Skylight Studios has created models, molds, and bronze reproductions to produce floor medallions that mark historic sites or identify a place, logo, or seal.
Boston Freedom Trail
Sixteen of these cast bronze markers identify and guide visitors to all the historic buildings on the Trail. Boston began preserving the Freedom Trail buildings in the 1950s in order to remember the story of the American Revolution and its participants. Today, costumed guides lead visitors along this walking trail that covers 2.5 miles altogether.
Schrafft’s Center – Charlestown, MA
This decorative granite and bronze medallion is located at the entryway of the historic Schrafft’s Candy factory building.
Hilgenhurst Medallion – Old North Church, Boston
This bronze marker depicts the view from the center of the city to the Old North Church. The inscription reads:
FRIEND – LOOK UP AND SEE THE NORTH CHURCH TOWER WHERE WERE SHOWN TWO LANTERN LIGHTS ON THE NIGHT OF APRIL 18, 1775, TO SEND PAUL REVERE ON HIS FAMOUS RIDE AND BEGIN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. THIS VIEW PRESERVED FOR ALL FUTURE GENERATIONS BY CHARLES HILGENHURST AND COLLEAGUES OF THE BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY IN THE YEAR 1960
Kimball Union Academy – Meriden, NH
KUA is a private boarding high school and is one of the oldest in the country. This bronze medallion of the school seal was incorporated into the student center that opened in 2008. A second casting was created a few years later for another building on campus.
Bridgewater Improvement Association Sundial – Bridgewater, MA
The sundial sits outside Bridgewater Library on a granite pedestal. At the center of the medallion is a relief of the town seal.