Walls on Public View
Paint-decorated plaster walls are in the collections of museums, on display in historical societies, or stewarded by other organizations or businesses. Below is a sampling of original paint-decorated walls that are open to the public. Check with organizations directly for times and availability.
In-situ J.D.Poor murals with minor restoration.
Dr. Moses Mason House, built 1813
Bethel Historical Society
Moses Eaton-style stenciled wall
Cleaned and installed J.D.Poor murals.
From Capt. Sam Benjamin House, Winthrop, ME
Maine State Museum
Early grisaille walls in-situ in fair condition with some restoration.
Job Lane House, built 1713, decorated 1820s
Grisaille wall with minor restorations.
Removed from Whitney House, Harvard, MA
School of Rufus Porter murals depicting Boston Harbor, c. 1824.
From Prescott Tavern, Jaffrey, NH, built 1803
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Professionally-restored, signed J.D. Poor wall, c. 1830
From Silas Burbank House, Mt. Vernon, ME
Installed in Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives, Museum of Our National Heritage
In-situ Grisaille walls in front foyer, stairway and upper hall with major restoration.
Oliver Wight Tavern
Old Sturbridge Village
Untouched Porter-attributed walls in-situ.
Oliver Reed House, built 1809
Townsend Historical Society
Untouched John Avery painted walls.
Dr. Remick family house, built 1808
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm www.remickmuseum.org
Earliest extant American wall murals, c. 1718, restored.
Warner House, built 1716
New York, NY
Mural installed in a gallery with minor restoration
Removed from Hackett House, Thornton, NH
Folk Art Museum
William Price walls restored and installed.
Removed from Carroll House Springfield, NY
The Farmer's Museum
J.D.Poor muraled walls
Removed from from Capt. Dudley Haines House, Readfield, Maine