Work starts on the smock of Murphy windmill, Golden Gate Park


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windmills Work starts on the smock of Murphy windmill, Golden Gate Park

Work has once again started on the reconstruction of the Murphy windmill in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The concrete base has been scaffolded for around three years with no other activity to be seen, but now real progress is being made as the structural timbers of the wooden smock are being assembled, and from photos posted online I can see that there is currently scaffolding up the full height of the tower. The photos are linked from my entry on the Murphy windmill.

It sounds as if the current plan is to turn the adjacent millwrights cottage into a restaurant. The place to go to for information ought to be the website of The Campaign to save the Golden Gate Park windmills but the last update to that site was in 2007, when it stated that the Murphy windmill would be fully reconstructed by 2009.

There are some local news reports that provide a bit more detail:


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See also:Documenting the Murphy windmill rebuild (1/8/11)
Tags: [usa] [#reconstruction]
Item: #807, Posted: 16/7/11.


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