Restoring Wooden Windows / Albany Area of New York
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swimmer girl



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Restoring Wooden Windows / Albany Area of New York Reply with quote

Looking for true wooden window restoration contractors. Have a historical building that needs window work. Must have several current references that building owner and bank can contact.
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johnleeke
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agnes,

Here is the window specialist clearinghouse discussion:
http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1215
so you may want to post your message there too)

Also, my book has a directory of windows specialists with some listed for New York. If you don't already have a copy, you can get it here:

Save America's Windows

http://www.historichomeworks.com/hhw/reports/reports.htm#Windows

If you get the book and don't find anyone with the directory, let me know and I'll do some research to find someone who works in the Albany area.

By the way, my dad also thought every child should know how to swim. He taught and coached swimming in the 1930s and 50s era. Once we figured out that he taught 20 thousand kids how to swim. Did you know that Benjamin Franklin was also into teaching kids how to swim?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I just found a window specialist in Albany:

Jack Alvarez
83 Grove Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
518-365-8660

Also, check with your state's historic preservation office and local historic preservation organization to find and consider other window specialist in your area.

Let me know how that works out.

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MartinDavidHickman



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone is still looking for a window sash specialist in the Albany area, a former classmate of mine at the North Bennet Street School is in that area.

His name is William Burns and his number is: 518-669-5410

He's restored probably hundreds of sash. When we where working at the Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village, he showed me all the sash he had restored at Hancock Shaker Village, which is just 20 minutes away across the Mass border. His work was traditional and thorough.

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