4 Responses to “early art deco outdoor torchiere”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Thank you for the Color Purple kudos, John!

    Is the Civic Center an old Deco building or a newer one? Do you know if these lights were put there when the building was first built or are they by any chance reproductions? I’m hoping the former as they’re so gorgeous.

    About how tall and how round is this one?

    For anyone who hasn’t seen the 8 foot Deco mate go here: https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2011/01/23/so-deco-8ft-high-aluminum-torchier/

  2. john switzer

    john switzer

    4 ft. tall 3 ft. wide ..aprox. The building and the lights are original. I suspect a WPA project. Its magic that you got me out of the house..and to that musical. I floated home on a vaporous purple cloud,smilin’ like Our Little Pigmy friend.