Six Historic American Sites to Put You In a Patriotic Spirit!


Celebrate the Fourth by taking a peek at some of the nation’s architectural treasures! Restoring and preserving our heritage—from coast-to-coast—helps us understand our past and create a brighter future. Happy Fourth!



The Westward Expansion Corridor murals, by Alan Cox, detail the growth of the US from early exploration through the 1950s. Each vault features a map in the cartographic style appropriate to its historical period along with sketches. EverGreene President, Jeff Greene won the national competition to complete the murals in a style compatible with Cox’s original work. The corridor was dedicated on September 17, 1993.



The Bob Hope Patriotic Hall was constructed in 1926 to honor and provide resources to veterans of the Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I. It provided shelter for WWI soldiers and served as a processing center for the Army and Air Force during the Korean War. It has been restored and converted to a multipurpose facility with ample conference space for veterans and community members to meet. EverGreene cleaned and conserved original murals and decorative paint, marble and plaster in the entrance lobby and auditorium.



At 361’ high, The Illinois State Capitol is the tallest non-skyscraper capitol, surpassing even the United States Capitol. Designed and decorated by architect Alfred Henry Piquenard, it is an exemplary expression of the Renaissance Revival movement. EverGreene has helped to restore ornamental plaster, decorative painting, historic mural and specialty finishes in this ornate National Register building.



Built in 1713, The Old State House was the seat of the Massachusetts General Court until 1798. It currently serves as a history museum and is one of the landmarks found on Boston’s Freedom Trail. EverGreene regilded the crowning dome with 23k double Italian gold, restoring the awe-inspiring gleam to this historic site.



During the Civil War Clara Barton used this property as her home and as a place to store the supplies she needed for the battlefield. By the efforts of her and her staff, they identified of more than 22,000 missing soldiers. EverGreene identified replicated the original wallpapers combining digital printing with traditional hand painting and silk screening techniques.



The Mission Concepción was established in 1716 and moved to San Antonio in 1731. On October 28th, 1835 Mexican troops led by Col. Ugartechea and Texan insurgents under James Bowie and James Fannin collided in what is called the “first major engagement of the Texas Revolution.” The oldest unrestored stone church in America, EverGreene performed extensive materials & methods testing to preserve the remaining paints, frescoes, and plaster.