Historic Fire Station No. 7 Window Restoration Tour

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February 23, 2023
Houston Fire Station No. 7
2403 Milam St.
Houston, TX

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SAVE THE DATE!  Join AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Spring Preservation on-Site

Thursday, February 23

** Please note, the fire house is currently under construction, therefore space is limited for this tour.  Our hope is to have a follow up tour for a larger audience once construction is complete  **

 

Houston Fire Station No. 7 Window Restoration Tour

 

 

Please join Plum Alley Windows, REPRACTICE architecture, Tellepsen Builders for a windows ONLY tour; an introduction to old wood windows and how they work. The Houston fire museum is a wonderful and unique example of turn of th century industrial wood windows.  

Discussion Points:

  • See the inner workings of a traditional weight and pulley window system typical of old homes, and the slightly different commercial system used on the fire station windows
  • Discuss restoration process with paint, repairing damaged wood/joints, and weatherstripping
  • Original hardware versus reproduction
  • Discuss different types of glass and how to preserve original glass while increasing energy efficiency