As a religious institution, churches serve as a house of prayer to the lord and have an added responsibility of taking care of their followers. And whether to follow popular trends or not is a big decision that St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Paterson, New Jersey, has to make. It has an offer for $3million for 13 stained glass windows installed inside the holy structure. Although the church does not need immediate funds, the money can help them for their after-school program and their community development corporation programs like the food pantry and men’s shelter; as per a report from the Episcopal News Service, Christie’s estimate an auction price that the windows’ can fetch between $1,260,000 and $1,930,000.
However, an independent appraiser has set the value at $2,515,000. Specifically $1,900,000 to $2,300,000 would be a fair price to earn. The cost of restoration of these windows would come to around $500,000. Of the 13, Louis Tiffany has crafted 12, and the one is the artwork of artist John La Farge.