Alice Fountain is Redesigned

December 3, 2011

Alice Fountain, located on Spruce Avenue, was constructed in 1863 as a memorial to the daughter of Mary Porter Tileston Hemenway. Its original design included granite curbing, a tiled basin with a fountain jet. In 1959, the area was redesigned by Sidney Shurcliff and Vincent Merrill with the goal of converting the original fountain into a naturalistic pool with a drip fountain. Today, the area around Alice Fountain still reflects its 1959 redesign, offering a tranquil setting that is home to many species of wildlife.

Alice Fountain, ca. 1870

Alice Fountain, ca. 1870

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