Great Overland Station

Topeka, KS

Planning & Design

The Union Pacific Great Overland Station (Gilbert Stanley Underwood, 1927) was once reputed to be the finest passenger station on the line, but it was abandoned in 1988 and damaged by fire in 1992. The station was donated to the Topeka Railroad Days, and efforts were established to preserve the station and transform it into a railroad heritage museum. EverGreene was selected to restore the plasterwork to its original magnificence.

Flat & Three-Coat Plasterwork

EverGreene artisans restored plaster throughout the station, including lath, flat plaster repair, three-coat plaster, and skim coating on 11,000 square feet of the 34-foot-high ceilings in the Great Hall and the East Gallery.

Ornamental Plasterwork

Ornamental plaster restoration included the extensive sculpting, fabrication, and installation to replicate destroyed original plaster, as well as the designing, drawing, sculpting, fabricating, and installation of several new GRG door pediments. All the ornamental plaster surrounding the main entrance was sculpted and fabricated to replicate the lost original design.

Architect of Record: Schwerdt Design Group
Executive Design Architect: GLPM Architects
General Contractor: Kelley Construction

Planning & Design: Sculpting the replica cartouche

Planning & Design: New replicated plaster cartouche

Planning & Design: New replicated plaster cartouche

Flat & Three-Coat Plasterwork: The Great Hall after restoration

Flat & Three-Coat Plasterwork: Replicated entryway

Ornamental Plasterwork: Replicated cartouche

Ornamental Plasterwork: Replicated plaster bracket

Ornamental Plasterwork: Replicated ornamental clock

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