|In the current restoration project of the Capitol, Mr. Withrow has overseen and trained other painters in replicating historic methods of painting and glazing the inner dome, rotunda, and the exterior dome. He has developed countless samples and techniques to match over 20 different finishes in the building. |
Accessing the current restoration work requires a 234-foot climb to the top of the scaffolding multiple times per day, a remarkable feat for a man in his 80s, and that fact testifies to Mr. Withrow’s dedication, professionalism, and passion for the Capitol building.
To commemorate his personal service and as representative of the countless tradesmen and women who have constructed and preserved the state’s iconic State Capitol, Mr. Withrow’s signature will join those of the original painters, hidden from view on an ornamental plaster cornice feature but not forgotten to history.