Main Archway Ceiling

This project was made possible by a grant from the Pearl Chase Society.  In 2009, over 4 months were spent restoring the main arch ceiling to the original condition. The project involved documenting existing conditions and then repainting the archway to restore the lost images that were damaged due to time and weather.

Watch a 4 month project unfold in five minutes!

 

 

Project Slideshow

Did You Know...

The Sunken Garden is host to community-wide celebrations around the year. What is often mistaken about this magic place is its layout of stone walls—many are told it is the basement of the former courthouse prior to the 1925 earthquake. This is myth. The sandstone blocks that form the current day landscape were recycled from the older courthouse buildings after the 1925 earthquake.