Timber Frame Cupola

Presbytere Museum

Timber Frame Dome

The Presbytere Museum is in New Orleans, LA. Vermont Timber Works provided a timber frame cupola for the museum

We worked with general contractor The Lathan Company, Inc and architect Yeates & Yeates on this project.

The purpose of the cupola was to create a historically accurate replica of a cupola that blew off the museum during a hurricane in the 1800’s. The new cupola was installed right before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, and we are proud to say that it survived the storm just fine.

All of our frames are handcrafted to meet exact project requirements, and we enjoy working with our clients to make sure the details – from design to finish – are just right.

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The timber for the cupola is southern cypress that has been rough sawn. The traditional joints are secured with 3/4” oak pegs.


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Finished Restoration of a historic cupola at Presbytere Museum in New Orleans, LA

The finished cupola

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