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THE GREAT BLUE HERON DRINKING FOUNTAINS

THE GREAT BLUE HERON DRINKING FOUNTAINS

Two bronze drinking fountains, sculpted by Emilie Fiero in 1924, stood on the east and west sides of the lake in Wade Park next to the Cleveland Museum of Art until they were stolen in…

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CAST-IRON FOUNTAINS WITH ZINC SCULPTURES

CAST-IRON FOUNTAINS WITH ZINC SCULPTURES

Sculpture Conservator Tom Podnar is mentioned in Carol Grissom’s talk “Toward Better Treatment of Cast-Iron…

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RENOVATION DESIGN FOR CHICAGO’S BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN

RENOVATION DESIGN FOR CHICAGO’S BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN

McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory, Inc. of Oberlin, Ohio, well known for their expertise in historic fountains, was  selected as the project team’s bronze and stone conservator for the design, specifications, contract documents and administration of the upcoming major renovation of Chicago’s famous Buckingham Fountain, once the world’s largest fountain. The team of experts assembled by the landscape architecture firm Thompson Dyke & Associates of Chicago was awarded the highly coveted contract after a thorough and long review of expert teams by the Chicago Park Board. Buckingham Fountain, located prominently in Chicago’s Grant Park and adjacent to Lake Shore Drive, is a 1.5 million gallon…

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WILLIAM PROCTER FOUNTAIN

WILLIAM PROCTER FOUNTAIN

Cast Iron Drinking Fountain with Gas Lamp William Procter Fountain Pat. June 8, 1890 By Henry F. Franks Erected 1894. This cast iron drinking fountain was a gift from Mr. William A. Procter (of Procter and Gamble) to the city of Glendale, Ohio. Glendale is located north of Cincinnati. The fountain featured a large cast…

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KEARNEY PARK FOUNTAIN

KEARNEY PARK FOUNTAIN

The Kearny Park Fountain was dedicated on May 30, 1901. This fountain, a gift of the great local benefactor Mr. Charles Hackley to the people of Muskegon and dedicated to Phil Kearney, is made of cast iron and zinc. In time, as often happens to historic fountains, the pool was filled with soil to make a planter. The cast zinc…

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