- Interior and exterior restoration
- Two story lobby in historic building
- Restoration to original design
Renovating the two-story lobby of the Lightner Museum, the historic former hotel built by Henry Flagler in 1887, took a bit of detective work. Mike Davis used old photos and clues left behind on layers of wall exposed during renovation to accurately recreate and renovate the lobby inside and out. It took working jointly with the museum, manufacturers and A.D. Davis’ own carpenters and skilled staff to bring the museum back to its original splendor. A.D. Davis replaced exterior windows and doors, interior tile floors, walls, ceilings and plaster cornice and trim. The result, an award-winning restoration that has been featured in lifestyle magazines and television programs.