The Connecticut State Capitol project was a total restoration of the Richard Mitchell Upjohn building with an interior designed and executed by William McPherson. The Connecticut State Capitol is a building that has a pure design, one that is consistent and in harmony. The decoration is of the Aesthetic period, which is two dimensional, rigidly symmetrical flowers and leaves with Mid Eastern and Japanese influence.
Working with the Owner, Historic Architect, and Paint Conservator windows were opened to expose original designs and color schemes. Areas restored included the House of Representatives, Senate Chambers, Hall of Flags, Judiciary room, Atriums, Dome, Statue of Genius, and Public Spaces. Techniques included: cleaning, conservation, inpainting, application of conservation varnish, stenciling, gilding, and glazing, bronzing, trompe l’oeil and wood refinishing.
Location: Hartford, CT
Original Architect: Richard M. Upjohn
Style: Eastlake Movement Style
U.S. National Register of Historic Places, U.S. National Historic Landmark