Conservancy Awarded Funds for Historic Restoration

We're proud to announce that the Conservancy has been awarded funds from Visit Austin, Texas (Convention & Visitor's Bureau) to repair and restore a number of historical features in Pease Park and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt! CCC-era picnic tables, benches, and walls as well as the southern section of the Janet Fish Wall built in the 1960's will all be addressed. You might recall that just over a year ago we restored the northern section of the wall. All told, about $50,000 worth of repairs will be made.

Constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the stone walls along Kingsbury Street in Pease Park are contributing elements to the Old West Austin National Register Historic District. Ash Masonry Masterworks got started with restoration of these walls this morning. Ash Masonry has worked on a number of other historic preservation project, including The Governor's Mansion and Tower Life Building.

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