Battell Chapel, Yale University

The Canning Co. process of archival research, hands-on investigation, scientific analysis, and interpretation led to the successful restoration of Battell Chapel’s original Victorian-era decorative painting scheme

Battell Chapel, Yale University


Historic paint analysis; conservation & restoration; decorative painting; gilding and glazing; ornamental plaster repair


The Battell Chapel restoration was one of the earliest historic preservation projects in Connecticut and the Canning Co.’s first comprehensive church restoration in the US.

Exuberant original Victorian-era decoration was painted over for years. Scientific analysis confirmed color palettes, and the decoration successfully replicated.


Location: New Haven, CT
Built: 1874
Original Architect: Russell Sturgis, Jr.
Style: Victorian Gothic