Barker Library Dome, MIT

Historic analysis and comprehensive restoration of the Beaux Arts building's Grand Lobby, Loggias, and Great Rotunda performed by John Canning Co.

Baker Library Dome MIT


Location: Cambridge, MA
Built: 1916
Original Architect: William Welles Bosworth
Style: Neoclassical


John Canning Co. served as consultant for historic finish exposures and paint analysis at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This included  the restoration of the decorative paint, stone & marble restoration, incised-letter gilding, and metal refinishing.

Work involved the full restoration of the Beaux Arts building’s Grand Lobby, Loggias, and the Great Rotunda. Throughout the project, Canning Co. professionals collaborated with several departments, including the President’s office.