Grace Church

Grace Church, designed by master architect Richard Upjohn, had undergone numerous decorative campaigns since its construction. EverGreene served as conservators, designers and specialty contractors to reinstate many decorative elements from the 1866 design. An extensive historic finishes investigation and analysis revealed, among other decoration, a brilliant blue, star-patterned ceiling under several non-historic finishes, including a faux bois finish. 

In addition to restoring and conserving the ceiling, EverGreene designed and installed historically-sympathetic ornament in the nave and the chancel. Much of the new ornament was designed and handpainted in EverGreene’s New York studio. Ornament that was repetitive, a portion was handpainted, the photographed and digitally reproduced and hand-finished once installed.

Photography Credit
  • Whitney Cox
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Restoration/Renovation Architect
Leo Blackman
Original Architect
Richard Upjohn
Originally Designed/Built
1847 building; 1866 interior finishes
Historic Designation
  • Brooklyn Heights Historic District – National Register and NYC Landmark
  • Historic Finishes Investigation
  • Plaster Survey
  • Microscopy Analysis
  • Exposure Windows
  • Historic Finishes Conservation/Restoration
  • Design, Fabrication and Installation of Historic-based New Liturgical Ornament