Holley rededicates refurbished fountain

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – Village officials rededicated a fountain that was first installed in the Public Square 100 years ago.

The Salisbury Fountain was originally given to the village by Mrs. Abraham Salisbury. According to a plaque, it was “Presented through the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.”

The fountain was taken apart and refurbished with K.M. Verhagen doing much of the restoration work. The fountain was disassembled and sandblasted. New stainless hardware was installed and broken casting was welded. It was also cleaned, primed, and repainted. The detailing was done by local artist Howard Barry.

Rosa Maria Scroope, 2, and Marcus Vinca, 3, both of Holley delight in the water trickling from the rebuilt fountain in downtown Holley.

Village Historian Marsha DeFillipps praised the efforts to spruce up and repair the fountain.

“They did a beautiful job,” she said following a dedication ceremony on Saturday.

The village used $15,000 in state funds to pay for the fixes to the village landmark.