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)
In early November, Robert Baird made his way to Washington, D.C., for a ceremony celebrating the renovation of the U.S. Capitol dome.
It wasn’t mere curiosity that drew him to the event. Since 2014, Historical Arts and Casting–the company he... (Read More)
At one point in the documentary “ZCMI: A Legacy Cast in Iron,” one of Steven T. Baird’s sons muses about “all of the buildings that have been restored because of what my father discovered” in the project that would launch Historical Arts... (Read More)