Special Projects – Washington Row Preservation Society
South Norwalk (SoNo) Connecticut
Washington Row Condominiums, Washington Street, Historic Window Preservation
The Window People were contacted by a leading Property Management Company, Westford Real Estate Management that the Washington Row Preservation Society (Condo Association) had an immediate need for new windows for a few of their buildings in the historic area of South Norwalk (SoNo) Connecticut. Some of the current windows were not operating properly, were very energy inefficient and were actually extremely loosely installed. These buildings date back to the late 1800’s and architectural styles in the area encompass Italianate, Romanesque and Revival periods. In addition, SoNo delivers both a city and suburban lifestyle experience and being on Norwalk Harbor, also has the humidity and sea atmosphere to deal with. Finally, because structures such as the 1895 railroad bridge on the main street is on the National Registrar of Historic Places, it was critical that work done in the area would complement the overall style of the neighborhood.
Because of our past experience in performing acclaimed work on properties of this type along with our vast diversity of window offerings, The Window People were selected to replace nearly 30 windows, some as large as seven feet tall. The project consisted of a variety of challenges including four different, custom exterior colors and two different types of installations: full frame and replacement windows. Finally, window styles provided and installed included casement, double-hungs with simulated divided lite, fixed picture windows, custom shaped specialties and awnings.
Upon completion, Richard Wechter, Senior Vice-President at Westford commented that “It worked out great. Work was excellent, crew was top-notch and everyone was pleased”. The Window People were proud to assist in bringing these historic properties back to their original grandeur. The photos show the extent of the project and the capabilities of our installation teams.