Digging up Albury's past for art’s sake

TRACES of foundations from 19th century buildings in Dean Street have been uncovered as contractors continue to remove the front of Burrows House for the Albury Art Gallery redevelopment.

Demolition work will continue this week on the front section that was built in Greek Revival style in 1924, when the building was a bank.

Zauner Construction has also been working on the rear of the original two-storey Crown lands building that forms the largest part of Burrows House.

More than 15,000 bricks have been removed, including 5000 from the front of Burrows House and 10,000 from a 1970s extension of the building.

Project manager for Zauner Construction Brendan Tracey said the demolition was a slow process.

An archaeological report would be made to the NSW Heritage Off-ice.

A glass wall will be built in front of the new Dean Street frontage.

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