Decorative Plaster

Glen Mary Plantation - 1848

Sparta, GA


Grand ornament

Elaborate, custom plaster cornices, medallions, and moldings now grace the ceilings of the entire second floor of historic Glen Mary Plantation. Landmark Preservation was tasked with the installation and finishing of all of this ornamental plaster, and with the coordination of the design team required to bring this ambitious project to completion.

This project gave us the privilege of working with incredibly skilled designers to bring the client’s vision to reality. Architect Charles Phillips created the overall plan for the decorative work, while talented sculptor Chris Smith; master artisan David Flaherty; and Landmark Preservation’s own craftsmen carved and cast the extensive ornamental elements. Our responsibilities included:

  • Coordination of design team

  • Removal of non-historic drywall

  • Installation of flatwork plaster

  • Fabrication of running molding

  • Mockup fabrication

  • Hand-rendering of concepts

  • Complete installation of all plaster elements

  • Gilding of decorative plaster in Dining Room

Exceptional craftsmanship and a close working relationship with the client have resulted in Glen Mary Plantation being home to some of the most beautiful ornamental plaster in the southeast.