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Iconic church protecting stain-glass windows

Published on -11/4/2013, 8:52 AM

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VICTORIA, Kan. (AP) -- The iconic St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Victoria -- better known as the Cathedral of the Plains -- is working to protect its 48 historic stained-glass windows.

The church has started a $155,000 project to refurbish the windows, which are valued at more than $1 million.

The 140-foot twin towers of the Cathedral on the prairie have made it one of the most well-known structures in Kansas. It serves about 480 families, who are paying for the window project through donations and fundraising.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/17HDwc4 ) the church was dedicated in 1911 and the windows were installed in 1916.

A plastic covering installed on the windows in the 1980s to protect them has grown opaque, preventing people from seeing the true beauty of the windows.

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