Illinois State Capitol West Wing Restoration

Springfield, Illinois

Designed by Alfred Piquenard between 1868 and 1888, the Capitol represents the zenith of Second Empire design in the state. EverGreene studied the original designs and conducted finishes investigations throughout the the Capitol. Our craftsmen and conservators restored the historic decorative scheme in Room 309, the grand stair and public corridors. Our work included reinstating hand painted decoration, faux marbling, stenciling, gilding and glazing. Conservators also restored the historic Fuchs mural in the grand staircase and scagliola in the first floor lobby. The restoration, completed in 2013, marks the end of the second phase of a comprehensive renovation program. Vinci Hamp, of Chicago, were the architects & interior designers.

Photographs by Tom Rossiter

Vinci Hamp Architects

EverGreene restored decorative paint in the west wing

EverGreene restored 19th Century decoration and conserved historic murals

EverGreene restored decorative ornament in room 309

Related Projects