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.

BUILDING FACTS

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

SCOPE

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.