Friends of the Boyd

Light Fixtures

All fixtures pictured below are currently off site, not at the Boyd. The fixtures were donated by Pearl Properties to Friends of the Boyd, Inc.

In the Outdoor Promenade, there were also ceiling light fixtures but no survivors were found.

Not pictured below, click to see a photo of the Grand Lobby’s main chandelier lit.

Except for the 1939 fixture, all pictured below are from 1928. Click the link to view an example of the Rambusch 1939 fixture  on display at the permanent “Lighting a Revolution”  exhibit at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum in Washington D.C.

The Boyd’s light fixtures were custom designed for the Boyd. Nature was one motif at the Boyd. Flowers & other plants are depicted in the glass (Exterior, Lobby, Foyer, Lounge), metalwork (Exterior, Lobby, Foyer, Mezzanine Promenade), plaster, and chair upholstery. The Foyer’s mirrors depict flowers & plants and Art Deco zigzag lines and so the Foyer sconces have glass shades that depict flowers and zigzag lines and the sconces have antennas that portray the sconces as snails. Snails  were also depicted in the plaster at the side walls of the auditorium.


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