In all likelihood, few outside the classic architectural circle can put a face with the name John Russell Pope or recall his historical significance. But in late April, his continuing influence put a smile on many people's faces.
Historical Arts... (Read More)
As with so many things in life, we’ve built our business on the efforts of others through the ages, refining metals and forging them into the pieces viewed with awe today.
There was a deep sense of that in working on the U.S. Capitol dome... (Read More)
Here at Historical Arts and Casting, as discussed before, we have many irons in the fire.
While we mean that in its metaphorical sense – our work certainly extends beyond the cast iron work we did in our first project, preserving the façade of... (Read More)
It’s easy to characterize Historical Arts and Casting as a preservationist in light of the high-profile projects we’ve been privileged to work on through the years.
It’s a hat we wear well. Our work on the restoration of the U.S. Capitol is... (Read More)
David Teague is the first guy you’ll probably want to talk to when doing business with Historical Arts and Casting.
He is a partner at the Salt Lake City-based metal casting company known for its historical renovations and custom fixtures... (Read More)
A lot goes into even the simplest part that comes out of Historical Arts and Casting, said President Richard Baird. But his crew of artisans, including brothers David and Robert, are up to the task.
“We are able to use the old-world casting... (Read More)
Richard Baird's history education began early. He worked summers with his dad, architect Steven T. Baird, on restoration surveys of old cast-iron buildings. His studies continued as he earned his degree in architecture and joined his father’s... (Read More)
When we started our first restoration project, Richard Nixon was president, “Schoolhouse Rock” hit the airwaves with a lively look at multiplication and international teams headed to Vietnam to see if the Paris truce agreement was working.
A... (Read More)
When Historical Arts and Casting tackled the ZCMI façade in 1973, architect Steven Baird gathered sons Richard, Robert and David to restore the cast-iron structure to its former glory. The resulting display spoke for itself.
It was a marvel, a... (Read More)