St. John the Evangelist
Canning restored exquisite decorative painting and murals that had been painted over decades earlier, and revealed with historic paint analysis and exposures
Location: Clinton, MA
Original Architect: Patrick Ford
Style: Gothic Revival
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.
2012 Stanford White Award, ICAA New York Region