The invasive infrastructure work in the Senate Chamber included new piping and ductwork above the ceiling on the third floor. That work created an opportunity to restore the historic paint schemes from 1917 and repair and return the beautiful woodwork to match its historic finishes.
More Than Just Paint
Based on the invasive infrastructure work that has taken place to address life safety, building system, and code-related issues, the Capitol needed to be repainted. The invasive infrastructure work included new piping and ductwork above the ceiling on the third floor of the Senate Chamber.
Historic Paint Restoration
Investigative paint studies revealed the original 1917 color palette and decorative designs.
The Capitol's beautiful carved woodwork, like that found in the Senate, has been repaired and restored to match its historic finishes. The wood was first carefully stripped, repaired, and stained.
The Paint and Plaster Process
The historic paint schemes from 1917 have been restored in the Senate Chamber and the plaster has been repaired.