Christ Church


The John Canning Co. design & planning process included detailed research on the Richard M. Upjohn church decoration period design schemes. The historic paint study and scientific analysis revealed the original colors and stencil patterns which were faithfully restored using traditional materials and decorative painting techniques.



Historic paint analysis; conservation cleaning; canvas reattachment; decorative painting; decorative finishes; glazing; trompe l'oeil; archival documentation


Our historic paint analysis provided the Information needed for the accurate restoration of Richard Upjohn's intricate designs in this National Landmark church. 

New, fine-art murals were also created for this project.


Location: Riverdale, NY
Built: 1866
Original Architect: Richard M. Upjohn
Style: Country Gothic


2001 Award of Merit, AIA New York State 

US National Register of Historic Places