Historic Windows

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historic windows FIRST CONGREGRATIONAL CHURCH

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!

Collaborators: Arciform :: Pioneer Waterproofing

COQUILLE RIVER LIGHTHOUSE

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 fell into disrepair. An earlier maintenance project restored the exterior walls and the original windows were replaced with sheets of glass. Versatile Wood Products was contracted to build ten new windows to match the original, using historic techniques and sustainable materials and methods.

Architect: Susan Licht

WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

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.

Collaborators: SERA Architects :: Venerable Properties