Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum
Lillie Carroll Jackson was a pioneer civil rights activist prominent in the Baltimore area during the mid-20th century. Her home was converted into a museum in 1976 to preserve not only the legacy of her life, but also the legacy of the civil rights movement in the United States. The museum was closed for repairs in the late 1990s while funds were raised for restoration of the 100-year-old building.
In 2011, Crenshaw began restoring and replicating the original fixtures that decorated the house during Jackson’s life. Twenty fixtures in all were restored, four types were replicated, and one new custom exterior bracket sconce was created. Of particular note is the restored centerpiece crystal chandelier in the drawing room. The intricately detailed fixture body is constructed of very high quality cast brass plated in 18-karat gold.
The project was awarded the Baltimore Heritage Restoration Award in 2012.