New Haven, Ct – Grand Light has recently begun the restoration of the historic lighting fixtures of Sagamore Hill. Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. During Roosevelt’s time in office, his “Summer White House” was the focus of international attention. The most significant events took place at Sagamore Hill during the seven summers it served as Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House, from 1902 until 1908. During that time, Roosevelt used his home to host luminaries from around the country and around the world.
There are several different types of fixtures including pendants, wall sconces, ceiling mounted fixtures and chandeliers. There is a total of 56 of the original fixtures that will be restored by the Grand Light artisans. Physical restoration shall consist of the repair or replacement of any parts that are missing, broken, or damaged. Replacement shall match the original parts in strength and appearance, including degree of detail. Electrical restoration shall consist of the replacement of all electrical components and wiring. Luminaires shall be wired with UL listed components and tested in accordance with UL standards.