Mille Fleurs to be restored

Caption: Mille Fleurs. Photo courtesy thinkinginsomniac.wordpress.com

August 08, 2013:

One of the Magnificent Seven buildings located around the Queen’s Park Savannah will be restored within the coming months.

Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration, Clifton De Coteau said Cabinet has approved $700,000 for the restoration of Mille Fleurs. De Coteau made the announcement as he addressed the post-Cabinet media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Clair earlier today.

Mille Fleurs was built in 1904 by renowned builder, George Brown. In 1923, the house was sold to Joseph Salvatori, and then to George Matouk in 1973. The government purchased Mille Fleurs in 1979 for approximately one million dollars.

“This building as deteriorated and citizens have made requests for restoration with no positive results. It has reached a point that with the rainfall the building will collapse, especially the top. As such, Cabinet has approved $700,000 for emergency stabilisation works,” De Coteau said.

It is hoped that with completion in March 2015, Mille Fleurs will be worth $46,646,600.

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