St. John's College
McDowell Hall was a principle building at this school’s founding in the 17th century. It burned badly in the early 20th century. What we restored and what you see here is an approximate of rebuilding of the original building.
The windows were overpainted and under-repaired. There were many function and fit issues throughout, but relatively little serious decay. This project was a good candidate for our refurbishment process. By not stripping all paint and putty unnecessarily, we could save the college nearly 30% from the restoration budget.
The new McDowell Hall, though with many quotes from the original structure, forwards the influence of Georgian-style academic architecture.
This muntin profile common before the Industrial Revolution was present at McDowell hall. I think therefore, in their rebuilding in 1910, they chose to be inspired by the original profile from 1784.