photo from the Los Angeles Public Library archives
The Temple was also featured on NPR today.
It took about 4 years to build the Queen Mary which sailed the North Atlantic from 1936-1967. Its now permanently docked in Long Beach as a hotel and fantastic place to have a party. This impressive art deco ship is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
We’ve worked at the Queen Mary off and on for several years. This month we’ll be back and forth to venerable ship completing restoration on a couple of the murals, including the “Royal Jubilee Week” in the Observation Deck Bar as well as “Dressed Overall at the Quay” and “The Sea.”
Check back for more pictures!
photos from http://www.ssmaritime.com/
image by St. Sophia
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.
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.
We’ve worked on several projects at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens over the years, but in 2008 we completed extensive restoration work on the original mansion (now the art gallery) including window, door and architectural woodwork restoration; decorative iron work restoration; plaster, cast stone, concrete and limestone restoration, color analysis and consulting; painting of all surfaces.
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.
Philanthropist and member Erika Glazer just pledged $30 million over the next 15 years towards the restoration of the Wilshire Temple.
Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s congregation was the first synagogue in Los Angeles, and the current temple was built in 1929. This Byzantine strucutre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The restoration work start in October 2011 and is scheduled for completion for Rosh Hashanah services this September.
KC Restoration and Lehne & Son have been working at the Temple for years painting and maintaining the doors and windows. Our current work during this huge restoration project includes decorative paint restoration, gilding, stenciling restoration, restoring and recreating the Zenitherm, door restoration, and window restoration (including some of the decorative leaded glass windows).
Check out this article and pictures at the LA Times, our own Amy Higgins even made it into one of the pictures.