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Custom Tulip Grilles on Wood Windows Preserve Historic Apartment Building


Project Scope

  • Type: Business
  • Industry: Trade
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Age of Structure: Unknown
  • Area of Structure Involved: Front of Building
  • Window Materials Used: Wood


Image of historic building with old windows before replacement


Side street view of historic building with updated windows

Front facade of historic building with new windows

Our Pella Commercial team worked with Philly Office Retail to conquer a historic building update project: Market Square Apartments. Our single-hung windows were installed to match and highlight the historic profiles of this building.

A main focal point for this project was the three “tulip” grille patterns that we needed to create to match the existing profiles to get approval from the Philadelphia Historical Commission. While completing the field verification, our team was able to retrieve each of the three sashes in question. We made the initial measurements on the existing grille pattern, then full-size templates were printed, and guaranteed that they were a proper match.

The end result was a beautifully updated historic building complete with wood single-hung and custom windows that didn't stray from the buildings' architectural style.

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About The Author

Geoff Stokes is a Senior Commercial and Residential Sales Associate for Gunton Corporation. During his 18 year tenure with this team, he has experience selling across all business segments for Pella: Retail, Trade, New Construction as well as large commercial projects. He is the recipient of multiple awards from Gunton Corporation including Presidents Club, Circle of Excellence, Sales Person of the Year along with two career Achievement recognition awards. Geoff's strength is working closely with Architects, Commercial Contractors, Design Build firms as well as anyone who wants to learn more about Pella Windows and Doors. Geoff is hands on, so call him to discuss and measure your next project. Or you can catch him at the local SADV meetings if you are a member.

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