Photo Slideshow: Click to enlarge and browse. Photos by Jim Salvas (JAS)
Ben Woods, Matt White, and Mike Stitley — The fountain restoration team from Heritage Metalworks of Downingtown — after just finishing the installation. Wow!
From a DLN article: Gene Gagliardi, in tan jacket, and his wife, Joan, look at a cast iron fountain they once owned as [Friends of Marshall Square Park] volunteers prepare to unload and return it to Marshall Square Park in West Chester on Monday, May 14, 2012. A committee is in the works to have it restored and placed back in the park after it was removed decades ago.
Photo: Vinny Tennis, DLN Staff
A video of the “capture and return” adventure is on our website at Home, Projects, Original 1889 Fountain, The Year 2012.
Joan Chandler Gagliardi
Project: Swiss Cottage. The 1902 BEFORE shot followed by the 2010 AFTER shot. Photographer Unknown
Project: Fountain. FMSP Fountain Manufacturer: Robert Woods Railing, Architectural & Ornamental Iron Works, Ridge Road below Spring Garden St. Philadelphia. Photo: A postcard
Project: Swiss Cottage. Renovated 2008 through 2010. See photo progression at our website Home page, Projects, Swiss Cottage. Photo: JAS
Project: Monument. Sunrise through the Monument honoring 97th Regiment from West Chester. Photo: JAS
Back 2 Life, BirlGirl Designs, Picnic Table, Donation Jar
Original 1889 Fountain awaiting restoration
Project: Gazebo. • Provide brick apron around perimeter (partially completed 06/2006)
• Replace cedar shake roof
• Improve paths to gazebo
• Add six path lights. Photo: JAS
Event: Music at Marshall Concert Series. Annually, 3rd Thursday in June, July, and August. Concert, picnic, facepainter, and neighborhood friends. Photo and Flyer: JAS
Project: Fountain Garden. Anne Walters’ Landscape plan implemented November 2006. 2014 Daffodils in the re-landscaped garden. Photo: JAS
Project: Monument. Monument base in Spring. Photo: JAS
2013 Fountain Basin Investigative Excavation
Project: Fountain. A shield of yellow bricks in honor of the Union Veteran Legion. Yes, needs attention. Photo: JAS September 16, 2005
2016 Progressive Dinner committee: Betsy Woodrow (Chair), Christina Wilcomes, Ronnie Balassone, Kathy Tally, Holly Brown, Lee Miller, Linda Scott.
Fundraiser: Progressive Dinner. Always the first Saturday in February. FMSP members open their homes to the Friends. Photo: JAS
In June(2015), the fountain moves again; this time, to return anew.
The West Chester University Men’s Soccer Team volunteered to bring their rakes to help FMSP clear the signs of winter.
Project: Fountain. The Original 1889 Fountain. In the background is the original Chester County Hospital! Photo: Historic Postcard
Sin Brothers perform at 2014’s Music at Marshall
Tony Stancato, Fountain Committee • Anne Walters, Fountain Committee Chair • Pat Loew, Primary Benefactor • Jeff Beitel, FMSP President
Project: Tree labeling. For a tree location map, go to our Home page, Projects, Tree Labeling. Photo: JAS
Mayor Comitta speaking in celebration of the 6th Annual Humphry Marshall Day and dedicating the Humphry Marshall plaque, a Friends of Marshall Square Park project. Photo: JAS