Michigan State Capitol
Designed by Elijah E. Meyer starting in 1871, the Michigan Capitol was completed in 1879 in a style he referred to as “Palladian." The original lighting fixtures were gas, most of them manufactured by Mitchell Vance and Company.
Like other Capitol buildings of this period, the gas fixtures were later “electrified." SLALCO was one of several manufacturers chosen to restore and replicate fixtures during a major restoration project from 1989 -1992. In later years we designed period appropriate pieces where the original lights had been removed or there was no documentation for replication.
In 2018, SLALCO was hired by the Capitol Commission to inventory and write condition reports for each historic fixture in the interior, and to replicate the c. 1879, sixteen-foot-tall, exterior gas lantern standards for two of the Capitol's entrances.
Historic Lighting Consultants: Gary Behm, I.E.S.; Ann Marie Behm
Lighting Consulatant: Gary Steffy Lighting Designs
Architect: John Meyer