|old fort high school, Bangalore. ombay Jayashri|
|crumbling Fort High School, Bangalore, karnataka. Deccan Herald|
|Old Fort High School, Bangalore. The Hindu Images|
The building comprises roughly 15000 sq. feet of built up area with all rooms roofed with either Jack Arches or Madras terrace material. The amazing thing is the foundation of this old school building is very strong even to day. The ruler of Mysore spent
|Old Fort High School, Bangalore. Mysuru Today|
|Old fort High chool, Bangalore. restoration work is on. www.deccanherald.com|
The credit goes to INTACT - Indian National trust for Architectural heritage for carrying out the restoration work that was funded by a private firm. The total cost was around Rs. 2.4 crore and, it is believed, the project will be completed by the beginning of 2020.
The building was damaged due to unchecked overgrowth of weeds, etc and in some places the traversing roots that extend into the building caused cracks. These cracks had to be filled in with due attention. The wooden frames, etc and tiles, despite the time factor, are more or less in good shape. The wood was damaged in some places due to seepage of rain water. though damaged it still retained a semblance of its old regal look. Restoration such an old building constructed in a different era is a challenging one and INTACT's approach to retain it past glory is on the right track.
The Hindu dtd.10 March 2019: Restoring an iconic edifice