Historical Arts & Castings

Historical Arts & Castings

Seventeen years ago, faced with restoring the ZCMI department store in Salt Lake City, architect Stephen Baird couldn’t find a crew to restore and replace the deteriorating cast iron. So he enlisted his own. Baird and his sons David, Richard and Robert assembled a team of artisans to create the necessary castings, and that group would later reform as Historical Arts and Castings. Working in a variety of cast metals, including bronze, aluminum, copper, steel and iron, the Bairds have created light fixtures, door canopies, chandeliers, fountains, clocks, entrance gates and soaring stained-glass skylights. In addition to custom work, the company produces the Metalwork Collection of objects and ornaments.