The sash cord in the double-hung windows at the Rosson House offices broke yesterday, creating a terrific crash inside the wall. I didn't know double-hung windows functioned by way of counterweights inside the sills. The maintenance guy came and removed the panel, revealing four hanging lead weights covered in the furry dust of almost a century.
A director, docent and myself watched the whole thing with great interest. I don't think this guy is used to ripping panels off of windows to a room full of women saying, "Ooooh!"