Boston Volvo Village recently completed the historic renovation of 61 N. Beacon St., now home to its new urban dealership and offices. The five-story, 71,000 square-foot historic Beaux Arts building, constructed in 1925, was once the New England regional headquarters for International Harvester. Marlborough-based Universal Window supplied the historic replica windows for the renovation, using a combination of its 550 Series Double Hung and 700 Series Steel Replica windows.

Universal accessed its library of historic panning profiles to meticulously match the original moulding profiles shown on the old blueprints. The windows were mulled and custom panning was attached in the Marlborough factory. Arched triple-hung units were shipped factory mulled with panning spanning across all three units.

The building features arched windows, highlighted by a 50-foot bay window opening to the lobby, which includes a dramatic canopy entrance. There are 8- to 10-foot high windows on the main floor, with operable 3- to 4-foot high windows on the upper floors, providing abundant natural light for the building.

The architect for the project is Arrowstreet and CM&B of Danvers was the construction manager/contractor. The project is being managed by the Ciccolo Group. CBRE New England is the exclusive leasing agent for both the office and retail space.

“Universal is proud to be a part of the project that restores this historically significant building to its former glory,” says Tony Muraco, CEO of Universal Window and Door. “We are always pleased to be part of significant restorations like the former International Harvester building.”

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