Spring 2013
Spring 2013 Newsletter
Volume 30

"..everyone knew this was an important Landmark going up and they were part of a truly historic moment.." John Howell

Bellingrath Gardens

Heceta Head Lighthouse

In February 2012 work began to restore this 118 year old lighthouse. Sited on perhaps one of the most scenic outcroppings along the Pacific coast in the state of Oregon, Haceta Head has obtained iconic status among photographers and tourists. The tower is complemented by several restored vintage outbuildings. The keeper’s cottage has become a popular Bed and Breakfast with gift shop and is booked for special events throughout the year.

read more


Warren Fountain

Four Seasons Fountain, Toronto, Canada

One of the newest and most exclusive properties to be developed in the Yorkville, Toronto, Canada area is The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences. The glass and stone exterior of the building's towers is counterbalanced by a formal rose "carpet" of colored granite pavers accented by a custom cast four tiered Robinson Fountain. The striking appearance of the classically detailed fountain is enhanced with a deep burgundy paint finish. Instead of water overflowing each tier, lighted spray effects make the structure . . .

read more


Robert Trent Jones- Prattville Fountain

The Phoenix Square Fountain, City of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

In 1885, Mayor George E. Fenety was granted permission to place a fountain in Phoenix Square. He and others contributed to a fund raising effort eventually purchasing a three tier cast iron fountain manufactured by J.W. Fiske. It was placed in a large pool in front of City Hall in Phoenix Square and has been an endearing focal point since that time, due perhaps to the little fellow atop the tiered fountain called "Freddy the nude dude".

read more



Cast Iron Urn

West Point Foundry Preserve C. I. Plaques

The newly restored West Point Foundry Preserve is expected to open to the public in fall 2013. Starting June 12, 2012, the West Point Foundry Preserve was closed to the public to allow construction of exciting new features. The park is undergoing a $3.6-million project to create an education-heritage resource that will tell the stories of the foundry's contributions to the Industrial Revolution, its role in the Civil War and the land's remarkable ecological renewal.

read more

 


Robert Trent Jones- Prattville Fountain

Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Hess Camellia Garden Arbor

John Floyd contacted Robinson Iron about this very unique structure to be fabricated for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, Alabama. The concept as designed by past Architecture Editor of Southern Living Magazine, Robert C. Martin, is an archway comprised of many interconnecting forms constructed of aluminum plate. The arch/arbor marks the entrance of the Hess Camellia Garden located within the campus of the Botanical Gardens.

read more