Great al.com Article on the Mobile Point Lighthouse

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The Mobile Point lighthouse has been in storage at Robinson Iron for some time now…. Fortunately, things are looking up for the historic piece to go back to south Alabama soon! Read up on the Mobile Point lighthouse below in the great article by John Sharp of al.com…..   FORT MORGAN, Alabama – Something is missing at Fort Morgan, something …

Maverick Landing Features a Unique Florentine Fountain

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In the mid-2000’s, Robinson Iron supplied a unique Florentine Fountain for a development in Boston, MA called Maverick Landing. Fountains are typically successfully used as a focal point for various developments. (See their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maverick-Landing/231551816856460). This particular fountain was modified to 2 tiers instead of the usual 3.     Sometimes it is best to shorten- or heighten- …

Shippensburg University’s Fountain is Award-Worthy!

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More than 110 years ago, Shippensburg  University received a gift from the class of 1896: A glorious cast iron fountain. Since that time, the piece has been the most photographed locale on the Pennsylvania school’s campus…and rightfully so as I must say the university did a wonderful job of maintaining the fountain for all those years!   The historic postcards …

Council Bluffs Fountain Returned to Its Former Glory

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In December of 2013, the town of Council Bluffs, IA was looking for a company to restore its decades-old cast iron fountain. The historic yet dilapidated piece had several issues and needed help in the worst way.     Through the bidding process, city officials turned to Anderson Construction- a company located right in their hometown- as the general contractor. In turn, Anderson looked …

The Tall Crane Fountain Impresses Yet Again!

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One of the more popular items in our fountain line has always been the Tall Crane Fountain.   At approximately 8′ in height and with a 4′ bottom bowl, the piece is substantial enough to adorn municipal parks or round-a-bouts, yet not too overpowering for a residential yard. No matter the project size, the Tall Crane has worked time and time again! …

Robinson Iron and Kelly Gale Amen

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“For me, the excitement comes from working with surprising and playful hues that represent an unusual juxtaposition. If you stick with the laws of nature -light, the colors of the earth – rather than someone else’s rules, you can never go wrong.” – Kelly Gale Amen   Kelly Gale Amen is a world-renown designer based in the Houston area famous for …

Mankato Fountain Delivered to Site!

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Recreating or restoring a historic landmark like a cast iron fountain can be a lengthy ordeal. It is not uncommon for the process- from the moment it is decided to go ahead with the project to the moment it is fully completed- to be upwards of 2, 3 or even 10 years! There are design decisions, funding matters and contracting …

Natchez, MS Cast Iron Fountain Adds to City’s Beauty

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A cast iron fountain is certainly a large investment. Some may ask if it is worth the money.   This recent article (see link below) from the Natchez Democrat briefly explains the value of beautifying a town, though.   Historical pieces like a fountain restored or created by Robinson Iron can bring a sense of civic pride to the community. …