Friends of Marshall Square Park

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Fountain Restoration

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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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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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” …

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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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