Bagala Window Works Projects

New Project – The Portland Observatory

The Portland Observatory, Portland, Maine

The Portland Observatory built in 1807 is the last remaining maritime signal tower in the United States.  It is listed as a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.  BWW is very happy to be involved in this window reproduction project.

Unique Door Transom


Just completed restoration on a very unique bowed door transom from a historic property in Standish, Maine.  The transom had lead muntins which we had never seen before.  We were told it is a one-of-a-kind.  These photos highlight the process we used to repair and restore it.


BWW receives Honor Award from Maine Preservation

Maine Preservation announced its selection of 2012 honorees for outstanding preservation work in the state throughout 2012, and we were selected among the many talented preservation professionals.  Our work on the windows of the Morrill N. Drew House in the west end of Portland was highlighted as outstanding.  The house is an original John Calvin Stevens design and the only residential property to be nominated this year.

Go here to learn more about Maine Preservation and the Honor Award recipients.


Park Street Door Restoration


Bagala Window Works recently completely interior and exterior door restoration at a historic school being converted into apartments. We completely restored the doors and several transoms, and fabricated new transoms, as well. The doors look beautiful and are ready to keep out cold Maine winter drafts!

Fan-lite Restoration, Bangor, Maine

Dustin working magic on an antique fan-lite. Click the images to see the details.



Restoration of 144 pane window – Cape Elizabeth, Maine

BWW recently completed restoration of a large 144-pane window. Below are photos showing the project from start to finish. Our staff did a great job troubleshooting the challenges of working with such a large window. Now our customer is very happily enjoying the beautiful view from their newly restored window! Click on the photos to see details of each step in the process.

Beautiful New (Old) Windows

Handmade Reproduction Sash

Here are some handmade reproduction sash made in our shop for a restoration project that was missing a few windows. We made them from old-growth timber salvaged from a barn and handcrafted in period style. Notice the traditional joinery using square pegs in round holes, and the beautiful tight grain of the antique douglas fir. (Just click on the photos to zoom in and see all the beautiful details.)

Historic Window Restoration Projects



– U.N.E College of Health Care Professionals, Portland, Maine

– Colby College – Chapel Windows, Waterville, Maine

– Berwick Academy – Fogg Building, Burley Davis Building, 1876 House, Berwick, Maine


Historic Museums/Houses:

– Longfellow House Portland, Maine

– Admiral Perry House, Eagle Island

– Blaine House Augusta, Maine

– Maine Fifth Regiment Peaks Island

– Monastery of the Precious Blood Portland, Maine

– Narramissic Farm Bridgton, Maine

– The Temple & Jordan Hall Ocean Park, Maine

– Poland Spring Resort Poland Spring, Maine

– Cumberland Club Portland, Maine

– Loring House Portland, Maine

– Hidden Court Cape Elizabeth, Maine

– Moses House Bridgton, Maine

– Safford House Portland Maine


Town and City Halls:

– Pownal Town Hall Pownal Maine

– Hallowell City Hall Hallowell, Maine

– Old Harpswell Town Hall Harpswell, Maine

– Augusta City Hall Augusta, Maine



– Poland Springs Chapel Poland Springs, Maine

– St. Andrews by the Sea New Hampshire

– First Parish Church Yarmouth, Maine

– Dover Baptist Church Dover, New Hampshire

– Friend’s Meeting House Portland, Maine

– Yarmouth Congregational Church Yarmouth, Maine



– Lithgow Library Augusta, Maine

– Arthur Mann Library West Paris, Maine

– Kennebunk Free Library Kennebunk, Maine

– Gardiner Public Library Gardiner, Maine

– Davis Memorial Library Limington, Maine


Other Historic Restoration Projects:

-Johnson Hall Arts Center Gardiner, Maine

– Park Street School Apartments Kennebunk, Maine

– Elm Terrace Portland, Maine

– Healey Asylum Lewiston, Maine

– Martin’s Point – Marine Hospital Portland, Maine

Residence, Portland, ME

Restored window, West End, Portland, Maine

Recently completed window on Portland’s West End

The Healy Asylum, Lewison, Maine

The Healy Asylum in Lewiston, Maine.

Bagala Window works is restoring original window sash as part of the transformation of this former children’s orphanage into 32 affordable elderly apartment units. The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979 and will be rehabilitated, in part, with tax credit equity from Historic Tax Credit (HTC) programs. All restoration work is being performed under the guidance of National Park Service standards.