Double Hung – In the news, again

When my company, Double Hung, shows up in another town to fix another bunch of historic windows, many times local newspapers find our work interesting enough to do a story about the project.  It happened again up in Oxford last week where we had begun work on the Granville County Courthouse (1838).Granville County Courthouse

The Durham Herald Sun published an article describing my ragtag crew as “master craftsmen”, which we aren’t, but are aspiring toward earning the term.

The courthouse contains 36 triple hung windows (as opposed to the more common double hung style).  The majority of them are original to the structure replete with heavily distorted 1800′s glass and wooden pegs holding the rails and stiles together.  They are a mess due to some deferred maintenance, but nothing we can’t handle.  Once we are finished, they will be ‘good to go’ for another 170 years or so.

There was some discussion about replacing the windows in this National Registry structure, but ultimately kudos go out to the Granville County Board of Commissioners for funding this important restoration work on one of North Carolina’s architectural treasures.

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  1. Posted December 24, 2007 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on ‘building’ a successful business and following your passion of helping people. I hope that Jack and Jessie passed along my Christmas hug to you, Jinni and Josie. If not, kick them in the butt and get what is rightfully yours! Merry Christmas to the entire Hoggard clan from ‘the Fewer the Less’ household.

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    Posted December 24, 2007 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Merry Christmas friend!