Luzerne County Courthouse

John Canning Co. conserved and restored all aspects of the historic fabric in the rotunda and south lobby without closing or delaying any of the day-to-day operations of the active courthouse.

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Doris Duke’s Shangri La

John Canning Co. traveled to Hawaii to restore the phenomenally intricate, historic Islamic stencil decoration at Doris Duke’s Shangri La, Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures where protecting against the environmental stresses of oceanfront moisture, salt, and wind were factored into our solutions.

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Old Senate Chamber, Maryland Statehouse

John Canning Co. restored the 1700s plaster walls and ornament in Maryland's Old Senate Chamber using the original methods and materials of the time – lime plaster applied to hand-split wood lath for the walls coated with distemper paint so as to remain porous for curing that can take as much as a year, and linseed oil paint on woodwork. 

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Rhode Island State Capitol

John Canning Co. projects at the Rhode Island State House in 1998 and 2017 involved the conservation, cleaning, and restoration of the magnificent dome murals, decorative painting, and architectural gilding. Restoration and conservation of water damaged dome mural in 2017 earned a Rhody Award for Historic Preservation.

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Cosmos Club

Canning Co. scheduled all trades and performed specialty contracting to conserve and restore fine-art murals, ornamental plaster, gilding, decorative finishes and the parquet floor of the ornately decorated Cosmos Club ballroom in Washington, DC.At the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, John Canning Co. applied traditional gold-leaf and metal-leaf gilding and glazes on 500,000 linear feet of historic architectural elements.

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