The Gothic Gallery

  • <p>The Gothic Gallery</p>
  • <p>The design elements of the stained glass window include the Paine-Kimberly crest and symbols of the house such as the Tudor rose, oak leaf, acorn, oak tree, and lion. It also incorporates images of the tools of the trades represented in the structure of the house.</p>

The Gothic Gallery

With its beautifully carved arches and stained-glass window, many people wonder if this was the Paine’s private chapel. However, the Gothic Gallery is not original to the home. This space was originally the echo chamber for the pipe organ in the Great Hall.

The Gothic Gallery was created in the late 1970s to house a collection of religious icon paintings. In order to create the entrance, Nathan Paine’s dressing room and an unfinished bathroom area were removed.

As you walk through the gallery, do you notice the carved forest nymph, the lion, and the unicorn? All the wood carving was done by Wisconsin artist Leo Smith. The stained-glass window on the far wall showcases the tools of the trades that were used to build the mansion and in the center are the combined Kimberly and Paine family crests.