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Mansion Makeover

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This Garfield Park mansion has a storied past.  It had been used as a speakeasy during prohibition, later it became a brothel, then a rooming house.  Through it all, the original interior details remained, included the ornate staircase, beaded wainscot paneling, and several sets of double pocket doors.

It is currently being restored as a single-family home, and we were called in to restore and weatherize the windows on the front facade.

Several of the sashes were missing and others seriously damaged.  Since the sashes themselves were made of birdseye maple and quarter sawn oak to match the interior of the rooms, we reproduced the components in matching woods.

On the exterior, we duplicated and replaced a number of rotten brick moldings, and added our patent-pending storm/screen units.  On the interior, the windows were put back to original operating condition, using the pulleys and original weights, and weatherstripping was added.

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