Chandelier, 4 or 5 Light
"Chandelier, 4 or 5 Light"
By James G. Hill, ca. 1876-81
Ink on tracing linen
17" x 9 1/2"
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Public Buildings Service

Gas Light Chandelier
As Supervising Architect of the Department of the Treasury, 1876—84, James G. Hill was responsible for the plans of all Federal courthouses. As part of his job, he approved this design for a typical gaslight chandelier for the U.S. Courthouse and Post Office in Little Rock, Arkansas. Noted for its Italian Renaissance design, this building served Little Rock's postal needs until 1932 when a new post office was built. The Federal court remained in Hill's building until 1939. It has been restored to serve as a U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and reproductions of this original chandelier will be installed.

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