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Hadley-Dean Building entrance lobby, clad with etched and painted vitrolite panels before their removal in 2005.


Vitrolite, a structural glass used as both interior and exterior cladding, can be found among our treasures. Our collection includes a Fannie Mae Candies corner shop front from Elmhurst, Illinois, numerous Egyptian-inspired pieces from the showroom of the renowned Hadley-Dean Glass Company, the Pope’s Cafeteria sign, and a collection of color samples from PPG and Sani-Onyx. The Comet Theatre façade has string courses of vitrolite as well.


Our glass collection includes numerous examples of art and stained glass as well as molded glass produced for a variety of architectural uses. Featured in this collection is the vaulted glass atrium dome of Holophane glass recovered from the 1902 National Bank of Commerce in St. Louis.