READ ALL ABOUT IT! Fountain is Purchased and Installed
Daily Local News, May 21, 1889 • At Marshall Square.
The Park Committee of the West Chester Council will go to Philadelphia to-morrow for the purpose of purchasing a fine ornamental fountain for Marshall Square. The new one will be placed at the northeastern entrance to the park where the old and dingy-looking iron one now stands. The committee will select one of an entirely new style which will be an ornament to the pleasant surroundings of the square.
The flowers have been planted in the same beds as were used last year and in a short time they will brighten the place with their gay adornments.
To Succeed the Old Rockery. 5-22-1889
Councilmen Bishop and Shepherd will go to Philadelphia to-morrow to purchase a fountain for Marshall Square. They will purchase a good one or none at all, one they hope to be a thing of beauty and a joy forever. It will be placed to the right of the entrance to the park and will take the place of the old rockery there.
ANOTHER FOUNTAIN FOR THE PARK. 5-25-1889
It Will Dance Merrily in That Shady Retreat in Summer Time.
Theodore P. Apple, W.T. Shepherd and W. S. Bishop were in Philadelphia on Friday and purchased a beautiful fountain for the public park. The fountain cost about $170. The fountain has five basins, one over the other, the first being 8 feet and the second going upward 6 feet, the third 4 feet, the fourth 2 feet and the top basin 1 foot. Over all these a spray rises and keeps in perpetual motion a little red ball. This will certainly please the children. Over these basins the water will drip and fall in a way calculated to delight the eye. There is besides another attachment which can be used when the balls are not in motion. This consists of two stationary balls perforated, through which water spurts in all directions and falls gracefully down over the five basins. The fountain will be placed in position next week.
The Fountain Arrives. 5-30-1889
The new fountain ordered by Park Committee of Council some days ago is at the Market Street depot and will be removed to the park to-day or to-morrow. The old one has been torn out and the new one will be placed in position in a few days.
At the Park. 6-3-1889
Sunday crowds of citizens filled Marshall Square and the benches were occupied all day long. The square now is a beautiful place, the flowers and plants showing to good advantage. The new fountain will be in position in a few days and add much to the appearance of that part of the square.
The New Fountain. 6-5-1889.
The new fountain in the park was placed in position yesterday and after it is painted the water will be turned on, probably by Friday, in order to have it working properly on Sunday, when the number of visitors is greatest. The fountain is a fine metallic one about twelve feet in height and consists of a series of five round scalloped basins, one above the other, the basins growing smaller as the top is neared. On the top is a metal basket in which lies a ball. This ball will be kept in motion by the action of the water.