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Historic window replication at Vanderbilt Kirkland HallVanderbilt University’s iconic first building was dedicated in 1875, and then re-built after a fire in 1905. It was named Kirkland Hall after the second Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, James Hampton Kirkland.

Recently, Vanderbilt undertook an extensive renovation of Kirkland Hall with the aim of modernizing the building. A part of that scope was to replace all of the single-pane gothic arch wood windows with historically accurate wood replacements that incorporate 3/4” insulated energy efficient glass, installed with traditional wet glazing.

Stanton Millworks fabricated these windows using solid Sapele lumber. We made custom knives in order to duplicate all of the original molding profiles. There were 157 windows in 15 different styles and sizes. We invested about 5,000 man hours in this project. Windows were shop primed and painted with a first coat of finish paint. Once installed, the windows were caulked and painted again.

Historic window replication at Vanderbilt Kirkland Hall

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