The Villagers of Coral Gables have supported many historic preservation projects around town, with four projects focused on the restoration of the Arthur Montgomery Guesthouse. The most recent project supported the replacement of thirteen windows. William Medellin, architect and consultant for the Institute for Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) and Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program (CAP),suggested replacing the broken glass to prevent rainwater infiltration and repairing a wind jamb that had plaster damage in his assessment of our historic structures.
Mr. Medellin also noted hairline cracks above multiple window headers. Thanks to his observations, the structural problems were noted and The Villagers supported the restoration.
The Arthur Montgomery Guesthouse now has 13 new hurricane proof windows, which will surely last for the next 75 years. Montgomery Botanical Center thanks The Villagers for their continued support.