Iowa State Capitol

Des Moines, IA

For the interior restoration at the Iowa State Capitol, EverGreene conducted a paint analysis of the decorative finishes to determine the historic paint scheme. Craftsmen restored decorative finishes including: gilding and glazing of pressed metal coffers and column capitols to create the look of gold leaf on the dome interior; restoration of the original scagliola columns, and replication of the original sky mural directly on plaster.

As part of this multi-phase project, EverGreene also restored the eight Kenyon Cox lunette murals as well as Westward, a mural by Edwin Blashfield.

EverGreene also re-gilded the main copper dome and two quarter domes.