Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Heirloom Stair and Iron Selected For City of Greenville Brown Street Project

CAMPOBELLO, SC – The City of Greenville has selected Heirloom Stair & Iron for the design and fabrication of an archway structure for the Brown Street District in downtown Greenville. Installation of the structure, entitled ‘The Fabric of Hope’, will begin this week.

The archway will feature four distinct elements that capture the history and future of Greenville: the pedestals, the stanchions, the frame, and the banner. The pedestals, banner, and the core of the stanchions will be hand-forged steel. The brick-like texture on the stanchions will be a faux texture finish.

The structure’s smokestack stanchions were inspired by the textile mills of Greenville’s past, in particular the twin spires that stood watch over F.W. Poe Manufacturing for many decades. The archway’s pedestals will depict panels of woven metal that is reminiscent of a healthy textile industry that started Greenville’s economic engine and symbolic of the strong fabric of a community that continues to grow with a diversified economy.

The archway’s Art Nouveau style frame features ribbons of hope rising and waving from the stanchions, like the smoke that once billowed from the smokestacks they depict. The archway’s banner that announces the entrance to Brown Street was inspired by the sandstone sign that adorned the old Textile Hall on West Washington Street in downtown Greenville.

Heirloom Stair and Iron is a second-generation stair and iron manufacturer dedicated to creating fine, furniture-quality staircases and ironwork that will endure for a lifetime. Established in 1994, the Campobello-based company has won numerous international awards for outstanding craftsmanship from the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). For more information, call (864) 468-4940 or visit www.heirloomstairandiron.com.

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