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. […]

Here they come!

A Beautiful Gift! Last December, Ben & Pete Rotteveel of Dutch Grown LLC donated 2,000 daffodil bulbs — 13 different varieties — to FMSP for planting naturalized drifts in five areas of the park. On the E. Biddle Street drift, many daffodils are up and out. In other areas, many sprouts peek out for their […]

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 […]

Where’s the Fountain Garden?

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE   Planted in 2006, the garden is now pushing up weeds for excavation and installation of the original fountain now out for restoration. Watch the video and read about the process. The drawing on the sign and these blueprints illustrate our goal. You’ll find lots more info at The FOUNTAIN pull-down […]

A Walk in the Trees

How did it go? Might there be a sequel? Thanks for the note. We missed you, but the walk was wonderful. We got to see our Kentucky Coffee tree! — Number 28 on Tree Location Map PDF below. Was reminded of the significance of different leaf formations. Finally learned what those little red booties are […]

A Big, BIG Day for FMSP!

  Watch the remainder of the MSP fountain leaving yesterday for restoration by Heritage Metalworks of Downingtown. Since 1889, the fountain’s lowest tier sat in this spot—the other portions lost but recovered in 2012. In a few months—restored, joined, and re-installed after an absence of over 60 years—you can come see Marshall Square Park’s “new” […]

126-year-old fountain being restored in West Chester

By Candice Monhollan cmonhollan@ 21st-centurymedia.com @CMonhollanDLN on Twitter Posted: 07/03/15, 4:49 PM EDT WEST CHESTER >> It has been over 60 years since the five-tiered Victorian fountain stood in Marshall Square Park in West Chester. But Friends of Marshall Square Park (FMSP), a West Chester community group, is changing that as they move forward in […]