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Historic Seattle landmark restoration

Stimson-Green Mansion

Historic Seattle landmark restoration, Stimson-Green Mansion

Photograph by Ann Norton Photography

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation approached Allison & Ross for a conservation proposal for several site-specific original artworks in this historic landmark building. As part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for Stimson-Green Mansion, constructed in 1901, conservators from Allison & Ross were enlisted to clean, repair, and reconstruct works in the dining and parlor rooms.

The frieze in the dining room, a painting on fabric, was extremely dirty and had some mold and soot damage, as well as areas of water damage and paint loss. Chief Paintings Conservator Eric Eschenbach led the Allison & Ross team in the repair of this historic frieze, using the highest conservation standards to clean and retouch the painting. Wall relief sculptures in the parlor room were also cleaned as part of this rehabilitation project.