St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Brooklyn

Prospect Heights, NY

EverGreene assisted the Diocese of Brooklyn in the renewal of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. In preparation for the spring 2014 re-dedication, we restored the existing finishes and added painted decoration, murals, plaster elements and other liturgical appointments. Originally built as a parish church, the renewal recognizes St. Joseph’s new status as Co-Cathedral, the hub of Brooklyn’s Catholic life.

In the summer of 2013, EverGreene’s Historic Finishes Investigation analyzed and documented the composition and pathologies of the Co-Cathedral’s decorative finishes and the findings informed our design process. Design drawings for 21 new murals, plaster decoration, a new altar, cathedra, and other liturgical furnishings began immediately; simultaneously scaffolding was erected so that plaster repairs and conservation of the existing murals could get underway. The fast track project began in November, and was completed in March 2014.

Onsite Work: Flat and ornamental plaster restoration, and straight and decorative painting, scagliola, and flooring

Studio Work: Design and fabrication of murals, painted decoration, and plaster ornament

Liturgical Appointments: Modification of existing, and creation of new elements in the apse, design and fabrication of a new altar and altar steps, cathedra, ambo, predella, choir stalls, and pews.

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St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral After Renewal

St Josephs Brooklyn Before Renewal
St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral Brooklyn Before Renewal
St Josephs Co Cathedral Brooklyn Design Rendering

Decorative scheme design rendering

St Josephs Co Cathedral Brooklyn studio murals

New murals were designed and painted in the New York studio

St Josephs Co Cathedral Brooklyn mural conservation and restoration

Existing murals are cleaned and restored

St Josephs Co Cathedral Brooklyn Under Construction

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St Josephs Co Cathedral Brooklyn under construction

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