Universal Window Provides Over 1,000 Windows to Junction Shop Lofts

June 05, 2016

Worcester, MA – June 5th 2016 – Brady Sullivan and Starr Development recently completed Junction Shop Lofts, an adaptive re-use project which transformed a 19th century factory complex into 173 luxury apartments. Listed on the National Park Service National Register of Historic Places as well as the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System, the 233,000 Square mill complex was constructed in stages between 1850 and 1908, and was once home to businesses such as the Taylor & Farley Organ factory and the Knowles Loom Works.


Universal Window and Door supplied 1,085 historically accurate windows – a combination of Series 400 Double Hung and Series 700 Steel Replica – to ensure that the developers complied with the exacting standards of not only the National Parks Service, but also the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Worcester Historical Commission and Preservation Worcester.


“Opening a mill loft community in Worcester is very exciting for all of us at Brady Sullivan Properties,” said Arthur Sullivan, Principal of Brady Sullivan Properties in a statement. “Worcester has such a rich mill history, and as one of the largest cities in New England with a vibrant entertainment, arts, and education environment, we are proud to be a part of it. As with all of our mill communities, our focus throughout has been to retain the historic integrity of the property, while transforming it into elegant living spaces that embody the modern lifestyle.”


The 1, 2, 3, & 4 bedroom loft apartments feature exposed brick and beams, original wood floors, and soaring ceilings. Amenities include a fully-equipped fitness center, indoor basketball court, state-of-the-art theatre room, community game room, patio and outdoor courtyard, pet park and putting green.




Since this release was originally published, Junction Shop Lofts was awarded the 2017 Preservation Massachusetts’ Paul & Niki Tsongas Award, which annually recognizes excellence in historic preservation projects.