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
In late January, the 115-year-old
fountain was disassembled, crated and taken to Robinson Iron in Alabama for
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.
This cross section shows some of the many paint colors that had been used on the fountain
Pieces of the fountain await repair in Alabama