St. Catharine’s Church

Spring Lake, NJ

The Beaux Arts-style of St. Catharine’s Church (1901-1902) is a gem of sacred art and architecture with impressive artwork and painted decoration derivative of Italian Renaissance classicism. Gonippo Raggi designed the décor, as well as painted the majority of the murals, three in collaboration with Thomas A. O’Shaugnessy. EverGreene was commissioned to plan and perform the restoration and conservation of the historic finishes and plaster, conservation of murals, and restoration of decorative painting, reinstating the original 1928 decorative scheme. Except in rare cases where the original paint scheme was not salvageable, all of Raggi’s work was conserved and returned to the artist’s original intent. EverGreene also restored tapestries, marble, and stained glass.

Architect: W. Michael Campbell, AIA
General Contractor: Hall Construction Company, Inc.

After conservation and restoration

Dome after conservation and restoration

After conservation and restoration

During conservation

Injecting plaster consolidant

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