One of my discoveries today. While cleaning out a closet, this original stained glass was found. I was just giddy with excitement. I think we have figured out where it was originally - above the front door. So that is where it will return.
This is one of the original bricks. This one is labeled UFBC - Unified Fire Brick Company. Which is the company the Soisson's owned. I found two, so I donated one to the Historical society.
I wish I would have taken a "Before" picture - not just a "during" picture. All of this ivy was climbing over the fire escape stairs, up the wall and just covered the ground. It was so much work to try and get it out. We got about 1/2 way done before we had to quite for the day. We are going to have a lot of the landscaping removed professionally - lots of big trees and bushes that need to be pulled out.