Mar 19, 2023

Changing a Capital lightbulb....

One of the fixtures that lowers.


...takes two state employees, at least to light the chandeliers!

One to flip the switch that lowers the chandelier to the ground, and another person on ground level to alert the first person to stop the decent. Then they can change burnt-out bulbs and/or clean the glass.

This fixture at the front stairs lowers almost three stories.

It wasn't always that easy.

The fixtures replaced the original oil lamps in the 1951 Alabama Capitol Building with which workers had to climb ladders to light the wicks.  

Come for a tour of the Capitol! I'm one of the state employees who work there there to lead tours. 

More information HERE

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