St. Patrick Parish


Historic Paint Analysis
Plaster Survey
New Design & Sacred Murals

Decorative Paint
Plaster Repair
Gilding & Glazing
Fine-Art Conservation
Wood Conservation


Over the course of one year, the Canning team of conservators, analysts, artists, decorators, designers, and tradesmen uncovered original colors, decorative patterns, and finishes, conserved 24 murals, restored Stations of the Cross, repaired and stabilized plaster, and conserved the scagliola columns.

Canning specialists cleaned and polished the fine-art marble sculptures of saints, angels, and the ornate altar, all carved by Joseph Sibbel whose work can also be found in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City.

Once we had uncovered the original decoration and determined the best course for conserving the Gustav Kinkelin murals, we were able to advise the parish on how to treat the new spaces.

The new cry room and confessionals were painted with a wood-grain technique to match the existing hardwood finishes. We also proposed and created new shrines with fine-art murals depicting the Hispanic and Vietnamese Marian apparitions, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Our Lady of La Vang.


2017 Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Bulfinch Award for Historic Preservation

2017 Excellence in Historic Preservation, National Historic Park