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2 Architectural Prairie Pedestal Exterior Cast Iron Driveway Courthouse Lights

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Seller: lovejoyltd (480) 100%, Location: Chicago, Illinois, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 322332227493 GREAT WEATHERED GOTHAM LOOK! CIRCA 1915 BIG HEAVY IMPRESSIVE EXTERIOR PRAIRIE SCHOOL PEDESTAL LIGHTS. ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT MONUMENTAL ORNAMENT. I BOUGHT THE LIGHTS ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO OUT OF A STORAGE FACILITY NEAR SAINT LOUIS. THE SELLER TOLD ME HE HAD PURCHASED THE LIGHTS AT AUCTION THINKING THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN USED IN FRONT OF A COURTHOUSE OR LIBRARY. HE INTENDED TO LOCATE THEM MARKING EACH SIDE OF HIS HOMES DRIVEWAY ENTRANCE. ONE SHADE WAS DROPPED AND BROKEN INTO MANY PIECES. HE NEVER HAD IT REPAIRED BUT HAD MOST OF THE PIECES. I HAD A LOCAL COMMERCIAL WELDING COMPANY REBUILD THE SHADE. GLASS PANELS WERE PROBABLY WHAT WAS USED WHEN THE SHADES WERE ORIGINALLY CREATED. THEY NOW HAVE WHITE PLEXIGLASS PANELS AS PICTURED. I WOULD ESTIMATE EACH LAMP WEIGHS OVER 300 POUNDS. THEY ARE ABOUT 55 INCHES TALL. EACH LIGHT COMES IN 2 PIECES. THE LANTERN SHADE IS SITTING ON THE PEDESTAL AND CAN BE REMOVED FOR EASIER TRANSPORT.THE LAMPS ARE SOLID WITH NO SERIOUS RUST ISSUES. THERE IS SURFACE OXIDATION ON INTERIOR THAT IN NO WAY AFFECTS THE INTEGRITY OF THE CAST IRON STRUCTURE. THE ORIGINAL FIXTURE HAD 8 PORCELAIN LIGHT BULB SOCKETS PER LAMP. THEY WERE NO LONGER SAFE TO USE AND HAVE BEEN DISCARDED. NEW LIGHT SOCKETS WILL NEED TO BE INSTALLED. I THINK 8 WAS OVERKILL. IF THE LAMPS WERE TO BE DISPLAYED INDOOR 1 SOCKET WOULD PROVIDE ENOUGH LIGHT. IF THESE LAMPS WERE USED OUTSIDE I AM CONFIDANT THEY WILL SERVE FOR ANOTHER CENTURY WITHOUT A PROBLEM. AFTER ABOUT 100 YEARS EXPOSED TO MIDWET SEASONAL CHANGES THE SURFACE IS A SOFT PATINA OF GREENS, REDS, AND BROWNS. THERE IS NO FINISH WHERE THE REPAIRS WERE MADE TO THE SHADE. I WILL ASSIST WITH YOUR SHIPPER OR LOAD IN YOUR VEHICLE IF PICKED UP. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU,RUSS312-402-1336 ILLINOIS RESIDENTS 10.25% SALES TAX STICKLEY PRARIE SCHOOL FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT PURCELL ELMSLIE Material: Cast Iron

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