The Smyser-Royer Company

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The Smyser-Royer Company 1907-1941


This site is dedicated to the work of the Smyser-Royer Company of Philadelphia and York, Pennsylvania, as well as other companies that manufactured similar lighting prior to World War II.  Like their competitors, they were manufacturers of monumental exterior lighting columns, torchieres, wall brackets and lanterns as well as spandrels, verandas and other highly decorative cast iron components.  Unlike their competitors,  they specialized in monumental lighting.  They cast primarily in iron although bronze and aluminum were advertised later.  Although they have been gone for over 70 years, Many fine examples of their work survive.  The history of The Smyser-Royer Company has been moved to this page.

There have been some assumptions made here due to the lack of available information.  All information on this site is subject to revision as more accurate information comes to light.  We welcome all sources of information.  Please contact us if you feel that there is missing or inaccurate information posted here.

Below are some projects that have come to light recently.

Private Residence, Grosse Point, MI

The Touraine Apartments, Philadelphia, PA

Reuther High School, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Private Residence in Arizona

Private Residence in Massachusetts

Privately owned in Georgia (for sale)

Lebanon County (PA) Courthouse

University of Scranton