John Canning & Co. Earns the 2020 Bulfinch Award in the Craftsmanship/Artisanship Category
The Bulfinch Awards are hosted by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art New England Chapter and recognize practitioners from across the nation who are committed to promoting excellence in the classical tradition and allied arts within New England.
The Mark Twain House and Museum was built in 1874, was originally the home of author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who you may recognize under the pen name, Mark Twain. The Mark Twain House and Museum was one of the first one-hundred properties in the nation to be designated a National Landmark. Designed in a Victorian Gothic Revival style, the Mahogany Suite was best known as the guest suite where the family would host their guests and close friends. Before the restoration, the space had been closed since the Early 2000's.
The Mahogany Suite project (https://johncanningco.com/
The project team was led by Architect David Scott Parker who did a tremendous amount of archival research and examination of conditions for the historic fabric. Downes Construction Company is highly regarded in New England for the restoration of historic buildings and was the general contractor for this project. Through a team effort the Mark Twain House and Museum's Mahogany Suite can now be enjoyed by the tens of thousands of visitors it gets every year.
John Canning & Co.