Alabama State Capitol

Montgomery, AL

The Alabama State Capitol is designated as a National Historic Landmark; it was built in 1851 in the Greek Revival style and was the first capitol of the Confederacy.

The Senate Chamber features a large trompe l’oeil domed ceiling in the neoclassical style and was designed based on an old engraving. EverGreene restored the decorative painting in the Senate and House Chambers based on archival evidence and paint analysis of historic finishes. In the Old Supreme Court Chamber, historic finishes were restored.

The House Chamber was restored to the simple blue and gray trompe l’oeil paneled wall scheme dating from the antebellum period. The pattern was rediscovered through paint analysis and the removal of layers of overpaint to expose remnants of the original scheme.

The restoration of historic finishes was also performed in the Old Supreme Court Chamber.