Kirby Perkins To Restore Windows At The White Horse Tavern
July 27, 2016 - Newport, RI - Kirby Perkins is meticulously restoring the wooden sash windows at The White Horse Tavern in Newport, RI, the oldest operating tavern in the country, having been established in 1673. The old windows will be restored with authentic cylinder glass and vegetable oil putty glazing. In order to accomplish this project Kirby Perkins created two new temporary windows that look old and match the existing paint colors. This enables Kirby Perkins to remove and restore the old windows two at a time off site in their millwork shop. Thus, the patrons of the tavern will never know that the project is underway.
About Kirby Perkins: Kirby Perkins has been performing a full range of historic restoration services for over 36 years, utilizing a very experienced in-house staff and state of the art millwork shop. They have been hired for challenging historic restoration projects from Gilded Age Newport Mansions to historic plantations in Virginia and have received a number of prestigious awards in the field of historic restoration. Based in Newport, RI where the company developed its restoration skills, Kirby Perkins has proven to be very resourceful in its ability to meticulously restore historic properties nationwide.