Union League of Philadelphia

Canning Co. experts restored the historic decoration by John Frasier and Horace Trumbauer at landmark Union League of Philadelphia


Historic paint analysis; plaster conditions analysis; restoration & conservation; decorative painting; decorative finishes; large-scale mock-ups

For the restoration of the Lincoln Ballroom at the Union League of Philadelphia, John Canning Co. provided the decorative finishes on the new coffered ceiling. The coffered ceiling was reinstated based on an historic sketch by Trumbauer.

Through mock-ups and collaboration, a final color palette was established that was appropriate to the historic period interior.


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Built: 1864
Original Architect: John Fraser and Horace Trumbauer
Style: Beaux Arts