In the September 5, 2011 issue of the Triangle News, we reported that a mural, that had been painted by Patricia Siggelkow in 1992 had been taken down to be restored.
After 180 hours of restoration by Rockglen painter Sandra Lamontagne, the mural is back up.
The mural made its home for nearly 20 years on the side of the former tourist booth that sat at the top of Centre Street.
The mural is now the main focus of a free standing billboard by the highway that by mid-June will also have a map of the town with points of interest.
According the Lamontagne, she spent 180 hours restoring the mural. She took a photo of the mural before she began and she also had a photo from Harold Siggelkow that was taken shortly after it was originally painted to work from.
The years had taken their toll on the mural, with some painted areas almost completed worn away. Lamontagne reported that she had to repair many areas of the wood before repainting, even having to fill marks left by hail.
The mural has been refurbished with oil paint and Lamontagne plans to apply a clear coat to help the mural last.
The mural that depicts the Town of Coronach in its early days, along with a portrait of the the horse “Coronach” that the town is named after.
The mural is one of many murals that Siggelkow painted.