Bishop Cretin and Archbishop Ireland. Father Lucien Galtier founded the first church in St. Paul, which led to it’s name change from “Pig’s Eye Landing” to St. Paul. Bishop Cretin was the first bishop of St. Paul, MN. He came from the Dubuque, Iowa diocese that sent Galtier to Minnesota. Archbishop Ireland brought the St. Paul archdiocese into the 20th Century and founded St. Paul Seminary and the University of St. Thomas.
If anybody has an idea of what St. Paul Catholic church this window is from, please email us: specialcoll [at] hclib.org.