Benton County Natural Area and Parks acquired and moved this historic rural church which was facing demolition and relocated it to one of their open lots near Corvallis and Albany with the plans of turning the building into a small community space for gatherings and events. The exterior envelope had been the emphasis until utilities and parking were addressed. Vintage Window Restoration was contacted prior to the government organization’s budget cycle to account for this project to occur.
The emphasis was window and jamb restoration, keeping as much historic fabric intact as possible. For the most part, the wood was in good condition. Some new window components had to be manufactured while others needed a simple reglaze and paint. Three jambs including the casing were in poor condition and were completely removed from the wall cavity. Restoration was performed in the shop due to no electricity and power available at the site.
This particular project gained a fair amount of publicity for Vintage Window Restoration. We were interviewed by the local paper, Corvallis Gazette Times, and the Albany Democrat Herald with a nice three page article explaining our business and the project. One of the photos made the “years favorite photo selection”. The project also contributed to earning Vintage Window Restoration the Corvallis Award for Outstanding Work in Historic Preservation Efforts.
Vintage Window Restoration is capable of helping you with your community development project to make gathering spaces safer, aesthetically appealing, and capable of letting in fresh air and regulating the inside temperature. Our services cover all aspects of window repair, restoration and preservation. Our team is capable of matching unique molding profiles and jambs in the event new ones need to be made. If storm sash or screens are desired, we have that covered too. Contact Vintage Window Restoration for your unique project needs.