Fall 2008
Volume 14

Inside this issue:
• A New arrival
Restoration of Fountain Park Fountain, Chestertown, MD
• Tucker Hill Fountain, McKinney, TX
A Community Welcomes "Helen" Home
• Magnolia Square Fountain

“Items of Distinction”

A New Arrival!
Welcome to Caroline Raye Robinson born on May 29, 2008 to Alison and Austin Robinson. As their first child Caroline Raye is already a very special young lady. She is the granddaughter of Susan Khoury and the late Raymond Khoury and Richard H. Robinson and Elizabeth Petrey Robinson. Her great grandparents Dr. Donald Sanford Petrey and Elizabeth Horne Petrey are delighted with her appearance as the newest addition to the Robinson Family. Note: Austin Robinson is Plant Manager for Robinson Iron.
Restoration of Fountain Park Fountain, Chestertown, MD
A visit to this historic Colonial town on the Chester River offers a link to the maritime heritage of Chesapeake Bay and Kent County on the Upper Eastern Shore. Architectural treasures abound especially in the heart of town where there stands the Fountain Park Fountain. One of the earliest depictions of the fountain appeared in the 1853 edition of Godey’s Lady’s Book. It soon became associated with the style and elegance of this community which in 2007 was designated one of the nation’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by The National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Tucker Hill Fountain, McKinney, Texas
“Everything’s just bigger in Texas!” If you’ve ever doubted this axiom then take a look at a new fountain commissioned for Southern Land Company’s latest venture in McKinney, Texas. This cast iron beauty has the largest circular fountain bowl created for a Robinson fountain.
Its perfect proportions make it hard to identify as being that large until one spies something in the photo to bring it all down to scale. Standing almost 24 feet tall the fountain’s first tier measures 12 feet 3 inches in diameter!
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A Community Welcomes “Helen” Home
n 1909 General Anson Mills, Thorntown, Indiana’s most prestigious citizen, donated a cast iron fountain to the city. Atop the fountain was an allegorical figure standing among reeds, pouring water from a jar and entitled “Helen at the Well”. The citizens of Thorntown welcomed her with great affection and soon the fountain became the centerpiece of life there. However, in 1944 the City recognized America’s desperate need of metals for the War effort by scrapping, melting down and donating the fountain’s materials.
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Magnolia Square Fountain
Magnolia Square is at the heart of historic Sanford, Florida’s quaint downtown. It was created in 1984 to form a small public space of approximately 9,430 square feet where community events could be held. When it was determined that a redevelopment was needed to upgrade and modernize amenities the city engaged the talents of Land Design Innovations, Inc. of Winter Park, Florida. Land Design Innovations, Inc. (LDI) is a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) established with the purpose of providing clients fully integrated land design consulting services that exceed their expectations.  The Principal is Ms. Tracy L. Crowe, AICP.  LDI provides full land development services including Planning, Urban Design, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture and GIS Mapping Services.  LDI is committed to producing work that preserves established neighborhoods while meeting the special needs of the community. 
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