Fort Borst Restoration

The City Council, Parks Board, and the Historic Preservation Commission all share the goal of restoring the Borst Blockhouse "Fort" and preserving it for future generations. The Blockhouse is a symbol of Centralia's rich history and is a landmark to the community.

Donations to SAVE THE BORST BLOCKHOUSE can be made:

  • Mail to: Centralia Parks Department
    P.O. Box 609, Centralia WA 98531
    Attn: Borst Blockhouse Restoration
  • In-person:
    118 West Maple Street (City Hall) at the Community Development Department

All donations will go into a separate account at the City dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Borst Blockhouse (Fort). For additional information on the financing of this project please contact the City of Centralia Finance Department.

View Condition Assessment and Preservation Plan for the Borst Blockhouse (PDF). In 2016, the City contracted with Harrison Goodall of Conservation Services, LLC. to conduct a condition assessment and develop a preservation plan. View a presentation of Historic Images of the Blockhouse (PDF).  View History of the Borst Blockhouse

Borst Fort 2013
Historic Block House Photo
Historic Borst Fort and Home Photo