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plus ça change – the saga of the Fremantle Station Facade!

June 2, 2011
Restored facade Fremantle Station 2005

Restored facade Fremantle Station 2005

Last week I came across this gem from the Fremantle Society Newsletter, March-April 1974 under the heading What’s been happening:

RAILWAY STATION

The Society has written to the Minister for Railways to have the Fremantle Railway Station restored.  The major part of the facade is Donnybrook Stone but unfortunately has been painted.  This should be stripped and the whole building restored particularly now that it has been given the National Trust’s major classification.

These things can’t be hurried, restoration of the main entrance was completed 21 years later in 2005 and the 2nd stage of restoration of the remaining front and side facades is underway right now in 2011!

Fremantle Station under wraps 2011

Fremantle Station under wraps 2011

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