Bartholdi Park, Washington, DC
Restoration & Replication / May 2011
The Bartholdi Fountain named in honor of its creator, Frederick Auguste Bartholdi, is located in Washington, DC southwest of the Capitol Building, across Independence Ave. from the U.S. Botanic Garden. It is the centerpiece of Bartholdi Park, a triangular island between Independence Avenue, First Street SW, and Washington Ave.
Robinson Iron coordinated the removal of the fountain and the twelve surrounding basin lampposts with The Architect of the Capitol. Each piece was documented, tagged and loaded on a flat bed truck for conveyance to our facilities in Alabama. Once everything had been carefully cleaned to bare metal, repairs were made. The base of the fountain was modified by Robinson craftsmen to allow for easy access to the interior. New anchorage was devised and new bronze fan jets were installed in the fish and turtles
AOC for the U.S. Botanic Gardens
Holly H. Shimizu, Executive Director
100 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20024