by Janet Zimmerman, ASID, retired
Art Nouveau Window
I'm looking for information about this window. It came into my possession around 2000. I purchased it from a designer friend in Indianapolis. He accepted in exchange for services rendered to a client. The client had kept it in their attic for two decades. The story that they relayed to him was that their son had taken it from the site of a "famous" home near the Northwestern campus. The house was being torn down and this was one of a number of identical windows that had been removed from a sunroom/porch. When he graduated and brought this home the parents were so upset with their son for committing this theft, that they hid it in their attic all those years.
I presume that if all this is true the windows were being removed for salvage and may have been reused in a single project or sold individually. I've always wondered about it's history. If anyone has a clue, I would welcome a response.