Photo: "Light Inside"

I had the opportunity last week to make a return trip to the beautiful St. Joseph's Church in San Francisco. 

In 1906, an earthquake and fire destroyed this building. It was reconstructed in 1913 and remained in operation until the 1989 quake when it was deemed structurally unsound. The church has been vacant since. 

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Photo: "Shadows Tell One Hundred Stories"

Stained glass window, St. Joseph's Church

This large stained glass window spans another 6-8 feet down to the ground floor below. However, after the church was re-constructed, in 1913, after being destroyed by fire from the San Francisco quake of 1906, this small attic-like space was added to this room, visually splitting the beautiful window in half.