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Bear Brook State Park

Historic Exterior Lanterns Restoration

Project Info

Job Site Allenstown, NH
Contact New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Project Description

Bear Brook State Park is a 10,000-acre preserve located in the southeast region of New Hampshire in Allenstown and neighboring towns. It is one of New Hampshire’s largest developed state park, currently having over forty miles of trails leading to seldom visited marshes, bogs, summits and ponds, that offer a variety of options for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.

Grand Light restored numerous historic exterior wall mounted lanterns from the grounds of Bear Brook State Park. These lanterns required several mechanical repairs and fabrication of missing components including the repair of one damaged finial, nine damaged/missing top spikes, one damaged top frame, nine damaged/missing brackets, eleven damaged/missing bottom spikes, and one missing interior reflector replaced with a similar in kind spun metal reflector finished to match existing.

The existing Verdi finishes were removed and the surface prepped for application of a new exterior architectural black finish. Sixteen missing glass diffusers were replaced with new custom cut clear hammered type heavy granite glass diffusers. All electrical components were replaced and rewired with UL listed products and tested in accordance with UL 1598 standards.