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The Light-fixture tour of DC

My sister had a business trip to DC and I met her down there for a quick weekend trip. It was a ton of fun and we hit most of the highlights in just 2 days. I’ve got light fixtures and door hardware on the brain and I must say, DC has some of the coolest light fixtures ever! This is my collection of iPhone pictures of lamps and chandeliers and street lights from all over the city.

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The Department of Commerce has some cool sconces and urns.

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This street light has the big glass globes that I love.

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Cool hanging lantern from the DAR hall.

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These are at Union Station and they line a giant walkway. They are more gothic than most of the city but beautiful none-the-less.

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I can’t recall where this chandelier is from but I’d put this in the piano room in a flash if I could.

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You can see the capital building in the background. This light was huge and needed to be cleaned but it was very unique looking.

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The Smithsonian American History museum had these cool floor lamps. They were quite large and the styling was timeless.

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You can’t really tell in this picture but those are gas lantern…like real gas! So cool!

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At the national portrait gallery.

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This outdoor fixture was quite unique.

And, if you haven’t seen enough lights, there’s practically a whole exhibit at the American History Museum! I wanted to buy prints of all this cool stuff but they didn’t have anything nearly this cool in the gift shop. If you know where I can get a print of this image, please let me know in the comments!

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This may be the coolest old picture ever. I want it framed in my dining room. I love it from the array of “electroliers” to the lady and gentleman in turn of the century dress.

They had whole display cases of early electric lamps and light fixtures as well as the beautiful images from the patents for the fixtures.

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DC is a light-fixture lovers dream. I can’t wait to take Stefan with me next time I visit. I’m afraid my sister thought taking more pictures of the lights than the art was a little strange 🙂

Sarah

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