The Cross House
When I purchased the Cross House I knew that it originally had gas ceiling fixtures.
Later, I discovered that it actually had gas/electric fixtures, and the house may have been the first in Emporia wired for electricity.
Later, I discovered that the house also had gas/electric sconces throughout.
So, this meant that the gas fixtures I had been collecting were not right for the house. These were resold. And the early electric fixtures I had purchased were also resold. Then I began collecting only gas/electric chandeliers. It proved difficult finding early 1890s gas/electric chandeliers and, to date, I have only purchased one:
My task, thus, is to keep seeking out period-correct chandeliers. I also need to find a proper entry hall fixture, and these looked like…
Occasionally, I have found gas entry hall pendants or electric entry hall pendants but it has proved maddeningly elusive to acquire gas/electric period-correct entry hall style pendants.
Even with all the issues, I was soooooooooo not going to let this escape from my clutches on eBay, and I was the high bidder! Just $199! Actually, I was the only bidder.
The pendant will cost a few more pennies to make right, and I will order beveled/glass panels from Hoefer Stained Glass. Bo graciously offered to find a replacement gas valve.
I will not replace the gas fitting and will only use the electric aspect of the pendant.
Now I just need to get an actual ceiling in the entry hall.