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EverGreene Architectural Arts is one of the largest specialty contractors and architectural arts studios in the United States. Established in 1978, our mission and passion is to provide preconstruction and construction services for significant buildings requiring conservation, restoration or new design. We believe that the architectural arts—murals, fine art, decorative plaster and paint, gilding, metals, mosaics and other finishes— enrich both our buildings and our communities.

(b. 1871) was an American architect best known for his design of theaters and movie houses in the 1920s and 30s.

We believe that theaters are an important part of every city and town across America. These icons are a source of entertainment and education, bringing people together and strengthening communities. We have been privileged to work on hundreds of theaters across the country and have witnessed firsthand how a theater restoration can renew civic pride and be the cornerstone of economic boon.

EverGreene has restored numerous Lamb masterpieces, returning these early 20th century relics to their original awe-inspiring splendor.

Pictured: Landmark Theater / Syracuse, NY Restored: 2001


CLEVELAND 1921 Thomas W. Lamb A 1964 fire destroyed the Ohio Theatre lobby and portions of its auditorium. The Ohio reopened later that year, but the Italian Renaissance-style ornament and murals were not repaired. EverGreene is recreating the Ohio’s Renaissance elegance. Using archival photographs, drawings and original blueprints and designs, in addition to an on-site investigation that uncovered lost ornament beneath the

The current Ohio Theatre lobby

A color rendering of the Ohio Theatre lobby

non-historic ceiling, designers and craftsmen will recreate what was once lost. Ornamental elements found in the adjacent Lamb-designed State Theatre will act as references for how the Ohio’s pillars and capitals were styled. Artists will implement a historically-accurate decorative palette to the restored lobby, evoking the original Old World grandeur.

Remaining ornament found beneath the ceiling.


1926 Thomas W. Lamb

In 2007, EverGreene repaired plaster and decorative and straight painting throughout the theatre’s interior. The majority of the project consisted of glazing the theater’s proscenium. In 2013, EverGreene returned to Proctors and repaired and repainted the ornamental grille in the projection room, including gilding and glazing. EverGreene also repaired the plaster coffer ceilings in the Key Building. For the last phase of restoration, EverGreene conserved ornamental


plaster and decorative paint in the auditorium and lobby. Capitals in the auditorium were gilded and varnished; missing sections of rail moldings were replicated and replaced balcony fascia was refinished to match the existing ornament. EverGreene craftsmen restored badly fractured scagliola in the auditorium mezzanine and refinished wooden handrails at the Mezzanine crossover.



1931 Thomas W. Lamb Restored: 2002

EverGreene conservators conducted a finishes investigation to document original colors and stencil patterns. Craftsmen restored ornamental plaster and decorative paint throughout the theatre which included polychromy, stenciling, gilding and glazing. Historic murals in the lobby were conserved and the original architectural woodwork was restored.



1928 Thomas W. Lamb

EverGreene restored the original artwork and architectural ornament - much of which had been lost. A paint analysis determined the original decorative painting scheme, and plaster technicians replicated missing elements of the architectural ornamentation. Conservators restored the large lobby mural depicting exotic

Restored: 2001

Indo-Persian motifs; inpainting areas of damage and complete loss and reintegrating the artwork with existing elements of the decorative painting scheme. Extensive gilding was required to return the interior to its original exotic splendor.



1928 Thomas W. Lamb

EverGreene consolidated historic plaster finishes and inpainted decorative paint that had suffered damage over the years.

Restored: 2007


1928 Thomas W. Lamb Restored: 2004

EverGreene conservators cleaned and conserved extant section of proscenium, dome, and stair lobby murals containing classical figures and sky backgrounds as well as repainted in situ lost sections of murals to recreate original intent. We restored the water-damaged interior finishes and

ornamental plaster, and additionally, developed a custom color palette and completed decorative painting to maintain historic character. Conservators also touched-up the dutch-metal gilding surrounding the ceiling mural, restoring it to its classic grandeur.



1931 Thomas W. Lamb

EverGreene plaster artisans restored conserved and repaired the missing and damaged plasterwork, while our murals department was commissioned to design two large landscape murals for the lobby and several smaller ones depicting events in the spiritual history of the congregation.

Restored: 2002


1930 Thomas W. Lamb

The French Baroque styled Times Square Church, previously known as the Mark Hellinger Theater is a unique example of an adaptive reuse space that was restored from a Broadway theater and transformed into a vibrant church. Our project planners devised a solution to suspend a giant platform

from the ceiling which protected patrons from the work above, using the original bolt ties that were still in place from when the building was constructed. This allowed our craftsmen to get close enough to restore the brilliant ceiling, while keeping the building fully operational.


1930 Thomas W. Lamb Restored: 2014

In June 2013, a large section of the Palace’s ornate plaster fell from the ceiling. Water damage significantly affected two other major regions of the ceiling. EverGreene is replicating the plaster ornament to repair areas of loss. Conservators will reinstall the new plaster ornament and repaint

it to mimic the existing decor. We are also doing surface cleaning in isolated areas of the theatre/church. Old decorative paint is being scraped away and replaced with historically accurate decorative painting and stenciling.

THEATRES (REPRESENTATIVE LIST) AL Birmingham Alabama Theatre AL Birmingham Lyric Theatre AZ Phoenix Arizona Puppet Theatre AZ Prescott Elks Theatre AZ Tuscon Fox Theatre CA Alameda Alameda Theatre CA Los Angeles Pantages CA Monterey Golden State Theatre CA Oakland Fox Theatre CA Palo Alto Stanford Theatre CA Redding Cascade Theatre CA Sacramento Sacramento Memorial Auditorium CA Santa Barbara Granada Theatre CA Stockton Bob Hope/Fox Theatre CT Hartford Bushnell Theater and New Bushnell CT Hartford Morensen Hall at the Bushnell PAC CT Torrington Warner Theater DC Washington Ford’s Theatre DC Washington Kennedy Center Concert Hall DC Washington Stanley Warner Theatre DE Wilmington Grand Opera House FL Miami Gusman Theater FL Sarasota Asolo Theater GA Americus Rylander Theater IA Ames Beardshear Hall, Iowa State University IA Cedar Rapids Paramount Theater IA Des Moines Hoyt Sherman Place IA Sioux City Orpheum Theatre IL Champaign Virginia Theatre IL Chicago Auditorium Theatre IL Chicago Chicago Theatre IL Chicago Fullerton Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago IL Chicago Murphy Auditorium IL Chicago Music Box Theatre IL Decatur Lincoln Square Theater IL Rockford Coronado Theatre IL Waukegan Genesee Theater IN Elkhart Learner Theater IN Indianapolis Indiana Repertory Theatre IN Indianapolis Murat Theater IN South Bend Morris Performing Arts Center KS Augusta Augusta Theater Murals KS Topeka Jayhawk State Theatre

KS Wichita Orpheum Theatre KY Covington Carenegie Performing Arts Center KY Elizabethtown State Theatre KY Louisville Palace Theatre LA New Orleans Saenger Theater MA Boston Boston Opera House MA Boston Colonial Theatre (Repairs) MA Boston Cutler Majestic Theater at Emerson College MA Boston Paramount Theater, Emerson College MA Boston Shubert Theatre MA Cambridge Sanders Theater, Harvard University MA Pittsfield Colonial Theater MA Springfield Paramount Theatre MD Bethesda Bethesda Theater MI Ann Arbor Rackham Auditorium University of Michigan MI Detroit Detroit Masonic Temple Theater MI Detroit Detroit Music Hall MI Detroit Detroit Orchestra Hall MI Grand Rapids Civic Theatre MI Grand Rapids Majestic Theatre MI Jackson Michigan Theater MI Muskegon Frauenthal Theater MN Minneapolis State Theatre MN St. Cloud Paramount Theatre MO Kansas City Folly Theater MS Meridian Grand Opera House/Reilly Center, Ole Miss NE Scotts Bluff Midwest Theatre NH Keene Colonial Theater NH Portsmouth Portsmouth Music Hall NJ Atlantic City Atlantic City Convention Center NJ Morristown Morristown Community Theatre NJ Red Bank Count Basie Theatre NY Brooklyn Kings Theatre NY Brooklyn Brooklyn Academy of Music NY Brooklyn Brooklyn Tabernacle/ Metropolitan Theater NY Brooklyn Pratt Memorial Hall NY Buffalo Shea’s Performing Arts Center NY Elmira Clemens Center NY Flushing RKO Keith Theatre NY Ithaca Bailey Hall, Cornell University NY Ithaca State Theater

NY Katonah Caramoor Center for Art & Music NY Kingston Ulster Performing Arts Center NY New York AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theatre NY New York Audubon Ballroom NY New York Barrymore Theatre NY New York Belasco Theatre NY New York Biltmore Theatre NY New York Brooks Atkinson Theatre NY New York Casa Italian, Columbia University Eugene NY New York O’Neill Theatre NY New York Ford Center for the Performing Arts Henry NY New York Miller’s Theater NY New York Hippodrome NY New York Jujamcyn Theaters NY New York Lincoln Center NY New York Manhattan Opera House NY New York Metroplitan Box Theatre NY New York Nederlander Theatre NY New York Neil Simon Theatre NY New York New Amsterdam Theatre NY New York New Victory Theater NY New York Palace Theater NY New York Playpen Theatre NY New York Public Theater Cafe/ Shakespeare Festival NY New York Radio City Music Hall NY New York Richard Rodgers NY New York Selwyn “Roundabout”/ American Airlines Theater NY New York Shubert Theater NY New York St. James Theatre NY New York Times Square Theatre/Church NY New York Town Hall NY New York Turner NY New York Victory Theatre NY New York Virginia Theatre NY New York Walter Kerr Theatre NY New York Washington Irving HS Auditorium (Design) NY New York Winter Garden Theatre NY Peekskill Paramount Theater NY Poughkeepsie Bardavon Opera House NY Schenectady Proctors Theatre NY Syracuse Landmark Theater NY Utica Stanley Theatre OH Akron Akron Civic Center

OH Allentown OH Cincinnati OH Cleveland OH Cleveland OH Cleveland OH Cleveland OH Cleveland OH Columbus OH Dayton OH Marietta OH Youngstown OR Salem PA Easton PA Gettysburg PA Lancaster PA New Hope PA Philadelphia PA Pittsburgh PA Scranton PA Wilkes-Barre PA Williamsport PA York RI Newport TN Knoxville TN Nashville TX El Paso TX Fort Worth VA Cape Charles VA Culpeper VA Norfolk VA Richmond VA Richmond VA Richmond VT Burlington WA Bellingham WA Bremerton WA Hoquiam WA Seattle WA Seattle WA Seattle WA Spokane

Symphony Hall Memorial Hall Allen Theatre Palace Theatre (Curtain) Ohio Theatre State Theatre Severance Hall Southern Theater Victoria Theatre Hippodrome Colony Theater Stambaugh Auditorium Elsinore Theatre State Theatre Majestic Theatre Fulton Opera House Buck’s County Playhouse (Curtain) Academy of Music Byham/Fulton Theater Scranton Cultural Center Kirby Center Community Arts Center/ Capitol Theatre Strand/Capitol PAC Newport Casino Theater Tennessee Theater Parthenon/Temple Theater Plaza Theater Bass Performing Arts Center Palace Theater National Audio Visual Convention Center Cirspus Attucks Cultural Center Altria Theatre Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts Kings Theater Flynn Theater Mount Baker Theatre Admiral Theater 7th Street Theatre Eagles Auditorium Fifth Avenue Theatre Paramount Theatre Fox Theatre


Preconstruction design Building & artwork assessments Development of treatment plans Ornamental & flat plaster Scagliola & specialty plaster Acoustic plaster Conservation & restoration Murals & artwork Decorative & flat painting Glazing & specialty finishes Interior & exterior gilding Stone, wood & metal services Novawall acoustic fabric panels Specialty contracting

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Profile for EverGreene Architectural Arts

Thomas W. Lamb Historic Theaters  

Thomas W. Lamb was an American architect best known for his design of theaters and movie houses in the 1920s and 30s. EverGreene has restore...

Thomas W. Lamb Historic Theaters  

Thomas W. Lamb was an American architect best known for his design of theaters and movie houses in the 1920s and 30s. EverGreene has restore...