Windows connect the outside of a building to the inside. Windows allow light and air into buildings and occupants to see out from inside. Windows form a barrier against sound and provide ventilation.
Wooden windows are an important distinguishing characteristic and an integral part of the character of historic buildings. The design, craftsmanship, and materials used in wooden windows often make them worthy of preservation. Determining whether repair or replacement of wooden windows is the best option can be a complicated process. This webpage has been created to assist owners of historic buildings to understand the challenges of maintaining wooden windows.
This webpage is intended to provide resources that will inform the reader and lead to successful and long-term preservation, repair, and restoration decisions to maintain Eureka's "historic fabric", the pride of Humboldt County.
Development of this webpage and the publications included here was made possible through a Certified Local Government (CLG) grant obtained by the City of Eureka. CLG grants, administered by the California State Office of Historic Preservation, are Federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.