Category Archives: Window Restoration

Regional Historic Millwork

Pre US Civil War buildings have a particular look, something that makes you look twice to make sure that you are seeing what you think you are seeing. The reason for this is that there was little standardization of millwork, … Continue reading

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Window Restoration in Historic 1922 California Bungalow

All 33 windows of this classic 1922 California bungalow were restored, rather than replaced. Home Window Repairs, of Ventura, did the work and said that the owner felt that these windows were such a defining element of the home that it … Continue reading

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Curvy Queen Anne and Her Curved Glass Windows

Not sure about the English royal family, but in American architecture, the Queen Anne style is the last gasp of the Victorian, bridging the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. As with many last gasps, it … Continue reading

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Reproduction Curved Crown Moldings, for Queen Anne Residence.

Native Woods Restoration Carpentry of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania did the restoration of this 1880 Queen Anne residence. In particular, reproduction of these distinctive curved “ovolo” crown moldings required a great deal of patience. Period architects and carpenters were not afraid of … Continue reading

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Restoration or Replacement of 900 Lead Came Windows.

Lead came glazing is familiar to everybody when used in stained glass but less familiar is its use in conventional glazing, in which it performs very well. When this collegiate gothic structure was built in the early part of the … Continue reading

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Sympathy With Original Historic Fabric Key to Wood Window Conservation

These 1820’s wood window sash needed an understanding friend and found one in Donnie Hayward of D. Hayward Restoration of Greenfield, MA, who prescribed a delicious and healthy sounding recipe for renewing the original exterior wood after almost two centuries … Continue reading

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Sleuthing Lost Architectural Details for Historic Downtown Theater

Designed by native Texas architect Alfred C. Finn and built in 1925, The Simon Theater had seen many changes and alterations in the interim. The goal of a recent restoration was to return the facade and street level interior spaces … Continue reading

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Recreating Thoreau’s Eighteenth Century Birthplace, Piece by Piece

The birth place of Henry David Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts was in very poor condition, though it did retain many early 18th century elements as well as later Federal and Georgian upgrades. The intent was to turn it into a … Continue reading

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Restoration of 1670 Plank Frame Window Sash

The Thomas Pellet House in Concord, Massachusetts was constructed in 1670, shortly before King Phillip’s War. According to Kim Cleary, of Cleary Window Restoration Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts, these plank framed windows were built before pulley and counterweight technology came into … Continue reading

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Wood Windows Issues Checklist: Questions and Answers on Historic Window Restoration

To discuss the benefits of restoring historic wood windows, we consulted with Paul Marlowe, of Marlowe Restorations, a Northford, Connecticut company specializing in wood conservation issues. According to Paul Marlowe, new wood replacement windows cannot equal the durability of a fully … Continue reading

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