Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park said someone has stolen an antique window from a historic building in the park.
The theft was discovered in late January, and park officials said the missing window causes a significant loss to the cabin’s features.
“This is a very sad case of vandalism and theft,” Chief Ranger Clay Jordan said. “The people who did this have stolen a piece of shared history that can never be replicated.”
The window, which measures 4 feet by 1 foot, was taken from a cabin in the Elkmont Historic District. That is an area of 74 cottages, outbuildings and the Wonderland Hotel, in the north-central part of the park, not far from Gatlinburg.
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Officials said the window had an intricate and unusual design and was from the former summer home of a Knoxville glass maker.
Theft of historic resources from the park carries a penalty of up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. Officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thief or thieves.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to call 865-436-1580.