historic windows FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Historic Windows: Tucked in the middle of downtown Portland, this 19th century church is a wonderful example of Venetian Gothic architecture. Versatile was hired to restore and recreate the magnificent tower that once was the tallest structure in Oregon at 185 feet!
Historic Windows: The Towne Storage job consisted of 208 windows, 455 sashes, 13 building phases (spanning October 2016 through August 2017), 81 deliveries to site, 4,752 pounds of lead sash weights, 5,967 square feet of insulated glass units and 1.2 miles of Simulated Divide Lite (SDL) bar! We worked closely with Bremik Construction to match the original transom style windows (designed by architects, McNaughton & Raymond) with an updated, energy efficient version. Read more about this project here.
WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Historic Windows: Washington High School opened in 1906. Due to declining enrollment, the school closed in May of 1981. After sitting vacant for decades, the building has been converted to retail and office spaces. Versatile modified the original window design to create over 60 replica top sash and operable bottom sash with double pane insulated glass and simulated divided lites. These new sash were installed into the original frames and re-connected to the existing weight and pulley systems.
COQUILLE RIVER LIGHTHOUSE
Historic Windows: One of eight lighthouses along the Oregon Coast, the Coquille River Lighthouse has had an interesting 110 year history. Originally built on a rocky island, it was decommissioned and therefore fell into disrepair. An earlier maintenance project restored the exterior walls and the original windows were replaced with sheets of glass. And Versatile was contracted to build ten new windows to match the original, using historic techniques and sustainable materials and methods.
Architect: Susan Licht