The Performing Artists Collective Alliance building (PACA) located on State Street will finally be restored to its original look.
According to Artistic Director Mark Tanenbaum, they will be replacing the current covered up windows with new, historically accurate windows.
The new windows will be replicas of what would have been placed in 1899. The process has been a two-year-long experience.
Tanenbaum says that PACA is currently in the process of getting the State Street building on the National Historic Register.
Each window costs upwards of $2,000 a piece.
“It was a long process,” Tanenbaum tells us. “We partnered with the Erie Community Foundation and the Erie Redevelopment Foundation. We received grant money from both and we made up the difference. The entire project cost about $107,000.”
Tanenbaum says windows will be installed starting Thursday.