The colonial style lanterns Crenshaw designed for the First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Georgia are inspired by an ornate City Beautiful lantern.
The colonial style lanterns Crenshaw designed for the First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Georgia drew inspiration from an ornate City Beautiful era lantern we restored for the Thurgood Marshall U. S. Federal Courthouse. Working with the lighting designer, Crenshaw simplified the lines and construction style to work within the project budgets outlined for the church. As with the original fixtures, these lanterns are designed with a decorative lamping tree, visible through clear lenses, in a style reminiscent of open candle style arm chandelier lampholders. Construction was aluminum, with spun top and bottom trim rings, hand-forged top crown and bottom basket, and machined finials. The lanterns were pendant and bracket wall mounted. Fixtures are finished in our standard Rubbed Bronze paint, with clear seedy glass lenses.