KBRG received an ACT Heritage grant to restore the 1930 concrete pillar street signposts in the Barton Housing Precinct. We have made good progress with the conservator, Gillian Mitchell having killed off the lichen and fungus, and applied a nicely sculptured protective sacrificial mortar. A number of volunteers have been patiently painting the pillars so the street names stand out like new. Not quite finished but good progress so far. The painting is taking about 7 hours per pillar!

 

2 Responses to RESTORING BARTON’S PILLAR SIGNPOSTS

  1. nick swain says:

    This project has attracted quite a bit of attention. The ACT Government film unit did a U Tube video. More recently three old signposts were dug up under a pathway in Narrabundah. One was stolen overnight and the other two are in safe keeping with ACT Roads. Some other residents groups are keen to restore their heritage sign posts.

  2. nick swain says:

    The Kingston Hotel has been nominated by the Canberra & District Historical Society for inclusion in the ACT Heritage Register. It’s not known when ACT Heritage will be able to assess the nomination but they have a big backlog so it could be some time. They are starting work on a decades old nomination for the Kingston Shops.

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