Fig Magazine Interviews Gene Gagliardi and FMSP Fountain Committee

Fig Magazine is working on a story for their next issue about our efforts to restore the Marshall Square Park fountain. Present at their photo shoot were members of the Friends of MSP fountain committee, including committee chairperson Anne Walters and members Gordon Woodrow, Jeff Beitel, and Jim Salvas. They were joined by Gene Gagliardi, […]

VOTE for Fountain Approval is THIS WEEK!

Item 20 on the AGENDA of BOROUGH COUNCIL’s WORK SESSION, Tuesday, OCTOBER 15, 2013… Consider the Parks Recreation & Environmental Protection Committee recommendation to approve proposed Marshall Square Park fountain area improvements subject to fundraising efforts to implement the project. Wednesday, October 16, 2013— FINAL VOTE. Please plan to attend at least one of these […]

Parks & Rec Committee Gives Blessing to Fountain Plan

West Chester’s Parks and Recreation Committee voted 3-0 to officially support our plans to restore the Marshall Square Park fountain and surrounding area. Architects extraordinaire, Jeff Beitel (FMSP President) and Anne Walters (Vice President) deftly presented their detailed plans to the Committee. After the vote, the FMSP members left council to applause from the Committee […]

1899 Photo of Fountain Curated by the Chester County Historical Society

The Historical Society just located this photo for us—the clearest and best look we’ve had of the fountain in its original state. Taken just ten years after the fountain’s installation, we can now see the brick piers supporting the base, the jets shooting up from the base of the fountain and the structure of the […]

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get […]

County botanist Marshall’s legacy remembered in West Chester

County botanist Marshall’s legacy remembered in West Chester By JEREMY GERRARD Posted: 06/25/12 07:41 am Updated: 06/25/12 01:46 pm WEST CHESTER — To remember the legacy of famed botanist Humphry Marshall, borough residents gathered Sunday at the gazebo in his namesake park. “Humphry was one of the earliest and most distinguished horticulturalists and botanists […]

DLN: Reflections on a fountain

Staff Photo by Vinny Tennis: Gene Gagliardi, in tan jacket, and his wife, Joan Chandler Gagliardi, look at a cast iron fountain they used to own 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 […]