Case Study: 1871 Cast-Iron Building

1871 Italianate Cast-Iron Building, Mercer Street, Soho Historical District


Historical Windows was contracted to furnish and install a storefront and 12 oversized operational windows customized to replicate the building’s original historical design.


We matched the profile of the new windows with the original window frames left in the existing openings. Parrett Weight and Chain Windows with 8” radius corners at the head were fabricated to support the weight of the sashes. New knives were created to produce custom exterior brick mould casings that conformed with the existing.  The windows were boomed to each individual floor since the size of the frames prohibited transporting them through the interior of the building. 


New weight and chain windows and a customized storefront were installed. All profiles were approved by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. 


Parrett Windows and Doors Wood Weight and Chain Double Hung Magnum Windows
Parrett Windows and Doors custom storefront
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