St. John the Evangelist

Canning restored exquisite decorative paintings and murals that had been painted over decades earlier, and were revealed through a historic paint analysis and exposures.

Overpainted complex decoration and fine-art murals were exposed, conserved, and reinstated using traditional methods and materials. Twenty-eight murals by Francis Mueller, a frequent collaborator of both this architect and contemporary Patrick Keely, were painstakingly restored to the artist's original style and intent.

The intricately carved marble high altars and side altars were successfully cleaned and conserved to remove decades of grime, dirt, and over-varnishing.