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Spiritual Renewal-St. Mark’s

August 1, 2016
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St. Mark’s entryway before replication

As much as the parishioners of St. Mark’s valued their church’s history, it had taken its toll on the structure. The doors had expanded and warped over time to the point that one of the two door sets weren’t being used because it was too much trouble to get them open. And locking the doors at night meant climbing onto a step and working to get the heavy tracks lined up.

 

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Some glazing and they’re ready to install

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The new doors, prior to final paint. What do you know? They actually open now.

One of the nicest things about historical reproduction is that, however important it is to remain true to the original architecture, reproduction doors and windows don’t have to live with the limitations and shortcomings of the original.

 

Besides providing new doors that actually open, Wooden Window installed modern flush bolts in the doors to keep the church secure.

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When one of the church’s flock saw the new installation for the first time, they asked, “where are the new doors?”. For us, there is no higher compliment. A perfect match.

“Everybody at the church is thrilled.”


Spiritual Renewal-St. John’s Bye, Bye Betsy
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