In conjunction with restoration of the 1913 Beaux-Arts mansion, Corinthian Hall, the Kansas City Museum hired Rosin Preservation to prepare two “Exhibit-in-Print” interpretive documents. The first describes the restoration of the bay window in the mansion’s breakfast room, which had been largely obscured from view for over thirty years. The second document identified locations throughout the property where the human face is depicted in an artistic manner as part of the stone, wood, plaster, and glass ornament.
The focus of these documents was two-fold – the history and design philosophy of the architectural features and the philosophy guiding the restoration process. In addition to detailed histories of the subject elements, both documents include a context discussing the R.A. Long family, owners of Corinthian Hall, and the Gilded Age lifestyle that influenced the design of the house. Rosin Preservation used primary and secondary resources to research each topic and interviewed restoration artisans and designers.
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