#TBT Wilshire Boulevard Temple under construction

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K.C. Restoration is attending the LA Conservancy‘s annual award’s luncheon today, where the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is receiving the prestigious President’s Award!

 

The Temple was also featured on NPR today.

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#TBT St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

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Have you ever been inside the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral (LA’s largest Greek Orthodox church and LA Historic Cultural Monument #120)?  Its amazing.  Back in 2001, we documented and conserved of all twenty-one painted icons that fit into the altar screen. We also restored the painted surfaces and gilding on the altar screen, throne and pulpit.

Check out Doug Santo’s pictures of the cathedral on flickr, they’re beautiful.

Wilshire Boulevard Temple wins the LA Conservancy President’s Award!

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The LA Conservancy just announced the Wilshire Boulevard Temple has been recognized with the President’s Award for their 2014 Preservation Awards!

We’re also gearing up to start work on Phase 2 – the restoration of the historic school on the Wilshire Boulevard campus.

And, a new book has just been released all about the history and restoration of the Temple.

 

 

#TBT Raymond Theater

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#TBT Raymnd Theater

(oops a day late) Restoration work in progress at the Raymond Theater in Pasadena (now the Raymond Renaissance) completed in 2009.  Check out our project page for more Before and After pictures of our work.

Mural Restoration at the Warner Grand Theatre

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Work is in progress on a mural restoration/recreation at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.  This beautiful art deco movie palace originally opened in 1931, and is on the National register is also LA historic Cultural Monument #251.  We’ve completed a couple of restoration projects here over the last 5 years. 

#TBT Blossom Ballroom

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#TBT Blossom Ballroom

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Five years ago we were putting the finishing touches on the decorative surfaces during the restoration of the Blossom Ballroom at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (home of the very first Academy Awards and an LA Historic Cultural Monument).

Wilshire Boulevard Temple Tour

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Did you see our presentation at the LA Conservancy tour of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple last weekend? We mixed over 110 custom paint colors and used over 20,000 sheets of gold leaf during our restoration work!