Restoring Historic Decorative Plaster Surfaces

Decorative plaster is a versatile medium that poses its own set of challenges but can yield highly decorative and enriched interior building surfaces. The decorative and ornamental plaster restoration projects shown here were the result of seismic upgrades and historic tax credit requirements regarding the amount of original material reinstalled.


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Seven Grand Building Plaster Ceiling Restoration

Seven Grand Building Plaster Ceiling Restoration

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

Previous removal of portions of a highly decorative gypsum and Portland cement plaster ceiling had been removed by previous tenants. The opening of a new restaurant in the space created the push to restore the decorative surfaces of this former cafeteria, using moldmaking and other restoration techniques.

Subway Terminal Building Plaster and Terra Cotta Preservation

Subway Terminal Building Plaster and Terra Cotta Preservation

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

Seismic upgrades to the building structure required the intrusive removal of large areas of original decorative coffered ceiling and mandated the use of silicon rubber mould technology to manufacture new matching replacement units. Terra cotta capitals and columns were also involved in the rehabilitation of this space. Wikipedia Reference: 

Roosevelt Hotel, Blossom Ballroom Plaster Ceiling

Roosevelt Hotel, Blossom Ballroom Plaster Ceiling

Hollywood, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

The Blossom Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel was the site of the first Academy Awards Ceremony back in 1929 and has hosted many famous names over the years. The decorative ceiling of the ballroom recently underwent a major upgrade to incorporate new computer-controlled light systems and the ceiling was reconfigured,...