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Davenport firm slated to fix Veterans Memorial Building’s flood-damaged Grant Wood stained-glass window

In City Hall, Veterans Memorial Commission on June 22, 2009 at 4:22 pm

A Davenport firm has been selected from among five bidders to repair the flood-damaged, Grant Wood stained-glass window at the Veterans Memorial Building on May’s Island.

Winning bidder Glass Heritage LLC of Davenport has told the city that the firm will take between 12 and 15 days to remove the window’s 58 glass panels once they begin in July.

The firm will transport the panels to its studio, and it has told the city it will complete the repairs within 34 weeks.

The City Council is slated to approve a contract with the Glass Heritage LLC on Wednesday evening. The contract will pay the Davenport firm up to $147,000 for the work.

The city had private insurance in place on the window that will cover the repair costs, city officials have said.

The other four firms competing for the work came from Fairfax, Iowa, Evanston, Ill., Philadelphia and Raytown, Mo.