From Factory Floor to Your Door in New Albany, IN
WindowDecor is a family-owned and operated company that was founded in 1993 by Daniel Leadingham. Daniel founded WindowDecor with the goal of providing his community with timely and cost effective window coverings by offering a “from factory floor to customer’s door” level of service.
We encourage you to take advantage of our knowledge and experience by scheduling a free consultation to allow us to help guide you through all the decisions you’ll be making to turn your house into a home. From project design to installation, from manufacturing to warranty, WindowDecor looks forward to helping you accomplish your vision. Come see why we are the most referred Window Covering company in New Albany, IN!
We know blinds.
Plantation shutters, roman shades, interior blinds, exterior porch enclosures — if you have a window, we can help you make it look stunning.
We are an end-to-end shop. That means we:
- Consult to help you find the right window coverings.
- Design and produce these window coverings (nearly all are made in the USA)
- Professionally Install them directly in your home or commercial project.
- Don’t need to pay for consultation or measurements
- Don’t need to work with a middleman
- Don’t need to hire an outside installer
Trusted in New Albany, IN for More Than 30 Years
Businesses and home owners trust us to cover their windows.
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Feel confident in your decisions.
You can make all of these decisions about plantation shutters and exterior shades on your own. You really can. But do you want to?
For decades now our team has been helping customers in New Albany, IN find beautiful and creative new ways to enjoy their homes. We do this work day in and day out. We can help you save time and save money by finding what you want quickly. We would love to have you join us and see for yourself how good it feels to be working with a company that cares.
You work with one company from start to finish. We design, manage, and install your window treatment project — inside and outside.
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We are WindowDecor.
Serving New Albany, IN and surrounding communities.
For three generations, WindowDecor has specialized in building and selling blinds and various window coverings. We work directly with you, the homeowners, to give you professional expertise without the added costs.
The land of New Albany was officially granted to the United States after the American Revolutionary War. The territory had been captured by George Rogers Clark in 1779. For his services Clark was awarded large tracts of land in Southern Indiana including most of Floyd County. After the war Clark sold and distributed some of his land to his fellow soldiers. The area of New Albany ended up in the possession of Col. John Paul.
New Albany was founded in July 1813 when three brothers from New York —Joel, Abner, and Nathaniel Scribner—arrived at the Falls of the Ohio and named the site after the city of Albany, New York. They purchased the land from Col. John Paul. New Albany was platted by John Graham on the land owned by the Scribner brothers. In 1814 Joel and Mary Scribner built their home in New Albany; the Scribner House still stands today.
New Albany was incorporated as a town in 1817 as part of Clark County. In 1819, three years after Indiana was admitted as a state, New Albany became the seat of government for newly established Floyd County. A courthouse was finally built in 1824.
New Albany grew rapidly and was the largest city in Indiana from 1816 until 1860 when overtaken by Indianapolis. Before the Civil War, over half of Hoosiers worth over $100,000 lived in New Albany, making it by far the wealthiest part of the state. The steamboat industry was the engine of the city’s economy during the mid-19th century. Fueled by abundant forests for lumber, at least a half-dozen shipbuilders were in operation and turned out a multitude of steamboats and packet boats, including the Robert E. Lee, Eliza Battle, the Eclipse, and the A.A. Shotwell. Shipbuilding was accompanied by a wide range of ancillary business including machine shops, foundries, cabinet and furniture factories, and silversmith shops. Its second largest business was the American Plate Glass Works.
In 1847 the city was connected to the port at Michigan City, Indiana on Lake Michigan via the Monon railroad. In 1853 the New Albany High School opened, the first public high school in the state. The original school was built at the corner of West First Street and Spring Street. New Albany would also be the first in the state to create a consolidated school district several years later.
Ashbel P. Willard, governor of the state of Indiana and a native of New Albany, dedicated the Floyd County Fairgrounds in 1859. That year, the Indiana State Fair was held in New Albany. During the Civil War, the fairgrounds were converted to become Camp Noble and used as a muster point for the area’s regiments.
During the Civil War New Albany served as both a supply center for Union troops and as a medical care center for wounded soldiers. Up to 1,500 wounded soldiers were treated in New Albany during the war, many non-medical buildings were converted into makeshift hospitals. In 1862, Abraham Lincoln established one of the first seven national cemeteries in New Albany for burying the many war dead. Despite the ongoing war, a new courthouse was built in 1865 which was used until the 1960s when the current City-County courthouse was constructed, also the first in Indiana.
The Town Clock Church, now the Second Baptist Church, was used as the New Albany stop in the Underground Railroad. The original steeple was destroyed by a lightning strike in 1915 and a new replica steeple wasn’t completed until 101 years later in 2016.
During the American Civil War the trade with the South dwindled, as New Albany was boycotted by both sides, by Confederates because it was in a Union state and by the North because it was considered as too friendly to the South. Indianapolis overtook New Albany as Indiana’s largest city in 1860 and across the river Louisville’s population grew much faster, New Albany never regained its original stature. The once robust steamboat industry ended by 1870, with the last steamboat built in New Albany named, appropriately, the Robert E. Lee.
During the second half of the 19th century, New Albany experienced an industrial boom despite the collapse of the steamboat industry. The advent of the railroad created economic opportunity for the city as a pork packing and locomotive repair center. A bridge was built across the Ohio River in 1886 providing a rail and road connection with Kentucky. American Plate Glass Works opened in 1865 which employed as many as 2,000 workers. When the factory relocated in 1893 New Albany lost a large part of its population and went into economic decline.
In the early 20th century, New Albany became a center of plywood and veneer, and its largest employer was the New Albany Veneering Company. By 1920, New Albany was the largest producer of plywood and veneer in the world with other producers including Indiana Veneer Panel Company and Hoosier Panel Company.
On March 23, 1917, a tornado struck the north side of New Albany, killing 45 persons.
Interstate 64 was built through New Albany in 1961 and led to the construction of the Sherman Minton Bridge. The project cost $14.8 million. The bridge was named for US Senator and later Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton, who was a native of nearby Georgetown and practiced law in New Albany. The bridge was named the “most beautiful long-span bridge of 1961” by the American Institute of Steel Construction.
Charles A. Prosser lived in New Albany for much of his life. Charles Allen Prosser School of Technology was named in honor of his accomplishments as the “father of vocational education.” In the mid and late 20th century, New Albany became an innovator in using electronic media in education. New Albany High School, a public school, started WNAS-FM in 1949, which is the nation’s oldest continuously operating high school radio station. In the late 1960s, Slate Run Elementary School started WSRS, a non-licensed student-produced closed-circuit television service for its classrooms, one of the nation’s first in an elementary school.
In January 1937, a major flood struck the region. New Albany, like the other river towns, had no flood walls and no methods of regulating the river. The Ohio River rose to 60.8 feet at New Albany, leaving most of the town under 10 or more feet of water for nearly three weeks. The flood was the worst disaster to befall the city.
After the flood, New Albany was the first city in the region to begin construction on massive flood walls around the city. New Albany’s flood walls served as examples for those constructed around Louisville and Clark County.
New Albany is located at 38°18′07″N 85°49′17″W / 38.301935°N 85.821442°W (38.301935, −85.821442).
According to the 2010 census, New Albany has a total area of 15.111 square miles (39.14 km2), of which 14.94 square miles (38.69 km2) (or 98.87%) is land and 0.171 square miles (0.44 km2) (or 1.13%) is water.