Friday, November 13, 2009
Brewer Fountain under repair
This is Josh Crane who has been working on the restoration of the Brewer Fountain on the Common for the past few months. The re-dedication for the fountain is scheduled for Spring 2010. The restored fountain will have water and lights, which will be a first in my recollection of the fountain.
Josh told me there are ten similar fountains he came across in his research. The last time the Brewer fountain was taken down and disassembled was in 1920's when it was moved to its current location.
The Fountain was the first piece of public art on the Common and was donated by Gardner Brewer in 1868. The fountain is a bronze replica of a French original that won a gold medal at the 1855 Paris World’s Fair. The figures represent mythological figures associated with water: Neptune, Amphitrite, Asis, and Galatea.