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Place name: Ercildoune, Footscray

Location: Maribyrnong City Council, Port Phillip Region

Grant amount: $45,000

Grant recipient: Footscray Historical Society

Type of project: Conservation works

Funding program: Living Heritage Grants Program Competitive Stream Round 1 2016-17

Project duration: May 2017 – April 2018

Project Summary

Many historic buildings will have beautiful timber windows and Ercildoune, in Footscray, is one such Victorian Heritage Register listed property. The owners, the Footscray Historical Society, needed to repair the timber windows, sills and sashes of many of the double-hung timber windows. An 1876 former National Bank of Australasia building, Ercildoune is now used for research, gallery and an artists’ studio.

A $45,000 grant enabled the repairs and restoration to be undertaken using traditional methods, enabling more rooms to be used and activated by the local community.

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