The value of our cultural institutions is found not only in the purpose they serve, but also in the historic buildings themselves.
Our passion for, and commitment to knowledge, integrity, and tradition in restoration and preservation techniques are the basis for our innovative solutions to the challenging conditions we often encounter.
These recognizable landmarks are also gateways – to new places, knowledge, experiences, and camaraderie that serve to remind us of our common humanity, history, and the curiosity that leads us to open a door.
John Canning Co. refinished the historic woodwork throughout the house, plaster restoration, and installation of reproduced wallpaper of the Mark Twain House.
John Canning Co. conserved and restored all aspects of the Luzerne County Courthouses historic fabric: marble, metal, plaster, paint, and artwork.
John Canning Co. used historic photography to recreate the original Louis Kahn mural design directly on cinder block at the Bath House in Trenton, New Jersey.
John Canning Co. provided analysis, interpretation, and implementation of historic restoration services at the McKim building at Boston Public Library.
John Canning Co. provided the decorative finishes on the new coffered ceiling at the Union League of Philadelphia based on a historic sketch by Trumbauer.
John Canning Co. created the cleaning agent and process for the thorough and harmless cleaning and restoration of the Grand Central Terminal ceiling mural.
John Canning Co. was a prime specialty contractor and conservator for Independence Hall, restoring the courtroom and entrance hall’s original decoration.