Wood Window Replication, Menominee, Michigan
The Lloyd Department Store was constructed in 1926, and was the largest building in Menominee on the downtown waterfront district. The building was built and operated by Marshall Burns Lloyd, who is best known for inventing a mechanical loom that revolutionized the wicker furniture industry.
BlackBerry became involved in the project to evaluate the state of the original wood windows. What we found were wood double-hung windows with a unique custom horizontal mullion and meeting rail. An historic site review was conducted and BlackBerry determined wood window replication was the only option due to extreme deterioration and rotting of key window components.
A custom replicated product was chosen, thermally broken aluminum fixed and single-hung windows. Custom panning/sill, custom vertical and horizontal mullion with Duranar painted finish. Due to the nature of the project, all sight line profiles and dimensions were matched exactly in the replica product with high-performance insulated glass. BlackBerry also performed full restoration of prismatic glass transoms and storefronts.
This project resulted in a historical landmark being brought back to life in addition to providing residents with modern living space in a building with a rich history.