Something Old

Workshop looks at old windows

More than 50 percent of the houses in Kalamazoo were built before 1960, so chances are that the average Kalamazoo homeowner has an old double-hung window or two. And for those who don’t know the difference between a stool, a stop and a parting bead, the Kalamazoo Public Library is offering a free online workshop at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 to explain the intricacies of old windows.

“How to Understand Your Window” will be presented by the Old House Owners Workshop (OHOW), a program of the city of Kalamazoo’s Historic Preservation Commission. The workshop will explore window anatomy and function. North Coast Window Works owner Peter Carroll joins Historic Preservation Coordinator Sharon Ferraro and OHOW Planning Committee member Lenee Powell-Wilson to answer common window questions.

The workshop is available to view at For more information, visit