Photo Slideshow: Click to enlarge and browse. Photos by Jim Salvas
Ben Woods, Matt White, and Mike Stitley — The fountain restoration team from Heritage Metalworks of Downingtown — after just finishing the installation. Wow!
Back 2 Life, BirlGirl Designs, Picnic Table, Donation Jar
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
Fountain Basin off for Renovation
Project: Fountain. A shield of yellow bricks in honor of the Union Veteran Legion. Yes, needs attention. Photo: JAS September 16, 2005
Project: Fountain Garden. Anne Walters’ Landscape plan implemented November 2006. 2014 Daffodils in the re-landscaped garden. Photo: JAS
Project: Monument. Sunrise through the Monument honoring 97th Regiment from West Chester. 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
2016 Progressive Dinner committee: Betsy Woodrow (Chair), Christina Wilcomes, Ronnie Balassone, Kathy Tally, Holly Brown, Lee Miller, Linda Scott.
The West Chester University Men’s Soccer Team volunteered to bring their rakes to help FMSP clear the signs of winter.
Project: Swiss Cottage. Renovated 2008 through 2010. See photo progression at our website Homepage/Projects/Swiss Cottage. Photo: JAS
October 18, 2015
Project: Fountain. The Original 1889 Fountain. In the background is the original Chester County Hospital! Photo: Historic Postcard
Project: Fountain. FMSP Fountain Manufacturer: Robert Woods Railing, Architectural & Ornamental Iron Works, Ridge Road below Spring Garden St. Philadelphia. Photo: A postcard
Original 1889 Fountain awaiting restoration
Project: Swiss Cottage. The 1902 BEFORE shot followed by the 2010 AFTER shot. Photographer Unknown
Project: Monument. Monument base in Spring. Photo: JAS
“Night Light” • 9/23/2016
l to r: Anne Walters, Jim Salvas, Gordon Woodrow, Jeff Beitel, and Mr. Gene Gagliardi.
[Photo by Michael Miville]
FMSP Fountain July 2016
In June(2015), the fountain moves again; this time, to return anew.
Project: Tree labeling. For a tree location map, go to our Home page, Projects, Tree Labeling. Photo: JAS
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.
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
1889 ORIGINAL IRON FENCE IN 2005. Click to enlarge detail.
2013 Fountain Basin Investigative Excavation
Fundraiser: Progressive Dinner. Always the first Saturday in February. FMSP members open their homes to the Friends. Photo: JAS
Tony Stancato, Fountain Committee • Anne Walters, Fountain Committee Chair • Pat Loew, Primary Benefactor • Jeff Beitel, FMSP President