Seller: oldstufff (4,198) 100%, Location: Hartford, Wisconsin, Ships to: US, Item: 262742901781 Antique Hand Painted & Fired Stained Glass Window, Father Groppi, Milwaukee I am selling a beautiful antique 1888 stained glass hand painted and fired window. It is in very nice original condition and it has not even been cleaned in a long time. I have not noticed any cracks in the glass but sometimes they are hard to find. It is nice and stable. I will also be listing one more window from this church that I have left. I was planning on keeping this window myself but have run out of room so I am offering it for sale and was one of the nicest ones that I had bought. I just took the pictures outside and the colors are fantastic when it was in our home with the sun coming through. It measures about 25” wide and 24” tall. I will encase it tightly in between Styrofoam sheets along with custom boxing for safe shipping. This is the last few that I have for sale and the others had arrived safely. Local pickup is fine also. It is not only beautiful but has historical significance. More information below. It was removed from the St Boniface church in Milwaukee Wisconsin. If you look up the civil rights movement in the 1960’s in Milwaukee you will find that Father Groppi and this church were a focal point for a great deal of what was going on at that time. I had bought a number of them from a gentleman who had bought them from the church before it was razed in 1975 and I have some paperwork from the appraisal that was done at the time. The following information is from Wikipedia and there is a lot more info that I did not copy St. Boniface was founded in 1888 in Milwaukee. The architect is unknown.The parish church was located on Milwaukee's near north side on Eleventh Street between Center and Clarke Streets. In its early years the parish was predominantly German. By the 1950s and '60s it was a predominantly African American parish in the heart of the inner core and a focal point in civil rights struggles.The church served as an organizing site for open social activism housing marches and social activism. Father James E. Groppi worked as a priest there from 1963 until June 1970. Other pastors who worked at the church in the mid 1960s included the Reverends Henry Mahaney, Anthony Klink, Carroll Straub, and Michael Neuberger. By 1970 other priests included the Reverends Patrick Flood, Dismas Becker, and Nicholas Riddell. Other pastors included: Rev. Henry T. Stemper (1903-1922), Rev. Roman B. Stoffel (1920-1922), Rev. Paul Grosse (1929-1933), and the Rev. Anthony Knackert. It was razed in 1975 to allow for expansion of North Division High School. What was the site of the former church now are tennis courts, a parking lot and part of the high school building. Father James Groppi At first assigned to St. Veronica's Church in Milwaukee, in 1963 Groppi was transferred to St. Boniface, the latter parish having a predominantly African-American congregation. It was then that Groppi became interested in - and active in - the cause of civil rights for Africans Americans, participating in the 1963 March on Washington and the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 on behalf of the Voting Rights Act, also working with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference voter registration project, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., during the summer of 1965. Later in 1965, he returned to Milwaukee, becoming the advisor to the Milwaukee chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Council, organizing protests against the segregation of Milwaukee public schools. He also became second vice president of Milwaukee United School Integration Committee (1965–1966) and advisor to the Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council (1965–1968). In 1975 St. Boniface parish moved into a nearby church building. In 1994 it merged with other parishes to form St. Martin de Porres Congregation. Please take a look at the pictures, and feel free to ask me any questions you have on this item or any of my other items. Ebay now requires paypal payments for all items and local pickup is fine with cash payment. Buyer to pay shipping & handling. As per the recommendations of ebay we have the insurance cost in the handling fee. Please see all the photos to best understand the appearance and condition of this item, and read the description carefully and ask any questions prior to bidding. I am not an expert on all of these items, so if you have any questions please just ASK, and we even send out additional detailed photo's upon request. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Most of the best return policies that I have ever seen on Ebay have been for some of the sellers with the worst feedback that I have ever seen so you decide. 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Save time & money with FREE Auctiva Image Hosting.Create listings that get noticed! with Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. Auctiva, The complete eBay Selling Solution. Condition: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is operational and functions as intended. It is not new, so it comes with what is pictured. Please read the full description because it is over 100 years old and is not perfect.