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Grand Light Begins Restoration on Dakota Middle School Theater

Grand Light Begins Restoration on Dakota Middle School Theater

Rapid City, SD – Grand Light has been contracted to restore 40 lighting fixtures for Dakota Middle School’s historic theater in Rapid City, SD.

Dakota Middle School was originally Rapid City High School, and was built in 1923. It was the only public high school in the city until 1969. The building was nominated for the National Register for its significance in the areas of education, social history and architecture.

The fixtures being restored include 11 ceiling lights, 15 pendant lights, and 14 sconces.

 

 

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One of the damaged pendant lights before being taken down from the theater and shipped to Grand Light.
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A photograph of the wall sconce as it sits installed prior to removal and shipment to Grand Light for restoration.
 
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This is the ceiling fixture as it sits installed prior to removal and shipment to Grand Light for restoration.
 
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Shown are the containers received by Grand Light from the electrical contractor. These custom crates were built to accommodate the fixtures for Dakota Middle School ensuring safe shipment.
 

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These fixtures were shipped via Freight Carrier whom has the capabilities to deliver using air ride suspension, as a means of extra protection for the safe arrivals of the fixtures.

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Shown above are some of the fixtures after being removed from the shipping crates being inspected for mechanical and finish defects prior to restoration.
 
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The ceiling lights above will be cleaned and restored. The sconces will be cleaned, repaired, and rewired as needed.
 
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About Grand Light:

Grand Light has restored, replicated and manufactured custom lighting fixtures at every scale, including various projects at Yale University,  the Lincoln Square Theater in Decatur, IL, The Otesaga Resort and Hotel in Cooperstown, NY, The Shubert Theater in New Haven, CT, and other prestigious projects nation wide.

Located at 580 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT, Grand Light has been serving the interior and exterior lighting needs of homeowners and professionals since 1929.

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