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From small community Main Street to the Pentagon in Washington
D.C., Leeds Clark has participated in over 2,800 preservation
projects in one of the following capacities: prime contractor,
sub-contractor, project manager, consultant, or single source
supplier. Leeds Clark specializes in historic preservation
with approximately 85% of revenues generated from historic
wood and steel window restoration, replication, and consultation.
No other firm has been established longer or participated
in more window preservation projects than Leeds Clark.
Below are several of Leeds Clark's most memorable projects:
of 172 Historic Wood Windows, Transoms, & Bell Tower
Clark was honored at the annual ('97) Texas Historic Preservation
Conference in Austin, Texas with the Award of Excellence in
Historic Architecture for Craftsmanship. The award was given
for the firm's work on the Hill County Courthouse Phase I.
Leeds Clark replaced 172 exterior wood windows, the bell tower
louvers, and entry transoms on the Courthouse following the
devastating fire of January 1, 1993. The nomination for the
award centered on...
T. Washington High School
Historic Wood Window Restoration & Replication
Leeds Clark participated in the renovation of the 1922 Booker
T. Washington High School in Dallas, TX. Leeds Clark restored
, or replicated, all 120 historic wood windows and transoms.
The most challanging aspect of the project was the timeline
established for the project. All window work had to be copleted
during the summer break, prior to students returning to
school. Due to many circumstances, Tom Clark determined
there was only one way to approach the window preservation
effort if he was to follow the specifications, meet the
deadline, and stay within budget.
Window Survey & Consultation
Tom Clark, of Leeds Clark, was hired as an historic window
consultant for the window preservaton effort on the Goodyear
building in Dallas, TX. Due to the building being listed on
the national register and new construction of a DART rail
line beside and in front of the building, Mr Clark realized
that rehabilitating the existing historic windows for the
multi-use building faced several technical feasibilities including:
noise mitigation, historic site line, and window operation.
Reducing the noise meant making sure the historic window could
Republic Tower 1
Historic Window Consultation & Mock-ups
the onset of this project, it was the stated desire
of the owner to retain the original windows if at
all possible, and it was the recommendation of the
project's preservation architect and the THC that
this was the preferred approach. However, ongoing
leakage issues and maintenance concerns cast doubt
on the viability of retaining the windows. In order
to reach a logical and supportable conclusion to the
question, the project architect retained the services
of Leeds Clark to analyze the historic windows. Leeds
Clark was asked to take a window apart to analyze
its componets, then restore the window with new gasketing
and replacement glass. The window would then be tested
to determine the viability of retaining the windows.
If the test was successful, Leeds Clark would supply
window components, shop drawings, and specifications
for bidding If the test fails, Leeds Clark would help...Read