by John C. Salisbury, 2001
This string of stained glass windows also harmonizes quite well with both the surrounding library and the surrounding location. Created by glass artist John C. Salisbury of Gaytee Stained Glass, the windows feature Prairie School design, in keeping with the architectural style of the library and its furnishings. The subtle individual elements of the stained glass honor the library’s larger locale, with designs inspired by the history, heritage and natural landscapes of Minnesota.
“The basic theme of the windows is flowers, wheat and trees—both evergreen pines and deciduous oaks and elms. The parallel lines are representative of the railroad heritage in the area, and the wheat represents the spirit of the heartland.”