The Golden Pheasant Tea art downtown being dismantled

27 Jan, 2011

This is painful.

Photo credit: Jedediah Baker

The building itself is almost ageless having survived three city fires including the Great Fire of 1892. Now part of the side that has for years prominently showed this colourful art is being renovated.

As seen in Google Street View

It was only a few years ago (2004) that this wall was restored after having lost some of its 74 year lustre. It was a $10,000 restoration contract issued by the city.

The same city that is shutting out condos and big businesses for proposals that interfere with downtown St. John’s heritage is allowing this? How two-faced.

From The Scope: Golden Pheasant Tea mural – Link courtesy of Ryan Pugh

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