Metropolitan Theatre


As the specialty contractor for the restoration of the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown, West Virginia, John Canning Co. conducted research and hands-on investigation of the historic finishes, exposed original colors and decoration and reinstated the original design using traditional methods and materials.


Specialty contractor; historic paint analysis; decorative painting; general painting; fabric panel installation; architectural gidling

John Canning & Co. was selected as a specialty contractor for the Metropolitan Theatre. The Classical Revival theater was designed by Charles W. Bates and completed in 1924. 


Location: Morgantown, WV
Built: 1924
Architect: Charles W. Bates
Style: Classical Revival

National Historic Landmark