Sculpted trim lends elegance to Gretna City Hall’s new hurricane-resistant windows
More than a century old, Gretna City Hall in New Orleans holds a special place in its historic community. When it came time for the building to receive a hurricane-resistant update, historical review boards in both New Orleans and Jefferson Parrish ensured that the new windows for the Gretna City Hall would replicate the originals right down to the sculpted trim.
The three-story building housed the Jefferson Parish Courthouse until 1958, when it moved to a newer, larger courthouse. The interior was remodeled and the building reopened to the public in 1964, functioning as Gretna City Hall. In 1983, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lying on the west bank of the Mississippi River across from Uptown New Orleans on the east side, the city of Gretna is subject to the harsh weather conditions of hurricane-prone Louisiana. When the historic Gretna City Hall replaced their old, water-damaged windows, hurricane -resistant windows were at the top of the list.
DeGeorge Glass Company Inc. installed WINCO’s single hung 4410S Series windows. The new windows recreate the historical look with its integral sloped exterior glazing leg. The 4410S Series windows maintain the clean appearance and weather-tight construction needed for this location. The windows feature hurricane-resistant laminated glass — a protective measure for this historical building, as well as a means of preserving the building envelope, the property, and occupants within.
The final touch — WINCO went the extra mile to match the ornate trim and panels of the original window design. The new windows are a standout with a bone white Kynar paint finish.
Director of Public Utilities
Burgdahl & Graves, AIA Architects
LLJ Environmental Construction LLC
DeGeorge Glass Company Inc.