Sun has worked on many historic projects. A local historic replacement project Sun built windows for was the Bates Building, located on East 2nd Street in Owensboro, Kentucky. The Bates Building is a part of the Downtown Owensboro Historical District, a part of the Main Street Historic District, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The Bates Building, originally named the Owensboro Savings Bank and Trust, was built in the Moorish Revival Style in 1895. It was built at a cost of only $15,000. In the early 1900’s, a third floor was added. When the building was renovated by Terry Woodward in 2011-2012, it was renamed Parkside 100 with a restaurant on the first floor and condominiums on the upper floors. The 2011 and 2012 renovation involved Sun Windows.
The scope of the project was to renovate the structure while maintaining the significant architectural details of the building. The building was also renovated to be a mixed use building with retail space on the ground floor and condominiums on the upper floors.
Sun’s involvement required replicating the appearance of the original windows with new, aluminum-clad wood windows, including the look of putty glazed sashes as well as recreating the scroll-work archways on 6 units.
The project was approved by the Kentucky Historical Commission, and the Owensboro Historical Preservation Board.
The building, now known as Parkside 100, currently holds Mellow Mushroom, Cold Stone, and the Cup Cakery on the ground floor, with condominiums on the upper floors. It is one of the many beautiful historic buildings located on the downtown riverfront of Owensboro, Kentucky.