The Cross House
When i purchased the house in 2014, that sheet of glass was in place. But where was the original wood sash?
It later turned up. In pieces. The bottom edge had severe rot, and the lower rail had fallen away. Why this damage had occurred I could not explain as the adjacent window sashes proved in excellent condition under all the many layers of paint.
I caulked the sheet of glass to keep it from rattling (how many years had people listed to that?), and the damaged sash just sat and sat. And sat.
I would, every now and then, debate about getting a new sash made but, as usual, I was curious to see if this ancient original artifact could be salvaged. The debate though would never get resolved so the sash continued its tenuous existence between life and death.
With my recent great excitement about getting the basement window sashes restored, I at last turned attentions to the tenuous sash.