Fountain Square getting a new fountain

September 4, 2009
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Fountain Square is getting a new fountain in a project that’s been in the works for more than a decade. Work on the $650,000 in improvements will begin next week with the removal of the Pioneer Family sculpture that sits atop the current fountain. The new fountain will feature a reproduction of the original Lady Spray statue that watched over the original fountain. The old statue will be moved to GarfieldPark for now but will return to the Fountain Square neighborhood in a later phase of the project. Southeast Neighborhood Development, or SEND, is sponsoring a kick-off celebration for the work at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Shelbi Street Café & Bistro Lounge.

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  • Great news for FS! Cory, what happened to the RSS Feed?
  • I, of course, will be there.
  • [No title]
    Benjamin: Your guess is as good as mine. I've alerted our web folks. It's also frustrating that the comments don't appear
    in the order they were made! Hopefully we'll get all these issues fixed soon.
  • When is the estimated date of completion?
  • The project will be completed by November 23 of this year. Look for the fountain to show up sometime in mid-October
  • I think the design is very thoughtful, which doesn't always happen with TE projects because of the number of people that have to be involved. Very good job by Eric Fulford.

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