TWO Windows on Irvington History

If you have fond memories of the old Pleasant Run Clubhouse, or any part of Irvington's History, please consider making a contribute to the Irvington Historical Society. 

father obtained these two leaded glass windows as the fire damaged clubhouse was torn down in the 70s to make way for today’s modern building.  She had fond memories of times spent at that clubhouse and golf course with her father, DeForrest Bowman.  What she didn’t realize was that those windows were from the 1909 Dissette Dutch Colonial style mansion designed by Indianapolis architect Adolph Sherrer.  It was quite a home and must have made a handsome club house with its veranda and open rooms.

     Once demolished, a building exists only in photographs, news articles, remembrances and possibly artifacts. 
     The James Dissette mansion, which became the Pleasant Run Golf Course Clubhouse in the 20s, was such a building. Until recently the Irvington Historical Society had only photos and news articles. 
     Thanks to Susan Bowman Cress, we now have artifacts! The donor’s 

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Before they could be displayed these two fragile windows needed to be stabilized.  Donors helped us pay for the services of Gary Zelinger, with 42 years in the business of stained-glass creation and conservation.  Thanks to you, he replaced 21 pieces of broken glass with vintage glass, repaired broken and bent lead cam. Then built a protective frame for each one.


Thank You!!