Historic Restoration Project Nears Completion

On the day before Thanksgiving, KPH Construction set the final window sashes at Washington High School along historic Sherman Boulevard.  KPH partnered with Milwaukee Public Schools for six months on the nearly $1million historic restoration project. The effort kicked off in June 2017 and included complete restoration of 168 windows over four stories.

Built in 1912, and home to now more than 1,000 students and staff, Washington High School boasts a beautifully ornate façade that serves as the face of the Sherman Park community. But after 100 years of weathering, the building required restoration of its original wood windows that garnish the east elevation.

Despite inclement weather, laborious abatement of years of hazardous materials, and various logistical challenges, KPH was able to work with MPS and Washington High School to safely and successfully execute its work while the school remained occupied and classes in session.  The project is currently on budget and on schedule, slated for completion in December, so that windows are ready for Wisconsin’s cold winter and generations of students to come.