A small piece of Westerville history could belong to the highest bidder this weekend.

A small piece of Westerville history could belong to the highest bidder this weekend.

As new owner Megan Ada works to renovate the former Pasquale's building at 14 N. State St., she's selling two stained-glass windows that came with the location.

But the windows aren't store-bought pieces of glass; they're works by longtime Westerville doctor and artist Ken Foltz, who originally crafted the windows for the Williams Grill, the former restaurant at the location.

Foltz was well-known in Westerville for his art and designed the sculpture at Astronaut Grove Park, a stained-glass installation St. Paul Catholic Church and multiple sculptures at the Westerville Public Library, to name a few.

In addition to 36 years of practicing general medicine in Westerville, when he retired at 72, Foltz focused on his art and music. He died at age 90 in 2008.

"He was one of those renaissance guys that loved the arts even though his main profession was not that; it was medicine," said Beth Weinhardt, local history coordinator for the Westerville Library. "He worked on a lot of different things."

Weinhardt uncovered an old story of how the stained glass came to be.

At the time, Williams Grill was owned by Ernie and Pat Ernsberger and was Foltz's favorite place to eat lunch. So, as the story goes, he made a proposal.

"Ken came to Ernie and said he would make and install two stained-glass windows in exchange for a cold fudge sundae whenever he wanted," Weinhardt said.

From then on, Foltz never paid for another cold fudge sundae at the Williams Grill and 14 N. State St. had two stained-glass windows -- each approximately 4 by 5 feet.

Ada is busy renovating the building now to become Asterisk Supper Club, her new concept that will replace Pasquale's. She said she's trying to return much of the look to mirror the original Williams Grill, once an iconic Uptown staple, and hopes the stained glass would end up with someone who cares about it.

"We do want them to be in the right hands," she said.

The windows are up for online auction individually at columbusonlineauctions.com/cgi-bin/mnlist.cgi?coa48/category/HISTORICAL-STAINED-GLASS-WINDOWS

As of Aug. 4, the highest bids on the windows were $100 and $75 each.

Ada said she heard interest from multiple people before she listed them on the site. Now, she said, someone could pick up a bargain.

"You could get them for a really good price," she said. "I don't know how much they'll go for."

The auction closes at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.