Bronze Plaques Installed on Inspiration Heights’ Pillars

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bronze plaques stolen from the Inspiration Heights pillars on Sunset Boulevard are replaced.

After a year of pushing the project along, six new plaques have been installed on the Inspiration Heights pillars on Sunset Boulevard, according to Barry Hager, Board Chairman of Mission Hills Heritage. The bronze plaques replace vintage plaques stolen during a rash of thefts in the summer of 2011.

“There is no lacquer coating on the new plaques, so they don’t look like the old ones now, but they’ll start developing a patina in a couple of years,” Hager noted.

“Funding for the project came from the office of Council Member Kevin Faulconer, whose staff also helped shepherd the project through the city’s approval process. We thank them and the City Streets Division that has securely affixed the plaques to the pillars with bolts and epoxy to deter future theft,” he said.

“Chism Brothers Painting is also generously donating time and materials to repair the stucco and paint the century-old pillars which were originally constructed in about 1909 to mark the entrance to the Inspiration Heights subdivision,” said Debbie Quillin, Mission Hills Heritage, president of the neighborhood organization.

“While passing by this historic corner take time to note a bit of community heritage that has been restored to its former glory,” she said.

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