Stained Glass Windows - Table of Contents

Pike Stained Glass Windows in Western New York
Pike Stained Glass Studios, Inc.
180 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Pike - Official Home Page

Left: Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Buffalo
Center: The Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Lockport
Source:
Pike: Commissioned Stained Glass Work

Right: Valerie O'Hara (photo taken at July 2009 American Glass Guild Conference in Buffalo)

History

In 1908, William Pike, the current owner's great uncle, moved to Rochester to start his company after working for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios in New York City.

In 1948, James O'Hara, Pike's nephew, began working for his uncle and eventually purchased the business from him. Pike continued working at the studio until his death in 1958.

Jim O'Hara held a master's degree in Fine Arts from City College in New York City and had work experience in industrial design and teaching before moving to Rochester. Jim's mother managed the studio office from 1950-1970 and Norma Lee O'Hara, Jim's wife, who also held a master's degree in Fine Arts from New York University, assisted in the design of windows and color selection from 1948 to 1976.

In 1966, at the age of 12, Valerie O'Hara began working for her parents part-time after school and during the summers. After graduation from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1976, with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, she began working full time designing and creating custom commissions, as well as repairing and restoring stained glass windows.

The sole owner and director since 1987, when Valerie purchased the studio from her father, Valerie specializes in the art of hand painting on glass to create effects that cannot be achieved through the medium of lead and glass alone. This skill, and her knowledge of religious iconography makes her uniquely qualified, with her skilled assistants, to continue the work of her predecessors in stained glass.
- Pike: Our 100 Year history


Pike Stained Glass Windows in Buffalo:

Canisius College Chapel, Buffalo, New York
Villa Maria College Chapel, Buffalo, New York
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Buffalo, New York

Cleveland Hill United Methodist Church, Buffalo, New York

The First Free Methodist Church, Buffalo, New York
Grace Evangelical & Reformed Church, Buffalo, New York

Kensington Evangelical Lutheran Church, Buffalo, New York
Lafayette Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, New York
Little Seminary, Buffalo, New York

Lutheran Church of Redeemer, Buffalo, New York
MacAlpine Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, New York
Masten Park Baptist Church, Buffalo, New York

Nazareth Lutheran Church, Buffalo, New York
Our Lady of Czestochowa, Buffalo, New York
Our Lady of Loretto, Buffalo, New York

St. Andrew's United Church of Christ, Buffalo, New York
St. Bernard Church, Buffalo, New York
St. Florian Church, Buffalo, New York

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Buffalo, New York
St. James Episcopal Church, Buffalo, New York
St. Joseph's Convent, Buffalo, New York

St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Buffalo, New York
St. Paul & St. Mark Evangelical & Reformed Church, Buffalo, New York
St. Rose of Lima Church, Buffalo, New York

Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, New York
Trinity Church of Christ, Buffalo, New York
Villa Maria College Chapel, Buffalo, New York

Outside of Buffalo:

Amherst Lutheran Church, Williamsville, New York
The Church of the Annunciation, Elma, New York
The Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lackawanna, New York

Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville, New York
Christ United Methodist Church, Snyder, New York
The Church of the Advent, Kenmore, New York

Church of Christ Disciples, East Aurora, New York
The Church of God, Niagara Falls, New York
The Public Library, East Aurora, New York

The Ebenezer Free Methodist Church, West Seneca, New York
The Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Lockport, New York
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Messiah, Lewiston, New York

The First Baptist Church, East Aurora, New York
First Congregational Church, Niagara Falls, New York
First Presbyterian Church, Lockport, New York

Grace Baptist Church, Tonawanda, New York
Holland United Methodist Church, Holland, New York
Kenmore United Church of Christ, Kenmore, New York

Knox Presbyterian Church, Kenmore, New York
Nativity of Our Lord, Orchard Park, New York
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Niagra Falls, New York

Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, Blaisdell, New York
Riverside Presbyterian Church, Niagra Falls, New York
St. Augustine's Church, Depew, New York

St. John the Baptist Church, Lockport, New York
St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Cheektowaga, New York
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Orchard Park, New York

St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kenmore, New York
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Niagara Falls, New York


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