Wednesday, February 19, 2014

$1.1m Maitland court house upgrade complete

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The $1.1 million restoration of Maitland Court House is complete and it will reopen on Monday. 
Up to 90 tradesmen have worked to repair the four sides of the clock, reslate the roof, and restore some gloss to the 118-year-old building.
“This historic courthouse was the pride of the town when it was first opened in 1896. Children finished school early to watch the procession, which included a band and horse drawn carriages,” Heritage Minister Robyn Parker said.
“The court’s beautiful clock tower is still a symbol for the people of Maitland and I am delighted the clock has been repaired and is now working on all four sides.”
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 14, 2014.