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Taking the Delphi Opera House by Storm...Windows!

The Delphi Preservation Society will be installing energy-efficient and sound-isolating interior storm windows to the tall second and third floor windows at the Delphi Opera House thanks to a generous grant from North Central Health Services (NCHS), administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF). In all fifteen windows ranging in height from 8 1/2 to 15 feet will receive interior storm panels custom-manufactured and fitted for each window by Allied Windows of Cincinnati, Ohio.

According to Joe Mayfield, President of Delphi Preservation Society, Inc. which owns the building, the interior storm windows are expected to reduce energy bills by $4,800 to $6,500 per year. "The historic windows were restored in 2007 during a facade restoration project retaining their single-pane glazing in accordance with preservation guidelines. The interior storm windows will protect the view of these character-defining features while adding energy savings and patron comfort for the building."

 Sara Daly Brosman, Executive Director of Delphi Opera House, Inc. which manages operations and programming at the opera house, looks forward to the impact the windows will have on patron comfort and performances. "Train horns and street noise can be heard during some of our performances at the Delphi Opera House. These interior storm windows will significantly reduce sound infiltration and greatly increase the comfort of patrons sitting near these tall windows during cold weather. We can't wait!"

The installation is expected to be completed during February and March 2019, thanks to the generous grant from NCHS and the assistance from the staff at TAF.

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