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
THE WOODLARK HOTEL
The Woodlark is the newest hotel to join Provenance Hotels in downtown Portland, Oregon, offering 150 rooms within a sophisticated and warm environment. The project involved the renovation of two buildings – the Cornelius Hotel and the Woodlark Building – that were combined to create a modern “House of Welcome” for the city.
We had the pleasure to get to work on this project with the help of LCG Pence and local firm R&A Architecture + Design. With a total of six entryway systems, 29 windows at the mezzanine level, and 25 windows at the basement clerestory level, the project took an estimated 2,600 hours of shop time.
Photo credit: Design Milk
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 and Portland’s great music venue, Revolution Hall. 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. Versatile worked with SERA Architects, Venerable Properties, and Bemik Construction on this historic project.
In 2018, Revolution Hall wanted to divide their popular Show Bar into two large event spaces. Once again, Bremik approached Versatile to create the window and door assemblies to divide the space. This was a great project for our Ingenuity Windows! The door and widow assemblies fit perfectly with the historic feel of the building and created the spaces that The Show Bar needed. It was great teamwork with Bremik, Revolution Hall, and Versatile Wood Products that pulled this amazing and unique project together!