I’ve often argued that Campbelltown needs an icon for people to identify the city with. This interesting silo structure, dating back to 1933 would be one of the candidates, because it is certainly a landmark.
There has recently been discussion in the local media about painting murals on the silos to draw attention to them. This would perhaps help to “iconise” them with Campbelltown, if done tastefully.
There seems to be very little information about the structure apart from its date of origin. The Campbelltown Council Heritage listing for Bradbury says more about the demolished 1820s building adjacent than it does about what remains.
I assume that they were grain silos and are a heritage relic of Campbelltown’s past agricultural history.
I do recall that Appin Road in the 1970s passed on the eastern side of the silos but was rerouted to the west to make way for the residential suburb.
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