It’s impossible to predict what’s going to surface next at Historical Arts and Casting, a massive project such as the restoration of the U.S. Capitol dome or light fixtures – by far our most popular request – that keep us busy during the... (Read More)
Kids aren’t the only ones having fun surfing the web! Sometimes, we even find a few golden nuggets, such as “Metals in America’s Historic Buildings.”
Many of us look on preservation of our country’s metal work as a relatively recent... (Read More)
Touring our facilities in West Jordan is an adventure in itself, watching what goes into the cast-metal pieces that define Historical Arts and Casting. And a can’t-miss stop along the way is our shipping area, a museum of sorts, if you... (Read More)
While many of Historical Arts and Casting’s work graces the country’s East Coast – including one of then-14-year-old Chad Thorell’s first projects, grinding down legs on benches headed to New York’s Liberty Island – his favorite project... (Read More)
Finishing the U.S. Capitol dome restoration brings a welcome chance to catch our breath as we contemplate upcoming projects. And it’s fun too, remembering some of our past favorites, such as Baltimore’s Fava Building.
In the 19th century, the... (Read More)
Before a packed house in New York City, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York gave Robert Baird, our vice-president of operations, a lifetime membership.
It was a special honor because of their shared passion for... (Read More)
When someone comes to Historical Arts and Casting, they’re looking for something incredible.
What can we say? The Baird brothers – David, Richard, and Robert – set the bar high from the start. Our clients expect a certain quality, a... (Read More)
In the very beginning, when David Baird and his brothers Richard and Robert realized this venture now known as Historical Arts and Casting would go places, “we tried to decide what we wanted to do,” he remembered.
“Did we want to create... (Read More)
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)