Connecticut Governor’s Mansion


Connecticut Governor’s Mansion, Hartford, CT: Design services and decorative paint restoration of historic interior

John Cannning & Co. was selected to perform work on the redecoration of the Connecticut Governor’s Residence in Hartford, CT. The mansion was first built in 1909 for physician and industrialist George C.F. Williams and then purchased for state use in 1943. Today it serves as a site for many official Governor’s events. John Canning & Co.’s work started with conceptual sketches inspired by the state of Connecticut. Work also included ceiling and wall decoration as well as the design and execution of the stairway trompe l’oeil decorative painting in “Connecticut Blue.”

Location: Hartford, CT

Built: 1909

Original Architect: Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul; Smith & Bassette

Style: Georgian Revival


U.S. National Register of Historic Places, U.S. Historic District Contributing Property

Planning & Design Services:

  • Shop Drawings
  • Color Matching


Restoration & Decoration Techniques:

  • Decorative Painting
  • Trompe l’oeil