SGO was delighted to work with the residents in the 3100 block of Auchentoroly Terrace to create six new stained glass transoms for the entire row of houses. Located in a historic neighborhood directly across the street from Druid Hill Park, the Rawlings Conservatory and the Maryland Zoo, the houses on Auchentoroly Terrace were a prime location for beautiful 19th century styled stained glass.
Cathy Allen, herself a resident on the block, coordinated with the other home owners and the Greater Mondawmin Coordination Council to receive a grant from the Healthy Neighborhoods program. Designed to revitalize neighborhoods and assist home owners in forging a vibrant community, the Healthy Neighborhoods program came through, helping to fund the project.
Discussing the concept with Cathy, the goal was clear – a single design that would give a unified, community atmosphere to the street. At the same time, the pattern should be historically appropriate, warm, friendly, and unique.
The results speak for themselves, but that didn’t stop each of the homeowners from remarking what a difference even that modest change made to the facades. Next time you visit the Conservatory, take a moment to walk across the street and see for yourself.