Auditorium Theatre

Chicago, IL

The Auditorium Building (Adler & Sullivan, 1889) is a National Historic Landmark and a Chicago Landmark. EverGreene first prepared a historic finishes study, including archival research, investigation of finishes, and microscopic paint analysis and color-matching, to determine the original color scheme and return the theater interior to its original opulent setting. An examination and assessment of Louis Holloway’s original proscenium mural was performed prior to conservation. Restoration of the theater’s ceiling included decorative painting, the application of 16,000 square feet of missing gold-leaf gilding and stenciling, decorative plaster repair, and the restoration of scagliola columns, as well as recommended improvements to the lighting system.

Architect: Daniel P. Coffey and Associates

Auditorium after restoration

Proscenium mural before conservation

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