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United Congregational Church of Orford Restoration Project Receives Preservation Achievement Award

United Congregational Church of Orford Restoration Project Receives Preservation Achievement Award

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance recently recognized The United Congregational Church of Orford, New Hampshire with a Preservation Achievement Award for the restoration and rehabilitation of the United Congregational Church.  Grand Light is proud to have been a part of this project and congratulates the church on receiving the recognition.

In the summer of 2006, the church’s ceiling collapsed causing a large chandelier to fall to the floor. While reviewing the damage an exciting discovery was made.  Entombed in a closed-off section of the bell tower, lay the partial frame of a different 67-inch dodecagonal gothic-style chandelier. This original gas-mirrored reflector chandelier was made circa 1854-1870 and was likely used in the church during an earlier time. Rather than restore the destroyed chandelier, Grand Light’s artisans restored & modified the newly discovered frame and fabricated the missing components to restore the fixture to its original form.

The Preservation Achievement Awards recognize individuals, organizations and corporations for work or projects in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation and adaptive use, compatible new construction and advocacy.

For details about Grand Light’s involvement in the project, please click here.  For more details about the Preservation Achievement Awards, click here.



About Grand Light:

Grand Light, located in New Haven, CT since 1929, is an experienced restorer of historic lighting fixtures and a manufacturer of custom lighting fixtures. We have restored, replicated and manufactured custom lighting fixtures at every scale. Past projects include work for clients such as Yellowstone National Park, Yale University, Minute Man National Historical Park, the Shubert Theater, the New Haven Museum and the Otesaga Resort Hotel.

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