Saint John the Evangelist Church
Saint John the Evangelist Church

Saint John the Evangelist Church, Clinton, MA: Paint study, restoration, preservation, and art conservation of historic interior designs

For this high Victorian Gothic Church, John Canning Studios acted as the general contractor coordinating all work and trades for the interior restoration of the sanctuary, altars, nave, balcony and transept. Exposures, or historic windows, revealed the original decorative scheme concealed beneath layers of paint. Based on those findings, decorative finishes in the sanctuary and side altars were reinstated. We also replicated missing and damaged ornamental plaster elements and cleaned and conserved thirty five fine art murals, totaling 3,500 square feet.

Location: Clinton, MA

Built: 1886

Original Architect: Patrick Ford

Style: Gothic

Planning & Design Services

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

Restoration & Decoration Techniques

  • Ornamental Plaster Repair
  • Mural Conservation
  • Freehand Artwork
  • Trompe L’oeil