New Haven, CT - Progress on the refinishing of the Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater fixtures continued on the Type B, Type D, Type C, Type H, and E fixtures. All of the fixtures were stripped to the original base and the prepped for primer, base coat and the custom bled poly chrome finish.
Mobile, Al -
Grand Light has been contracted to restore a chandelier for the historic Saenger Theater in Mobile Alabama.
Rapid City, SD - Grand Light has been contracted to restore 40 lighting fixtures for Dakota Middle School's historic theater in Rapid City South Dakota.
New Haven, CT - Grand Light has begun the restoration of four historic lighting fixtures from the Briton Hadden Memorial Building. The building is home to the Yale Daily News, which is claimed to be the "oldest college daily" in the United States.
Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance recently recognized The United Congregational Church of Orford, New Hampshire with a Preservation Achievement Award for the restoration
and rehabilitation of the United Congregational Church. Grand Light is proud to have been a part of this project and congratulates the church on receiving the recognition.
CONCORD, MA - This past Tuesday, restoration professionals from Grand Light returned to Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, Massachusetts to reinstall a beautifully restored crystal chandelier. The chandelier had been on display for a number of decades in the Stedman Buttrick House, which serves as the park's headquarters and visitors' center for the historic North Bridge.
The restoration team is currently in the process of completely restoring and rewiring a large crystal chandelier from the Minute Man National Historical Park's North Bridge Visitor Center in Concord, Massachusetts.
Following removal and partial dissasembly on site at the park, the chandelier was driven to Grand Light's restoration workshop, where the chandelier's delicate arms, center column and all remaining components were photographed and cataloged. The chandelier was then completely disassembled and all components were inspected for mechanical deficiencies.
The restoration team from Grand Light traveled to Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, Massachusetts last Wednesday to remove a crystal chandelier in need of restoration, rewiring, and repair. The chandelier has been on display in the Stedman Buttrick House, which serves as the park's headquarters and visitors' center for the historic North Bridge.
The 971-acre park receives over one million visitors each year, who come to see important sites associated with the opening battle of the American Revolution. Congress established the park in 1959 to preserve and protect areas such as the first four miles of the Battle Road, where Colonists fired upon British troops as they returned from Boston, and the place where the "shot heard 'round the world" was fired. The park also preserves The Wayside, where 19th century authors kept the spirit of the Revolution alive by creating uniquely American literature.
The first of two large Bohemian crystal chandeliers from the New Haven Museum has been completely restored and rewired, and is being carefully packed for final assembly at the museum.
Two large Bohemian crystal chandeliers from the New Haven Museum and Historical Society have been designated for a complete restoration. The work is being performed by the restoration team at the New Haven based Grand Light. The team has completed restoration projects for Attica Prison, Yale University, The Shubert Theater, and other prestigious institutions nationwide.
The majority of the components for the four large antique chandeliers mentioned in our previous updates have been completely restored, and are currently being reassembled.
Several different lighting fixtures from Yale's Calhoun College are currently being worked on simultaneously in Grand Light's restoration shop.
The Yale Calhoun College lighting restoration project continues with the recent completion of six polished brass wall sconces and a matching chandelier. With many of the outdoor fixtures completed, attention now turns to the large, two-tier chandeliers and the remaining wall sconces.
One of the medium sized chandeliers from the Yale Calhoun College project has been completed. The fixture's components were stripped from the frame and then refinished to their original state. Then, the crystal prisms were individually cleaned and re-pinned, and the fixture was reassembled and rewired and tested in accordance with UL standards.
Grand Light's restoration team recently completed the restoration of ten gothic-style chandeliers for the auditorium of the Washington Irving Intermediate School, located in Tarrytown, New York.
Grand Light recently completed the restoration
of a green chandelier and 4 matching wall sconces for Yale's Brady Memorial Lab
. This is the most recent restoration of a number of projects Grand Light has done for Yale University over the past several years.
Recently, Grand Light's team received a
crystal chandelier from a private residence that was in need of restoration
particular crystal chandelier is a family heirloom that belonged to our client's
grandmother and she wanted it brought back to the original condition of when it
hung in the families' dining room.
Yale University has announced that in 2008 it will begin a full-scale renovation of their Calhoun College. As a result of the high level of satisfaction with the work previously done for Yale University, which includes the Marquand Chapel chandeliers
, Dwight Hall fixtures
, and the Divinity School chandelier
, the experts at Grand Light were contracted to begin the extensive restoration of the light fixtures for the college.
All ten chandeliers from the Washington Irving Intermediate School have now undergone a complete restoration and are ready to be transported back to Tarrytown, NY, one full week ahead of schedule.
Following the approval of the prototype chandelier restoration, Grand Light's restoration team is nearing completion of the remaining nine fixtures from the auditorium at Washington Irving Intermediate School and is preparing to ship them back to Tarrytown, NY.
For the past several weeks, Grand Light's restoration experts have been working on the prototype chandelier for Washington Irving Intermediate School in Tarrytown, NY. After disassembling the one fixture, which had one hundred and twenty components, the structure of the chandelier was inspected and repaired as needed.
The first of several chandeliers being restored for Washington Irving Intermediate School in Tarrytown, New York has progressed according to schedule, and the piece is now nearing the finishing stages of the restoration.
The pieces of the wall sconces and chandelier from Yale Medical School's Brady Memorial Lab have been refinished, polished and wired, and the completed work is undergoing final inspections.
As part of a massive renovation of Washington Irving Intermediate School in Tarrytown, NY., Grand Light has been called in to restore a series of ten chandeliers and to design and fabricate ten custom exit signs for the schools' auditorium.
Summer is restoration season, and the work shop at Grand Light has been bustling with activity as we're working on numerous restoration jobs simultaneously.
One project we've been working on is the restoration of an antique chandelier with four matching wall sconces for Yale Medical Schools' Brady Memorial Lab.
New Haven, Conn., July 18th, 2008 -- Grand Light, a Connecticut based lighting and design company, has launched a brand new client-focused website in response to increasing inquiries regarding their lighting restoration services.
Grand Light's restoration team travel to Orford, New Hampshire to install the antique Gothic style chandelier that had spent the past several weeks in the New Haven, Conn. workshop undergoing a complete restoration.
The restoration work shop at Grand Light has been very busy
over the past few weeks, as "restoration season" has begun. One of the projects we've been working on is
this antique chandelier with matching wall sconces for Yale Medical School's Brady Memorial
At Grand Light, our restoration team has been working hard on completing the restoration of this 67" dodecagonal gothic-style
for the Orford Congregational Church in New Hampshire.
In early 2008, the ceiling of the Orford United Congregational Church collapsed, and the chandelier that once hung shattered to the ground. Entombed in a closed-off section of the bell tower, lay a magnificent 67" dodecagonal gothic-style chandelier. The original gas mirrored reflector chandelier was made circa 1850-1870, and led the restoration search committee chairman Carl Schmidt and Reverend Wilson to Grand Light's restoration team.
Facing a tight
deadline, the New Haven, Conn.-based lighting restoration company recreated an antique
crystal chandelier that fell during cleaning, only 12 days before the 2007
National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
N.Y., July 28, 2007 -- Twelve
days before Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. were inducted into the National
Baseball Hall of Fame, workers at the Otesaga Resort and Hotel were cleaning the
antique Czech crystal chandelier when it fell 20 feet to the ground.
The Otesaga, which would host the inductees and other
baseball greats, was without its crystal centerpiece, which was originally made
around 1910 in London.
Fortunately, Grand Light was there to pick up the pieces.