This historic boarding house was built around 1870 in Menlo Park, New Jersey and was one of the first to be wired for electrical light by Thomas Edison during the pubic lighting demonstration of December 1879. One of the earliest buildings moved to the historic Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan honoring Edison. Fire broke out in the Sarah Jordan House on January 5, 2009. With fire and extensive smoke damage, there were great efforts to restore the boarding house before the reopening of Greenfield Village on April 15, 2009.
Grabill restored and replicated to its original condition single hung windows with weight and pulley balances, crown moulding, beveled siding, soffet brackets and shutters to exact detail.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
|Asian Inspired Tea House|
Beautiful Asian inspired retreat. Detailed simulated divided lite design fabricated with authentic silk screen material for exterior and interior applications. Genuine Mahogany transoms, round fixed windows and traditional Japanese Shoji lift & slide exterior doors and interior pocket doors. Custom round shower window clad interior wood exterior with inner glass mini lights.
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|Japanese Shoji Lift & Slide Exterior Doors|
|Custom Round Fixed Window|
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
|Historical Steel Building|
Grabill continues to do historical restorations with the most recent being the landmark preservation of downtown Denver’s Steel building, now known as the Sage Building. Grabill was able to recreate modern energy-efficient pivot windows that work exactly as they did in 1923. Replica awning and double hung windows were also included. Solid bronze pivot hardware was recast for authenticity.
This project has since won the Silver Hard Hat Award for outstanding restoration / renovation project as noted in the October 8th issue of Colorado Construction.
Steel Building (Grabill Windows)
Replica Pivot Windows