Our Lady Help of Christians

Our Lady Help of Christians, Newton, MA: Restoration, Preservation, and fine-art conservation of historic decorative finishes and murals

The Our Lady Help of Christians restoration project involved research, investigation, and development of decorative schemes throughout the church interior. Based on historic design uncovered and scientific paint analysis, the decorative finishes were conserved, consolidated and reinstated in the sanctuary, nave, transept, aisles, and balcony. Plaster and fine art murals were also conserved and restored.

Location: Newton, MA

Built: 1853

Original Architect: George Marsh

Style: Greek Revival


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

Planning & Design Services

  • Historic Investigation and Analysis
  • Documentation
  • Scientific & Interpretive Analysis
  • Paint Exposures
  • Findings Report
  • Renderings


Restoration & Decoration Techniques

  • Architectural Gilding
  • Freehand Artwork
  • Trompe L’oeil
  • Stenciling
  • Glazing
  • Striping
  • Faux Marbling