Friends of Marshall Square Park

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Major Donation Will Restore Historic West Chester Fountain

Friends of Marshall Square Park received $45,000 from a single benefactor. By Justin Heinze (Patch Staff) June 19, 2015 Friends of Marshall Square Park (FMSP), a West Chester community group, announced a major donation for the restoration of the park’s historic fountain on June 18 at the Music at Marshall concert in the park. Holly …

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FINALLY… The Fountain Restoration Begins!

After ten long years diligently working to restore Marshall Square Park’s original 1889 Fountain, FMSP gave the go-ahead to remove our fountain garden, planted in 2006, and break ground — ground leading to the past. The next step is restoring the fountain’s original Masonry Basin, including mechanical connections for the electric pump. Thanks to our …

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Our Fountain News

West Chester Borough Council approved our Fountain Plans on October 16, 2013! Congratulations FMSP!!

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 …

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DLN: “Long-lost Marshall Square Park fountain found”

[Return to Original 1889 Fountain, The Year 2012] Long-lost Marshall Square Park fountain found By JEREMY GERRARD jgerrard@dailylocal.com Posted: 05/15/12 12:01 am Updated: 05/15/12 07:41 am Staff photo by Vinny Tennis: Gene Gagliardi, wearing a tan jacket, and his wife, Joan Chandler Gagliardi, look at the cast iron fountain they used to own while volunteers …

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OUR LONG-LOST, HISTORIC MSP FOUNTAIN FOUND AND RETURNED

[Return to Original 1889 Fountain, The Year 2012] Holly Brown, FMSP member and Borough Council President, sited the original fountain last Friday. Jeff and Mary Veale, the current owners of Southdown—with help from Gene and Joan Gagliardi, former owners of the farm—donated the fountain back to the borough. Yesterday—Monday May 14, 2012—a group* went by car …

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