On the site of the historic former B&O train station in Wilmington, Delaware, an enthusiast decided to turn an abandoned historic building into a private museum for their impressive car collection. The building, which sits only a few feet from the active train tracks, was in complete disrepair. The walls were not plumb, the foundation was damaged, and the roof was caving in. The talented crew at Dewson Construction completely rebuilt the structure, and added in some special touches for the museum. There is a bar room, a mechanic space with a hydraulic lift, a 1950’s style diner, and space for dozens of classic cars.
“We were with the inspector and told him we were ready to turn off the lights. He said ‘How do you turn off a skylight?’ “
– Owner, Goober’s Automobile Museum
Over 30 4’x4’ Lightglass™ Faux Skylights were installed throughout the space, providing immersive, glare-free lighting for the car showroom. The excellent color rendering ability of Lightglass helps the cars stand out from one another, and the large surfaces of light prevent harsh reflections or spottiness. In order to create the impression of a real skylight installed in an exposed wood beam ceiling, Dewson constructed a mitered aluminum casing to house the Lightglass and integrate it into the architecture.