Sunday, October 16, 2011

Historic Window Preservation, Rocky Mountain National Park

Returning from his wartime duty in England, one Montanan watched as his ship approached New York.
"Just think," the guy next to him said, "somewhere in those canyons you can find anything you want."
"Yeah," the Montanan said. "Show me where I can go shoot an elk."

Edmund Christopherson, This Here is Montana, 1961


This is the view outside the Projects Administration Shop where I worked this summer at Rocky Mountain National Park (ROMO). Not a bad view.


Here's a view of the inside of the shop, it's quite cramped and tiny compared to what I worked in at Yosemite.


I am a specialist in repair work on historic windows, my dad taught me how to glaze a window when I was a teenager in the 1970's and got really good when I worked at Lassen Volcanic National Park. At Lassen I restored windows and built new sashes, the same at Yosemite where I lost count of how many windows I repaired, built and glazed. For some reason this summer at ROMO we had a lot of windows to repair and re-glazed, I worked on the windows at the historic assistant superintendent's house and then all these storm windows.


I put glass lights in and glazed 13 windows the day I took these photos, it was a lot of work!

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