Restoration work by EverGreene can be seen in more than half of the state capitol buildings, as well as courthouses, city halls, and other civic structures within the country and beyond its borders. The studio has preserved uplifting architectural and fine art in civic spaces, from the conservation of murals by renowned artists such as Kenyon Cox, Edwin Blashfield, and Hildreth Meier, to the conservation and restoration of interiors designed by the great turn-of-the-century architect Cass Gilbert and decorative interior elements by Louis C. Tiffany. EverGreene’s federal contracts in Washington D.C. have included the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress.
Projects whose original decorative paint schemes have been painted over often benefit from a historic finishes investigation during the Planning & Design phases of a project. Subsequent efforts usually address interior surfaces and substrates with a focus on plaster, paint, murals, and other architectural artwork.
CASE STUDY: ESSEX COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Conditions Assessment & Treatment Recommendations
Historic Finishes investigations & Paint Analysis
Design Work & Artists’ Renderings
Fine Arts Conservation
Onsite Mock-up Samples
Hanging Systems for Plaster Ceilings
Plaster Consolidation & Reattachment
Sculpting & Recasting Lost Ornament
New Ornamental Plaster & Sculpture
Flat Plaster Restoration
Priming & Base Painting
Stone, Wood, & Metal Restoration