Joshua Kennedy House Interior Restoration

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The Joshua Kennedy Home, located at 607 Government Street, was built in 1857 by Joshua Kennedy, Jr. The façade of the home features an unusual full height portico that has been described as reflecting a transition between the Greek Revival and Italianate Currently The Joshua Kennedy Home is owned by The 1857 Foundation. The Foundation was organized by a group of concerned local business professionals who collectively saw a need to save this remarkable structure. Read more about the 1857 Foundation. Pro 1 Painters assisted in restoring the plaster walls and crown molding.

Project Type: Commercial Interior Painting

Project Location: Mobile, AL

In the Fall of 2019, the 1857 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, completed its full restoration of the Joshua Kennedy Jr. home, located in the Church Street East historic neighborhood of downtown Mobile at 607 Government Street. 

Pro 1 Painters was selected to assist with the exterior and interior painting of the structure. 

Here are some excerpts from Mystic Restoration, Mobile Bay Monthly

By Eleanor Inge Baker – February 14, 2020 

“The plaster walls and crown molding were fully restored. The house, features 14-foot ceilings, seven fireplaces, a beautiful bay window, arched windows and doors, and the original sweeping staircase, right, along a plaster radius wall in the grand hallway. 

In February 2017, the foundation successfully acquired the property from the Lamar Y. McLeod American Legion Post 3, which occupied the house from 1948 to 2017. “One of the most unique aspects of this restoration project is the foundation’s partnership with the American Legion, which will allow them to resume use of the building for membership meetings and events for the next 10 years at no cost,” says Allan Gustin, a local commercial contractor and the chairman of the design committee that oversaw the details of the actual restoration. “My father was a veteran, and it’s important to us as a group to support men and women who served in our armed forces.”

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Albert
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Couldn’t have done a better job.Renee was very helpful, patient, and knowledgeable with us when deciding on painting the exterior of our home.Jose and his team were prompt and respectful of my property these guys worked hard and made sure everything was exactly how we wanted.I highly recommend doing business with Pro1 Painters !
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Jenny B.
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Bill L.
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Steve A.
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Judith R.
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This is my second time using Pro 1 Painters. So, yes, they are good. This is the second room I've had the popcorn ceiling scraped and painted and walls painted. There is no way around it, scraping a popcorn ceiling is a messy job but they kept it contained. This time my first contact was with Marissa, the production coordinator. She was very... pleasant. helpful, and professional. Her voice sounds like a smile. Seab came out to see what needed to be done. He was very friendly and professional. He did all the measurements and listened to what I had in mind and made suggestions where necessary. He got the estimate to me promptly. Jaime and Ruben scraped the ceiling and painted. They are real pros. I can't believe how smooth they got the ceiling. It's beautiful. This is an old Fairhope house, so after the ceiling dried, even though they had done two coats, yellow came through in some places. So I called Marissa and in a matter of a few days, Jaime and Ruben came back and painted it with Kilz and repainted. Jaime and Ruben were great .... good at their job, worked hard, very pleasant, no swearing and no smoking.I thought the price was very reasonable, not cheap, but for what I got very reasonable. It's the old adage, you get what you pay for.In a few months I hope to tackle more rooms and I'll be calling Pro 1 Painters.Judith Robertsread more
Nicholas B.
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Pro 1 Painters did an excellent job on doing interior and exterior painting on the Fort Morgan beach house. I had the exterior trim and interior touch up along with having the porch floors finished with a coating. Pro 1 was able to adjust their schedule to our needs since we also had a couple of exterior doors replaced and the recent storms we... had put my schedule for repairs behind in getting the doors hung. Pro 1 was able to return and finish up painting the doors once they were hung.My only complaints were a cut in the screen enclosing the back porch. Probably cut when the crew was finishing the back porch floor. Easily repaired but it was left unfixed. There also were some splatter marks on the exterior which was minor but touch up could have been done. I recently had the landscaping renewed and the crew did not take any due care to protect the landscaping.Overall, a happy customer and the complaints are easily taken care of. I do endorse Pro 1 Painters for your next painting project.read more
Jeff S.
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Matt S.
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Had my popcorn removed. The team was promptly on time everyday. They were very respectful to my 77 year old mother which was appreciated. The finished job on the ceilings look like they were smooth finished when built. Mess was a minimum and they cleaned up daily. I would absolutely recommend this team for your project. I will use them for... interior painting next.read more
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