New London City Hall
Decorative painting work was performed at the ceiling, upper walls, entablature, columns, and lower walls, to match with the original 1914 color palette.
New London City hall was originally constructed in 1856, and substantially remodeled in 1912 to create a more imposing Municipal building. John Canning & Co. was contracted to perform paint and plaster restoration at the City Council Chamber 10 and 3rd FL Hall Way. The work in the City Council Chamber included both plaster and decorative paint restoration, while the 3rd FL Hall Way ceiling work was limited to plaster restoration.
In the Council Chamber, Canning conducted a paint investigation to determine the historic color scheme and palette. The final colors were selected to match the original 1914 color palette, and were presented to the Owners in an in situ mockup. Plaster repairs were then performed throughout the Council Chamber at visibly damaged and degrading areas of plaster.
2023 Preservation Connecticut Award of Merit