Historic Architectural Renderings Collection

The traditional process for designing a stained glass window or decorative interior involves artists’ renderings of the proposed space. Today, these renderings are often completed on a computer, but for more than one hundred years, artists at Conrad Schmitt Studios produced these designs by hand, in pencil, ink, and watercolor. These drawings, dating from as early as 1915, are now under the stewardship of the Gruenke Foundation.