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Minnesota State Capitol
Third Floor Corridors

This restoration of a state capitol third floor corridors designed by acclaimed architect Cass Gilbert involved investigation studies of fine art and decorative paint finishes, including murals by noted artist Elmer Garnsey.


Location: Saint Paul, MN
Built: Circa 1905
Original Architect: Cass Gilbert
Style: Beaux Art
Status: National Landmark


John Canning & Co. was selected for this project, which was considered the pilot project for the interior restoration of the Capitol Building. John Canning & Co. surveyed, conserved and restored historic plaster; documented, analyzed, cleaned & conserved fine art mural by Elmer Garnsey; conserved and restored historic decorative finishes also designed by Garnsey, using techniques such as glazing, stenciling, marbling, and in-painting. John Canning & Co. served as the general contractor for the project. Also, part of this project was the cleaning of native Kasota stone walls, scaffolding, temporary partitions & protection of bronze torchieres, Lead containment and disposal.