Heritage Plans on Display
Heritage architectural plans for the refurbishment of the Duntryleague Guest House will be displayed on Sunday, 10 March for members of the Orange Golf Club and the general public to view.
The viewing will take place in the Mansion at Duntryleague at 2.00pm and people will be able to see the magnificent public rooms and the stain glass window on the staircase.
The Duntryleague Mansion Foundation has had a refurbishment project with Sydney based heritage architects, Lucas, Stapleton Johnson for the last six months. Former Orange resident, Ian Stapleton has explored the building and drawn plans to include a lift.
Chairman of the Foundation, John Cook said that plans for a revamp of the interiors will also be on display.
Duntryleague is an iconic building of historic significance and is one of Orange’s tourist attractions. Duntryleague was built by James Dalton in 1876 for his large family and to mark his success as a businessman. The Mansion has been in the ownership of the Orange Golf Club since 1935.
The Foundation has been active for nearly two years and is responsible for the refurbishment of the porte cochere . The port in front of the main entrance had suffered water damage and needed a new roof, which was replaced last year by local builder, Glenn Mortimer.
The General Manager of Duntryleague , Jason Kitchingman said the Club was fortunate to have the Foundation as a fundraising arm for refurbishing projects. He said that any donations taken by the Foundation would be tax deductable. And any member of the community can subscribe to the Foundation.
The Mansion is used by the general public on a daily basis for meetings, charity functions, weddings, graduations etc and needs to be maintained to meet its heritage conservation controls. Mr Kitchingman said The Foundation helps the Club meet these responsibilities.
For further information contact John Cook on 0417 651 084 or Jason Kitchingman on 6362 3466.