Evanston Roundhouse / Evanston, WY

A project of colossal scale

The Union Pacific Roundhouse and Machine Shop was built in 1871 and was actively used by the railroad until 1998. Almost immediately city officials envisioned a new future for the historic buildings as an event center that could generate income for the town. Renovations to the first of four sections of the Roundhouse began in early 2008, including addressing some impressive fenestration needs, with rough openings more than twenty feet wide. Ultimate Double Hung Magnums were used to replicate the look of the original windows and create units that could both fill the space and support the heavy expanses of glass. A special 9” space mull was developed to satisfy historical criteria, and a custom 2” thick sash was created to carry the load of large expanses of glass.










Project Highlights

  • Clad Ultimate Double Hung Magnums with 2” Checkrail Units were used, enhanced by 7/8” SDLs with spacer bars. Even though the immense windows are fixed, sash are offset to create an operable double hung look.
  • All construction has been done with strict adherence to historical accuracy, down to Union Pacific colors yellow and maroon.
  • Original doors that the trains had used to enter the Roundhouse for maintenance now frame windows. In these openings, wood picture window sash were used so that the exterior surfaces would fade and weather at the same rate as their wood frames.

Building type

Historic renovation, railroad roundhouse

Units and Applications

Ultimate Double Hung Magnum with 2” Checkrail units
Casement wood sash and Picture windows
Custom casings, 7/8” SDLs and Wineberry clad exteriors

Architect

Myers‐Anderson

Contractor

Hogan and Associates


  Evanston Roundhouse

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