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The Jacob and Catherine Adriance Farmhouse is the centerpiece of the oldest working farm (1772 house) in New York state.
Charles Jay Connick (1875-1945) is best known for stained glass in Gothic style. He became expert at interplay of light and optics in 12th and 13th centuries, e.g., Chartres cathedral. Connick preferred antique glass from the Middle Ages. He believed his greatest contribution was rescuing stained glass from the abysmal depth of opalescent picture windows of the sort popularized by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The stained glass window here appears above the stairway landing, depicting scenes from 5 Shakespeare plays.
|Romeo & Juliet|
|The Merry Wives of Windsor|
|dining room panels from Sherwood Forest|
|Lillian Sefton, one of world's wealthiest women|