Rhode Island State Capitol
John Canning & Co. projects at the Rhode Island State House in 1998 and 2017 involved the conservation, cleaning, and restoration of the magnificent dome murals, decorative painting, and architectural gilding.
Location: Providence, RI
Architect: McKim, Meade, and White
Style: American Renaissance
The dome of the Rhode Island State House is the fourth largest self-supporting marble dome in the world.
In 1998, John Canning & Co. acted as the general contractor coordinating all work and trades in the rotunda while the building remained open to the public.
Areas were exposed, revealing 1895 painted designs and color palette. The original scheme was recreated and the fine art murals cleaned.
1997 Rhode Island State Historic Preservation Award
2017 Rhody Award for Historic Preservation