Lauderdale Courthouse/ Ripley, TN

Historic renovation revitalizes courthouse and town square

In 2009 the city of Ripley decided it was time to restore their downtown area where the Lauderdale County Courthouse, built in 1936, stood at its center. Historically correct Marvin windows were specified to replace inefficient old steel single‐glazed windows. Fixed casements with LoE2 with argon glazing were installed inside the existing steel window frames, preventing demolition around the openings and reducing hazardous material removal. Frame expanders minimized any reduction of daylight opening and preserved original appearances while greatly improving energy performance. Windows and commercial doors with unique simulated divided lite patterns in bronze anodized aluminum clad echoed the building’s deco style.

Project Highlights

  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the courthouse was refurbished to highlight its mid‐1930’s Art Deco‐style.
  • LoE2 with argon glazing combined with an updated HVAC system dramatically improved the building’s energy efficiency.
  • Part of a larger project intended to revitalize Ripley’s town square into a family-friendly destination.

Building type

Historic renovation of government building

Units and Applications

Clad Commercial Doors with SDL
Clad Ultimate Replacement Casements
Custom color bronze aluminum cladding


A2H Architects


Henson Construction Services

  Lauderdale Courthouse

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