McCullough-Price House Light Fixtures
The McCullough-price House is a 1930’s Pueblo-style house built for the Price family. The Price’s were a prominent family in East Valley history. Left unattended for years, the City of Chandler allocated $800,000 in renovation capital to restore the home and build a Visitors Center for the City of Chandler, Arizona.
The City of Chander contacted Della Terra Studios (formally Innovational Iron) to re-create light fixtures hand-drawn in the original blueprints researchers discovered in the city archives.
If you are curious about the history of this house, you can click on the image to the right.
Entrance Lighting Construction
Before I start with the creation of the entrance lights, how cool are these blueprints? It’s hard to imagine there was a time when architects sketched out light fixtures to have artisans create. There may be a sketch on a blueprint, but there were certainly no blueprints to follow. And like most of the things we do, it’s time to make this up as we go along.
I always like to build up my components in advance. Here you can see the twisted sides with forged leaves and the two forged mounting plates.