Iowa State Capitol

Des Moines, IA

EverGreene has worked in multiple areas of the IA State Capitol building, including the main rotunda, stairwell, and exterior dome (which EverGreene regilded). The interior scope of work included a paint analysis of decorative finishes to determine the dome’s historic paint scheme; the replication of original historic finishes; the application of aluminum leaf with amber shellac finish to pressed metal coffers and column capitals; the replication of the original sky mural in the rotunda directly onto the plaster dome ceiling; and the restoration of the original scagliola columns.

General Contractor: Neumann Brothers, Inc.

Iowa State Capitol

The restored stairwell, including the E. h. Blashfield mural

Restoring the scagliola columns