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New Lights Welcome Visitors to Candler Park!
As you walk or drive into the park this fall, take a moment to check out the new, artist-created entrance lanterns which have been successfully installed on both sides of the gates at the McClendon entrance to Candler Park. This Candler Park Conservancy project to update the main entrance was completed in mid-August just in time to shine at Fall Fest.
The park’s entrance gates were originally designed and erected in 1932 by the firm of Edwards & Sayward (designers of the Candler Park golf clubhouse) with electric lights to accentuate the stone entrance. The original lights and fixtures had been vandalized sometime previous to 1980, with only the junction boxes and shards of the brackets remaining. The new design was inspired both by the work of the original architects (who did similar lights at Buttrick Hall at Agnes Scott College), as well as the fragments of the original lights remaining on the gates.
These bronze, solar powered lights are the product of the hard work of multiple people including Candler Park Conservancy Board Member Amy Erwin and the Beltline artist and fabricator, Cash Barnes. We also thank CPNO and the Urban Design Commission for their support on this project. Funding for the design, creation and installation of these lights was provided by the Candler Park Conservancy and Park Pride.