Crystal Ballroom w worklight

Crystal Ballroom w worklight

A quite moment during the restoration of The U.S. Grant Hotel. The hotel was purchased by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, who spent 21 months to restore the building in grand style. It reopened in November 2006. I worked with David H. Lown Painting on the project.  Noted architect Harrison Albright designed the hotel in 1910.

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4 Responses to Crystal Ballroom w worklight

  1. ideflex says:

    Thank goodness someone is saving these buildings… Got any close-ups of that ceiling?

  2. Hi, yes it is important.
    While we worked on the project we saw natural beauty underneath, as most had been painted over in the 80’s with an off white paint. Marble and stunning Bronze most all got the white paint, it was great to see that beauty shine again!. We also painted some surfaces with beautiful pearls and metallic paint colors both brushed and sprayed.

    I need to go by and take some finished photos.

  3. Wow, looks beautiful! Every time I pass by The U.S. Grant, I take a long look. I’ve never seen the inside but even from the outside it has this incredible allure. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  4. Thanks, it really is a gorgeous building inside and out.
    Go in and walk around the lobby, also go to the Crystal ballroom.

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