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Park Hall Walls Restoration


Our restoration began with an inspection behind some wall panels and an historical paint analysis. The photograph at right shows the paint and stencil behind a removed wall panel. These panels cover four walls in the hall.

Our next step will be to remove all of the panels and repair the plaster on all four walls in the hall. After that will come painting. The final step of our current project may be cleaning of the curved cove and ceiling depending on funding.


The Park Hall Restoration Project is dedicated to the memory of FCSC member Jane Eiseley (1934 - 2019), who championed Park Hall as a building of statewide importance because of its architect, Alfred Clas, and of national importance because of its role in the history of religious freedom in America.  Jane wrote the successful application for Park Hall’s National Historic Register designation in 1988.



Architect and Plasterers visited Park Hall

September 18, 2020.

John Lichtenheld, member of FCSC’s restoration planning committee, and consulting architect Peter Rött met with the plaster contractors, Artisan Plaster LLC of Madison. Theresa Beckman, principal, and her partner, Conrad Webster, took the dimensions of Park Hall for preparation of a bid for replastering the walls.


Plaster Refinishing

October 28 to November 12, 2020.

After a year and a half of planning and fund raising, work on the restoration of the walls in Park Hall began on Wednesday, October 28. Artisan Plaster LLC was our contractor.

We found an unexpected treasure behind the wall panels above the Hall's main doors. This hand-painted mural will be conserved in the completed restoration.

With the fiber board panels removed, the newly resurfaced original plaster awaits paint.




December 11 to December 15, 2020



Here are four views of the newly painted Hall. Randy Baier, Hart Painting Ltd. was our contractor.

His crew made quick work, painting four walls of the Hall including the balcony. Despite that, they were diligent and responsive.



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