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Downtown Design Guidelines
UPPER FACADES; ORNAMENT & WINDOWS

 

Inappropriate design

INAPPROPRIATE DESIGN:
Do not infill windows with brick or wood; do not alter size of window opening to install larger or smaller sash.

Guideline for Windows

Retain original window sash whenever possible. Preserve through an ongoing program of maintenance and repair.

If new sash must be installed, choose the style, size and material that will match the original. Many window companies offer custom-built windows that can accurately replicate original windows; some of these include double-glazing and other energy-efficient features.

Do not infill window openings and install smaller windows.

Do not enlarge window openings to install “picture” windows.

 

Historic window sash

TYPES OF HISTORIC WINDOW SASH:
A. Double-hung, one-over-one;
B. Double hung, four-over four;
C. Casement, opening from center.

 

TYPES OF STORM WINDOWS:
A. Exterior storm, appropriately divided;
B. Existing double-hung sash;
C. Interior fixed storm, mounted on inside of window.

 

 

Downtown Design Guidelines:  Building Width   Bay Spacing   Height & Bands   Proportion   Solids & Voids   Tonality
  Materials & Color   Roofs & Setbacks   Storefront Design   Lintel & Transom   Shop Windows   Entry   Storefront Doors
  Storefront Awnings   Upper Facades   Cornices & Windows   Upper Windows   Window Hoods   Signs   Sign Location


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