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The Peale Museum

The Peale Museum, constructed in 1812 by Charles Wilson Peale and his son, Rembrandt Peale, was the first purpose-built museum in the United States. Since 1812, there have been multiple renovations and restorations of the building, the earliest dating back to 1830.

In 2017, C&H Restoration and Renovation was tasked with the restoration of the front facade and all of the windows and doors on the property. C&H fully stripped all the exterior woodwork, and found evidence of multiple prior restorations of the windows.

During the restoration, C&H was able to salvage and reuse the purple manganese glass that was still in some of the front facade windows.

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