Hey, everyone! Over in the “Ceiling Fans” section of the forum, I made a thread for the fans I saw at Indiana Beach, so here is the thread for the vintage lighting I saw. The park was originally built in the 20s, and has been added onto ever since. A lot of the buildings were seldom remodeled, so there are a lot of cool 50s and 60s buildings pretty much completely original. Anyway, here is the vintage lighting I saw (mostly fluorescent ) :
In a game room called “Fascination,” there were these pure awesome 50s fluorescent strip lights. Each fixture could hold four bulbs, even though only about three fixtures actually had all 4 bulbs working. I got a few looks while I was taking these, but it was worth it. There were two rows of fixtures in the room. This particular fixture only has three bulbs lit:
The row on the right of the store:
I know this is off topic, but look at the awesome 50s PA speakers in there!
The clothes store next to Fascination had similar fixtures, but these looked a little newer (60s) and held two bulbs in each fixture:
Both Fascination and this store each had two of these really neat 50s wall lights; the two in Fascination weren’t on, so I took a picture of the one in the clothes store that was on :
Next, in the guest services building, they had these cool 4-bulb fixtures :
Lastly, in the entranceway of the entire park, they had this old 60s fluorescent light with a neat cover. It had bug lights in it:
Some very cool fixtures here. I love looking at old lighting such as this. In Stillwater, MN they have one antique store (has Emerson fans installed) that has these cool fluorescent lights, but in between sections are spots for incandescent lights. I've gotta take pics of those, they're really neat.