Universal Window and Door Completes Lawrence, MA Project

October 2019 – Universal Window and Door (UWD) has completed another successful restoration project of an historic building, providing windows for more than 525 openings at the Van Brodie Mill in Lawrence, MA. The historic replica windows from the UWD Series 700 Fixed and the Series 550 Double-hung are historically accurate aluminum replacement windows which meet the strict requirements of the National Park Service and Massachusetts Historical Commission.

Van Brodie Mill Before (left) and After (right)

The recent renovation of the Van Brodie Mill in the Arlington Mills Historic District converted the 1919 yarn factory, which had been vacant for the last 15 years, into 102 mixed-income apartments for owner Trinity Financial. Universal Window and Door worked in conjunction with Rich Exterior Solutions Inc. of Falmouth, Maine with the windows being manufactured in the Universal Window and Door factory in nearby Marlborough, MA. Architect on the project was ICON Architecture with Aberthaw Construction as general contractor.

“We at Universal are proud to be part of a project that transformed this beautiful mill building into much needed mixed-income housing, and to continue to make a contribution to historic preservation through these award-winning historic mill conversion projects,” said Jim Finn, President and CEO of Universal Window and Door.

Universal Window and Door has been a part of multiple award-winning projects in Lawrence in recent years, including Lupoli Companies’ Riverwalk (2018 Menino Legacy Award and 2019 Paul & Niki Tsongas Award, Preservation Massachusetts), and Loft Five50 (2017 Tsongas Award, as well as awards from National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, and Multifamily Executive).

Visit New England Real Estate Journal for more information on the Van Brodie Mill project.

Universal Window and Door provides custom solutions for the restoration and renovation of historic and other existing buildings. UWD also has a full line of products for new construction – commercial, institutional and residential.  To read more about UWD’s product lines, capabilities, and other projects, please visit www.universalwindow.com or our investments page.

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