Historic Pillars Are Restored in Mission Hills

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Residents and business owners join Councilman Kevin Faulconer to celebrate the refurbishment and replacement of plaques on pillars located throughout Mission Hills.

With the support of Mission Hills Heritage (MHH), several pillars located in Mission Hills received new plaques and were refurbished. According to Barry Hager, MHH board chairman, after proposing the project to the City’s Historical Resources Board (HRB), the pillars were photographed and measured to replace the missing plaques. MHH worked with a plaque manufacturer in Pennsylvania who came up the design and specifications and an estimate to produce them.
Councilman Kevin Faulconer provided funding from his office’s discretionary funds to manufacture the plaques and have then installed. Because spending those funds requires City Council approval, he brought the matter before the City Council and was able to get approval. Faulconer’s staff worked with HRB staff to get the plaques ordered from the manufacturer in Pennsylvania and followed up to help see the project through.

At the request of MHH, Mike Chism and Chism Brothers Painting stepped in after the plaques were installed and repaired and repainted the pillars. Chism Brothers donated all their time and the materials for the work. They had a three-man crew working for two days on all three pillars. The work involved patching the cracked and deteriorated stucco, prepping and painting the pillars from base to tile roofs.

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