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Mary Eddy Baker Historic House Restoration Project Launches

Grand Light is excited to begin working on a project for the landmark Mary Eddy Baker Historic House. The house was built circa 1880 and designed by the prestigious Boston firm of Peabody and Stearns.

Located at 400 Beacon St, Chestnut Hill, MA, the property was purchased by Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, in 1907 when extensive remodeling was done under the supervision of Chicago architect Solon S. Beman. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 4, 1986.

Grand Light has teamed with architectural firm Milford & Ford Associates, lighting designer Lam Partners, and leading construction company Consigli Construction in restoring and replicating over 170 historic lighting fixtures from the property, including chandeliers, pendants, ceiling lights, and wall sconces.

A majority of the fixtures require custom modification of the existing gas components to accommodate new UL listed components, and test in accordance with UL 1598 standards.

Grand Light carefully selected existing gas fixtures to modify with electrical components as mockups for review. Additionally, the fixtures finishes were also hand cleaned and received 2-3 coats of UV resistant protective coating of museum grade wax.

Mock-ups are essential in reflecting and testing design choice, circuitry, illuminance, layouts, and aesthetics by providing a realistic, physical perspective for the design team, with the added benefit of revealing electrical and mechanical issues that aren’t so apparent on paper.

In modifying the historic Mary Baker Eddy gas fixtures, our goal is to maintain the historical integrity and aesthetics of the existing fixtures gas components while updating to modern electrical advantages of LED technology, significantly enhancing the performance of the fixture while decreasing its energy consumption and maintenance.

For more information regarding the restoration of the historic lighting fixtures from the Mary Eddy Baker Historic House project, you may review the Historic Lighting Restoration Project Webpage.


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