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A Tree Falls in Fountain!

On 5/20/20, a very large limb from a Pin Oak came down in MSP’s fountain area. The fountain itself looks okay; but it’s still off, so cross your fingers. Its top is broken, the bottom tier lost a chunk, the iron fence is damaged, and Lane and Jim’s bench is destroyed. A Borough crew fired up its giant cherry …

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“What a beautiful park!” with FRIENDS

Today, April 16, 2020, I woke up to a bright and sunny morning, although unseasonably cold. The daffodils across the street in the Park are especially vivid these days. When I ventured out around 10 a.m. to pick the newspaper up off the sidewalk, a car stopped. I looked up, expecting to be asked directions …

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Save the Date!

Marshall Square Park’s Fountain Rededication September 24, 2016, 4 PM Marshall Square Park E. Marshall & N. Franklin Streets, West Chester Free to All Be there as we celebrate and rededicate our beautiful fountain. Hear the remarkable story of loss, recovery, and restoration. After 65 years, watch the fountain waters spray and rise again. Make history …

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Fountain Returning to Standby Mode

Last Day: 6am to 11pm, Sunday, August 14, 2016 Until just before its Rededication on September 24, 2016, the fountain returns to standby mode for construction of its surrounding plaza. In case you haven’t seen it soar, stop by today!

This happened today…

Tom—from our contractor, Pebble Pools—turned on and tested the Marshall Square Park fountain for the first time. With all seven sprays performing, it’s a glorious sight. Much more work needs doing, like installing the new fence and restoring the surrounding plaza; but it felt so good to see the sprays rising after over 60 years. …

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It’s like 1889 in Marshall Square Park!

OUR FOUNTAIN! RESTORED and INSTALLED! See VIDEO below Heritage Metalworks of Downingtown arrived with trucks, a van carrying fountain pieces, and three excited men, dedicated to the fountain they restored—in the park they knew as children. Watch the VIDEO then GO SEE IT IN PERSON! To finish the fountain project, we need funding. Nonetheless, we …

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