Steel Window Replication, Wood Window Restoration
Constructed in 1906 for the Standart-Simmons Hardware Company, who distributed hardware as well as sporting goods throughout six states. The building is unique due to its unusual triangular shape, which was a result of the site location. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 but sat empty for decades before it became the first large-scale building renovation in the area.
The renovation was a historic tax credit project with Kraemer Design Group as Architect and Buildtech as Construction Manager. The 7-story building now provides 75 upscale apartment units for downtown Toledo. The building is dominated by large wood double hung windows.
The west, south, and east elevations are wood and the north is cold rolled steel. BlackBerry was able to fully restore the steel windows and retrofit them with high- performance insulated glass to improve the energy efficiency. Years of abandonment and no maintenance left the wood windows beyond restoration.
BlackBerry provided a custom-designed thermally broken aluminum single hung window to meet the National Park Services approval. The results provided a new face to this downtown landmark.