New Jersey State House

Trenton, NJ

EverGreene’s first US Capitol project work started with the New Jersey State House back in 1988. Built in 1790, it is the third-oldest state house in continuous legislative use in the United States.

Over the years, we have been privileged to provide restoration services on both the exterior and interior of the building. In 2000, EverGreene restored various facets of the long-standing New Jersey State House dome. The restoration included interior and exterior gilding of the dome: preparing the surface by acid washing, neutralizing, and applying yellow chromate paint. The dome was sized and gilded with double-weight 23.75 karat gold leaf. 

EverGreene restored the plaster cove and its trompe l’oeil mural, along with wood restoration and historic paint finishes in the central lobby under the rotunda. In the House, Senate, and Annex, EverGreene restored scagliola and limestone.