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                  ART, RESTORATION & ARCHITECTURE, LLC

There is no real future without preserving our history and our culture. ~ Dan Tarnoveanu
Sheppard Residence

Sheppard Residence 
Saint Paul, Minnesota

First Floor Interior Conservation

The Sheppard’s house bears its name from the former owners Mr. & Mrs. Sheppard who commissioned the restoration of the interiors of the house in 1994 to its former splendor.

 

This magnificent historic property was built in 1907 and is located in the famous Summit Hill (also named Crocus Hill) neighborhood of Saint Paul. This structure is part of one of the longest stretch of well preserved Victorian mansions in the United States.

 

Its interiors –especially the first floor-- were decorated with oil on canvas decorative murals mounted on walls and ceilings. An important part of the interior decoration is the elaborate Honduras mahogany and oak woodwork – box beams, columns, staircase and moldings. The murals and all architectural elements in the Foyer, Living Room, Library, Dining Room and Kitchen were restored.

 

Restoration consisted of:

  • Cleaning
  • Reattaching the delaminated sections of the murals to the plaster support
  • Filling cracks and missing areas of paint
  • Inpainting with reversible conservation materials
  • Reattaching the detached murals to the plastered walls
  • Varnishing with a  no-yellowing UV protective and reversible synthetic varnish

This project was completed in 1994.

Exterior View of the House

During Restoration



After Restoration











 

 

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