Main Street Marysville
Window Restoration and Storefront Arches Fabrication
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Blind Eye Restoration was hired in 2022 to restore all the historic arched windows on a client's iconic Marysville building. Upstairs, the windows had been boarded up for at least twenty years. At the ground level, the full height glass storefront arches had been removed. In comparison, the shorter storefront windows and bulkheads did nothing to reflect the building's historic character. The BER team started by removing all the existing second floor windows. From inside the plywood coverings we were able to clean and restore all jambs while the sashes were taken back to our workshop. There, the team completed lead paint removal, wood repairs, safety glass installation, and repainting. Once the sashes were restored, and missing sashes were totally rebuilt, we brought them back for reinstallation.
The following year we came back and began work opening up the ground floor storefront arches. The openings had been closed in to allow for a dropped ceiling to be installed in the space. Once that was removed we were able to build new custom fit arched sashes to fit into the framing. We were able to design historically appropriate window sills above the more modern storefront framework to make the design cohesive. Additionally, we had a custom profile knife made to replicate the historic brickmold trim. All of this allowed for the storefront framing to look more historically appropriate, and help bring back the feeling of the original full height storefront glass.