Mark Twain House & Museum

John Canning & Co. restored the finishes in the Mahogany Suite and Carriage House of the Mark Twain House.

BUILDING FACTS

Location: Hartford, CT
Built: 1874
Original Architect: Edward Tuckerman Potter
Style: Victorian Gothic Revival
National Historic Landmark

SCOPE

The Mahogany Suite and Carriage House of the Mark Twain House played an important role in the family life of the author. Restoration included refinishing of the historic woodwork throughout the suite and house, plaster restoration, and installation of reproduced wall paper. The wallpaper was designed by Candace Wheeler and dates back to the 1880s. The Mark Twain House is one of the first 100 properties in the nation to be designated a National Historic Landmark.


AWARDS

2018 AGC BuildCT Small Renovation Award

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