Cheney Library, Hoosick Falls
The Cheney Library is one of the architectural showpieces in the historic village of Hoosick Falls in Rensselaer County. The Carnegie style building is architecturally significant as a highly intact example of an eclectic building that draws on the Italian Renaissance architectural tradition for stylistic inspiration. Built in the period 1920-23, the library has retained a high level of historic architectural integrity with its original form and fabric intact.
Construction aid for 2004-05 was used to install interior, energy-efficient windows that matched the existing windows with their lovely arches and multiple windowpanes. The template was quite a challenge to match the small panes in the main windows. The arches were fabricated from metal to match the existing woodwork.
The final narrative for the project states: "When patrons look out the windows from inside the Library, it is very clear and the interior storm windows seem invisible. It has been noticeably warmer in the Library since the installation of the windows was completed (in late January 2005). We expect a considerable savings in our energy bills in the upcoming years."
Energy-efficient windows at Cheney Library, Hoosick Falls, NY. Click on any of the above images to see a larger version.