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Pennsylvania’s Capitol Building | Third & Entresol Floors

Third & Entresol Floors
South Wing Restoration

Harrisburg, PA


Commonwealth of PA
Harrisburg, PA

Design Professional

Brinjac Engineering, Inc.
Harrisburg, PA



Once declared “the most beautiful Capitol in the nation” by President Theodore Roosevelt when the building was dedicated in 1906, Pennsylvania’s Capitol building underwent significant historical restoration. This project included the restoration of the Third & Entresol Floors – South Wing.


  • Removal of non-historic work undertaken in the 1970’s
  • Restoration of intricate Renaissance designs
  • Matching of historic finishes, such as paint and leafing
  • Building occupied by the House and Senate during construction


  • Worked closely with the Capitol Preservation Committee and a conservator to record the entire restoration process and ensure historical integrity
  • Engaged a laboratory to analyze finish samples to obtain exact match
  • Scheduled work around House and Senate schedules to minimize disturbance and maximize safety precautions


L.R. Costanzo experts removed, catalogued and re-installed:

  • Plaster ceilings, walls, beam drops, moldings and railings
  • Ornate plaster
  • Decorative painting
  • Gold and aluminum leafing
  • Historic woodwork repair and restoration
  • Door, frame and hardware replacement
  • Stenciling
  • Historic marble work