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 1980. Working from black and…

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William Procter Fountain

William Procter Fountain

Cast Iron Drinking Fountain with Gas Lamp 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.…

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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…

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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…

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Example Projects in Oregon

Portland Scott Burton, Spillway Wall, 1991 Bonneville Power Plant Condition study. Design for energy efficient operation specifying replacement of motors. Recommendations for repairs.

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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 Fountains with Zinc Statues”.  Tom is skilled at the traditional and difficult technique of lead-tin soldering which is the most durable repair of zinc. Carol…

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