Sometimes when a new person or family comes to live in a town, they see differently than the locals. A local may pass by a building most days in their travels and that building goes unnoticed. A few days back we were at the local IGA store to buy the usual groceries. On this occasion I took a walk down the side of a building as I'd seen a faded sign that intrigued me. It was about some of Kyneton's history. Why it was on the side of a building an a non-tourist area, I find puzzling however there it was.
|At one time this large nondescript timber building may have been a furniture emporium or maybe a country produce store.|
There is no signs of its origin that I can find.
|Quite faded now, the sign depicts certain elements of Kyneton's early history.|
|This faded sign is in Mollison St, however the enlarged section depicts a store in the historic Piper St.|
Today Piper St is the tourist section of Kyneton where this sign should really be.
|The Junction hotel once stood where the more modern Safeway Super Market is now located.|
I wonder if the local historic centre would have some original photos.
That part of the street now has more modern shops and offices.
|Kyneton claim to have formed the first rural district band - Melbourne would have predated them.|
|This photo shows the side of the building beyond the faded sign.|
One can't help thinking that the building has a limited life span and will go the way as the Junction Hotel and make way for so called Progress.