Wonderful Restoration Project

stained glass

Restoration Project: Historic stained glass windows were recently restored and sealed by Ciavarella Design Architects

Our friends over at Ciavarella Design Architects just finished a dynamite historic restoration project. They managed the removal and restoration of the massive stained glass windows at Aberdeen, SD’s historic Central High School building. These windows had been covered up for years on the inside probably for heating purposes. As a student, I never saw the sunshine through them. Aberdeen Parks and Recreation now use the building and surround complex for a variety of cultural activities and events. It’s one of the best adaptive reuse examples in Aberdeen. See more pics on Facebook.

Ciavarella Design Architects have offices in Aberdeen and Mitchell. They are responsible for new commercial buildings and houses all over South Dakota. Restoration architecture is one of their specialties. As well as window replacement. This spring, Aberdonians will delight in a new streetscape project, also designed by Ciavarella. Most of the installation was completed in 2010 as the snow fell. We’re all looking forward to benches, plantings, sculptures, and lighting. Watch for it!

Like This Restoration Project? There’s More History in Aberdeen Magazine!


An exterior view showing the scale of these windows

There are all sorts of historic restorations happening in Aberdeen, South Dakota. If you’ve ever wanted to stay on top of what’s happening in town, you can check out Aberdeen Magazine. Aberdeen Magazine is a lifestyle and culture magazine for the Aberdeen community and region. Our goal is to champion our community, position it in a positive light, and promote those doing good things for our future. There is currently nothing like it available to the people of our area. Subscribe to Aberdeen Magazine to have every issue delivered to your door!

Aberdeen Magazine is a product of McQuillen Creative Group, Inc. of Aberdeen. MCG has been providing advertising and marketing services since 1995. Our specialties include publication design, graphic design, logo design, brochures, catalogs, website development, and video production. Learn more about us at McQuillenCreative.com. MCG is owned by Troy McQuillen. Aberdeen Magazine is a different type of publication in that it is not set out at business for free distribution. It is sold at several retail outlets as well as our office.