our famous stained glass window
House of Musical Traditions
7010 Westmoreland Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
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About HMT > Our Stained Glass Window
our stained glass window

Sometime in 1977, when the store was in Berkeley Springs WV, owner Dave Eisner attended an ethnomusicology convention in Montclair, NJ. His host happened to be renting space to a woman who restored antique stained glass pieces. Dave was impressed by her work and asked if she could design something for him. Although she had never done any original pieces, she was willing to give it a try. She used scraps from her repair work, and the result was this lovely window. Unfortunately, Dave can't remember the artist's name!

At first the stained glass piece hung in the front window of the Berkeley Springs store. When that store closed in 1983, Dave brought the piece with him to Takoma Park, MD. Now it is set into the front door to act as a window -- it is really beautiful when the afternoon sun shines through it.

Our window was the inspiration for our store's t-shirt design. Get a t-shirt today!