Weston & Sampson is honored to be recognized by the Boston Preservation Alliance with a 2018 Preservation Achievement Award in relation to the restoration of the George Robert White Memorial Fountain at the Public Garden in Boston. The fountain was constructed in 1924 and had been out of service for more than three decades. Famed American sculpture Daniel Chester French designed the three primary bronze features.
We also congratulate our partners from the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of the Public Garden. Notably, the “Friends” funded the entire project.
The project involved the restoration of a deteriorated fountain basin, return of the fountain’s ram’s head cornucopias to full operation including installation of new utility and mechanical systems, installation of a new accessible pathway to expand opportunities to visit the space and extensive landscape renovations to an iconic spot within one of Boston’s most loved public open spaces.