Author: Marcie

UVA Rotunda Eagle

02 Aug A Sound Surface: Plaster

A Brief History The earliest evidence of plaster as a building material is by the Egyptians, some 5,000 years ago. They used plaster made from calcined gypsum that is identical to plaster of Paris. Examples of their plasterwork found in the Pyramids of Egypt and executed...

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The Cosmos Club

25 May 2017 DC Preservation Awards

John Canning & Company Wins Annual DC Preservation Award  (Washington, DC-May 24, 2017)  John Canning & Company is pleased to announce they have won the 2017 Preservation Award for The Cosmos Club, Warne Ballroom.  The District of Columbia Office of Planning and Historic Preservation Office, in...

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The Cosmos Club

23 May The Cosmos Club: Splendor Restored

What makes a landmark? Historic landmark buildings receive that designation for a variety and often multiple reasons. Always, the value of their preservation is both cultural and practical providing a tangible link to the past while continuing to function in the present. In the forty years...

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Bulfinch Award

17 May 2017 Bulfinch Award for Historic Preservation

The John Canning Company received the 2017 Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Bulfinch Award for Historic Preservation on April 29 at the Harvard Club, Boston, for their comprehensive restoration of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. The preservation and conservation of the architecture, art, and decorative...

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23 May The Restoration of Radio City Music Hall

[caption id="attachment_17304" align="alignleft" width="500"] Radio City Music Hall[/caption] Amidst the glitz and glam of the roaring 20’s and early 30’s, tycoon John D. Rockefeller was in the process of constructing a 22 acre commercial complex unlike any the world had ever seen. The 19 commercial buildings...

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