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Otesaga Resort Hotel Historic Crystal Chandelier Repair

Grand Light Revisits Otesaga Resort Hotel to Repair Crystal Chandelier

Located along 700 feet of the southern shore of scenic Lake Otsego in Cooperstown, NY, the Otesaga was designed by New York architect Percy Griffin, and was opened in 1909. With its classic neo-Georgian design, this federal style building is a member of The National Trust for Historic Preservations as one of the prestigiousHistoric Hotels of America.

Grand Light’s lighting restoration team recently revisited the famous Otesaga Resort Hotel days before the 2016 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to repair damaged components on an antique crystal chandelier.

Grand Light’s restoration specialists originally visited the Otesaga Resort in 2007 when the antique chandelier fell 20 feet to the ground causing extensive damage to most of the chandeliers components. Miraculously, the restoration team was able to successfully and artfully complete the large scale restoration in time for that year’s National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.



Grand Light specialists disassembled the chandelier and removed the broken components on-site without causing any disruption to the daily activities of the Otesaga. The arms were re-potted and set overnight. The replaced components were then rewired, assembled, and tested.


The antique crystal chandelier after being successfully repaired days before the commencement of the 2016 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Grand Light specializes in the restoration of historical luminaires of every scale, material, finish, and design. From professional diagrams and plans for your project to rewiring fixtures to UL standards, our specialists have proven their reputation as exceptional lighting restorers. 

For more information regarding the original lighting restoration project, you may review the project homepage at Otesaga Resort Hotel.

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