"Armed with an awareness of the significance of the existing window, begin to search for a replacement which retains as much of the character of the historic window as possible. There are many sources of suitable new windows. Continue looking until an acceptable replacement can be found. Check building supply firms, local woodworking mills, carpenters, preservation oriented magazines, or catalogs or suppliers of old building materials, for product information. Local historical associations and state historic preservation offices may be good sources of information on products which have been used successfully in preservation projects.The Commission serves no purpose and should be abolished. The mayors wife evidently thinks she can do what she wants and does"nt need their approval to renovate an old historical building downtown. If they allow her to keep the windows she had installed without their approval they should all resign and close the doors on the commission permentally. Ordinances should be enforced! It requires more than just receiving a letter of disapointment. What in the hell has that accomplished?
Consider energy efficiency as one of the factors for replacements, but do not let it dominate the issue. Energy conservation is no excuse for the wholesale destruction of historic windows which can be made thermally efficient by historically and aesthetically acceptable means."
The sentence beginning "Local historical associations" is funny when you think of Greeneville. Our HZC is a good source of information on political cowardice, inappropriate rehab-repair, and wholesale destruction of parts of Civil War era Main Street. Topped by frothy awards and self congratulation to themselves for damage done.