Battell Chapel, Yale University
The John 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.
Location: New Haven, CT
Original Architect: Russell Sturgis, Jr.
Style: Victorian Gothic
The Battell Chapel restoration was one of the earliest historic preservation projects in Connecticut and John 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.