Built in 1924, the Lerner Theater in Elkhart, IN, served first as a theater and then as a movie hall, but by the mid 1990s it had fallen into a state of neglect. In conjunction with the construction of a new building adjacent to the historic theater, EverGreene was contracted to bring the Lerner’s interior back to its original beauty.
EverGreene first created a rendering of the new interior based on archival research, and then painted a mockup, or sample area of decoration, in the auditorium, the design scheme of which was subsequently approved for the whole interior. In addition to the decorative paint scheme, EverGreene designed the auditorium’s damask- style wallpaper. EverGreene also designed and fabricated the entirety of the ornamental plaster decorationand then installed it on site.