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Workers reinstall the original stones for the fountain's base

Work progressing on fountain repair at SU

Work is progressing and on schedule to repair and reinstall the Old Main Fountain at Shippensburg University.

In late January, the 115-year-old fountain was disassembled, crated and taken to Robinson Iron in Alabama for repair.

The fountain was dedicated in 1896 and was a gift from the class that year. It has undergone regular painting and maintenance since it was first installed.

A team of companies is overseeing the restoration with Kreilick Conservation LLC of Orland, PA taking the lead. The conservation company is partnering with Robinson Iron and Outerspaces, a Pennsylvania-based landscape architectural firm.

While the fountain is in Alabama, work is continuing on putting down a new concrete, relaying some of the original stones and then constructing a new basin.

The fountain is scheduled to be back in early April in time for commencement with a re-dedication ceremony set for Alumni Days in early June.

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This cross section shows some of the many paint colors that had been used on the fountain

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Pieces of the fountain await repair in Alabama

3/23/12