Illinois State Capitol—House & Senate Chambers

Springfield, IL

For more than a decade, EverGreene has been restoring rooms in the State Capitol, beginning with the House and Senate Chambers in 2000 which were followed by the Supreme Court, Room 212, the Rotunda & Alcoves and Room 400 (Hall of Flags) and other rooms. EverGreene’s approach to each space encompassed historic finishes investigation, design studies, maquettes, studio production and on-site conservation and restoration. Currently, EverGreene is conducting analysis and an assessment of the murals and other artwork throughout the Capitol.

House and Senate Chambers

  • Performed historic paint study and plaster conservation study; presented results in a comprehensive report. Created maquettes and color samples of proposed decorative scheme.
  • Stabilized deteriorated plaster through mechanical reattachment and chemical consolidation; prepared flat plaster surface for decorative painting.
  • Stabilized historic carton-pierre ornament with adhesives and consolidants.
  • Replicated missing ornaments in plaster
  • Redecorated chambers using period colors. Work included stenciling, trompe l’oeil, free-hand work, gilding, and glazing.