V Scott Beddome Historic Preservation Resume

Historic Preservation Resume of
V. Scott Beddome


Extensive historic preservation history dating back 30 years. Interest began w/the purchase of an 1853 Greek Revival home, The Quint House, in 1979. Worked with community to create the Rural On The Crystal National Register Historic District. Began residential and commercial woodwork restoration contracting. Evolved to church and public project historic wood preservation projects. 

Woodwork Restoration of Wisconsin (1986 – current)

Public projects include:

Plymouth, MA Town Hall/Courthouse

15 month project included all interior and exterior historic architectural woodwork salvage, reuse, replication and installation for cupola, roof parapet, 2 porticos (with 8 columns), doors, windows and all other millwork. Served as Historic Preservation Consultant for General Contractor.

Illinois State Supreme Court

One year project included restoration of historic finishes, ornate door restoration, paint removal for entire 3rd floor Judges suites and replication and installation of architectural millwork.

The Ohio State Supreme Court
2 year project included all restoration of all historic wood finishes in courtrooms, judge’s chambers, libraries and office and common spaces. Wrote specs for all work. Retention of existing historic patina and re-creation of matching finishes for new infill materials.

The St. Paul City Hall/Courthouse

$700K two year project. Wrote all specs and held contract for 600,000 sq ft of paneling featuring 40 different types of veneers. Council chambers, Mayor’s offices, courtrooms, judges chambers and multiple other public spaces. 

Wisconsin State Capitol Assembly Chamber 

Worked extensively to create base specifications for this first step in the restoration of entire building. Held contract for work.

South Dakota State Capitol Senate and Assembly
Restoration and repair of C-curve roll top desks.

Federal Courthouse Atrium/ Milwaukee

Other public projects include:
Marathon (WI) and Lawrence County (SD) Courthouses
Milwaukee Public Library

Church/Liturgical projects include:

Church projects began in 1986 with work under The Conrad Schmitt Studios. Other subcontract work was performed under The Studios of Potente . Independent work followed with expansion into full decorative project management. Currently specializing in church pew restoration and refinishing.

St Paul Episcopal Church Main Entrance Door Restoration
Milwaukee, WI Summer 2011

 Christ United Methodist Church Rochester, MN
Spring/Summer 2012

St Josaphat Basilica/Milwaukee, WI.


Holy Name Cathedral/Chicago, IL

 St Anthony Church. AthensWI
Full renovation/project management. Consultation. Design and Contracting.

St John’s Lutheran ChurchSydneyOH 
Altar, sanctuary furnishing, church pew and architectural woodwork restoration. Consultation for full project interior.

Other past church projects include:

St. John The Baptist Church, Union Grove, WI
St. Matthias Church, Milwaukee, WI
St. Mary Church, Elm Grove, WI
St. Joseph Church, Wauwatosa, WI
Divine Word Church (Techny), Northbrook, IL
Faith Hope & Charity Church, Winnetka, IL
Christ King Church, Edina, MN
St. Mary's Church, Appleton & Kaukauna, WI
Holy Name Church, Sheboygan, WI
SS Peter & Paul Mankato, MN
Bayshore Lutheran Church, Whitefish Bay, WI
Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, WI
St. Patrick's Church, Stevensville, WI
St. Patrick Church, Elroy, Wi
St. Peter Church, Skokie, IL

Other Historic Preservation Info:

Articles published in Archdiocese of Illinios Environment & Art, Liturgical Training Publications, 1996. Revised2012) and Frank Lloyd Wright Newsletter (Dana Thomas House Wood Restoration critique).