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Waterbury City Hall Gilding

John Canning Co. provided restoration of the gilded dome, cupola and clock faces for the Waterbury City Hall.

waterbury city hall gilding


Location: Waterbury, CT
Built: 1915
Original Architect: Cass Gilbert
Style: Georgian Revival
Status: Historic National Landmark


  • Gilding
  • Metal Fabrication
  • General Painting

Waterbury City Hall was designed by nationally acclaimed architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1915. It is the focal point of a group of buildings designed for the city by Gilbert, which are included on the National Register of Historic Places as the Waterbury Municipal Center.

Unfortunately, as with other decorative elements, gilded items and structures can lose their luster over time.  That was the case with the Waterbury City Hall dome and clock tower.

The project involved restoration of the gilded dome, cupola and clock tower. The work also included the fabrication of a new weather-vane to match the original copper one. The work included paint removal, sheet metal repairs, caulking/sealing, painting, clock restoration, and gold leaf gilding of the dome and clock-faces.