Old Executive Office Building, Secretary of the Navy’s Office

Washington, DC

The Secretary of the Navy’s Office had been painted white and obscured by pilasters and crystal chandeliers. The office had also been broken up into smaller rooms, and the original foyer enclosed. The restoration faithfully returned the office and foyer to their original highly-articulated and ornamented Second-French-Empire style, including stenciling, gilding, and fixtures, displaying layer upon layer of Classical detail that covers every inch of the room.

25 years after completing this restoration, EverGreene has returned to the Old Executive Office Building as a conservator working under Grunley Construction, performing historic finishes investigations in preparation for the restoration of more spaces.