Grand Opera House

Meridian, MS

EverGreene served as the primary contractor for the interior restoration of the 1889 Grand Opera House, originally designed by J.B. McElfatrick. An historic finishes investigation of three significant decorative campaigns (1890, 1901, and 1923) was conducted, comprised of historic wallpapers, papier maché, composition ornament, fabric, painted plaster, painted wood and natural-finished wood on the walls and ceiling surfaces throughout the auditorium, lobbies, and dressing rooms of the Opera House. Twenty-five of the existing historic wallpapers were chosen for conservation or replication.

Architect: Martinez & Johnson Architecture
Construction Manager: White Construction Company

Auditorium after restoration

Lobby after restoration

Lobby after restoration

Uncovering historical wallpapers

Wallpaper remnants used for replication

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