West Virginia Governor’s Mansion

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Governor’s Mansion, Charleston, WV: Decorative treatments and commissioned artwork in the Drawing Room and State Dining Room

John Canning & Co. was hired on separate occasions to embellish the existing treatments in the Drawing room and in the Governor’s Mansion. Canning worked closely with Governor Manchin and First Lady Gale Manchin, along with interior designer Pat Bibbee. John Canning & Co. also designed a new series of murals for the State Dinning room, which are based on significant events in the State’s history, important locations, buildings, and unique landscapes with in the State. Additionally, Canning provided new “period” decorative treatments for Library including trompe l’oeil, striping, gilding, and glazing.

Location: Charleston, WV

Built: 1925

Original Architect: Walter Martens

Style: Georgian Revival
U.S. National Register of Historic Places, U.S. Historic District Contributing Property

Planning & Design Services:

  • Historic Investigation and Analysis
  • Color Matching
  • Commissioned Artwork

 

Restoration & Decoration Techniques:

  • Decorative Painting
  • General Painting
  • Freehand Artwork
  • Trompe l’oeil
  • Architectural Gilding
  • Striping
  • Glazing