John Canning & Company was responsible for restoration of the plaster and decorative painting in over twenty spaces in the Iowa State Capitol. Techniques included: conservation, stenciling, trompe l’oeil, free-hand artwork, striping, gilding, wood graining, and glazing.
Additionally, John Canning & Company provided design-assist services to the architect and their consultants, by providing a significant quantity of large exposures followed with pattern documentation and colour matching.
Location: Des Moines, IA
Original Architect: Alfred H. Piquenard, John C. Cochrane, Edward Clark, Mifflin E. Bell, and W.F. Hackney
U.S. National Register of Historic Places, U.S. Historic District Contributing Property
Planning & Design Services
Restoration & Decoration Techniques