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. 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.
John Canning Co. recreated the original Louis Kahn mural design executed directly on cinder block at the Trenton, New Jersey bath house.
Over a period of years and phases of historic restoration, Canning Co. used every facet of our extensive architectural arts services and skilled trades to restore multiple areas of decoration and fine-art murals in the Charles McKim-designed Boston Public Library.
Canning Co. experts restored the historic decoration by John Frasier and Horace Trumbauer at landmark Union League of Philadelphia
Canning Co. formulated the cleaning agent and process for the thorough and harmless conservation cleaning and restoration of the Grand Central Terminal ceiling mural.
Canning Co. served as the prime specialty contractor and conservator for Independence Hall, researching, defining, and restoring the courtroom and entrance hall’s original historic decoration