For the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, John Canning & Company provided the metal framing and three-coat plaster as well as the installation of all ornamental plaster. Our studio also designed and executed all decorative finishes, including many faux marbles and other stones, gilding, and a dome ceiling featuring a turquoise sky, selected to match the color of Our Lady’s mantle. The gold-leaf constellations represent the constellations of Winter Solace as viewed from Mexico City in 1531, when Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego.
Location: La Crosse, WI
Original Architect: Dunkin Stroik
Planning & Design Services
Restoration & Decoration Techniques