Northsiders gather to celebrate reopening of historic fountain

Community residents gathered together for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the reemergence of the historic fountain, listen to the sounds of the Pittsburgh Banjo Club, and eat light snacks and refreshments from Bistro To Go and The Priory.

The ribbon cutting represents the first step in a series of ongoing improvements to Allegheny Commons Park. Next is the North Promenade, which runs along North Street from the fountain to the Washington Monument. Photo: Ashlee Green

The fountain’s reconstruction took “decades of work and decades of patience,” according to PPC CEO Jayne Miller, and reflects its previous 1868 design. According to a press release, it features a “50-foot basin with a large, Grecian vase and one centered main jet surrounded by smaller jets around the base.”

Miller thanked the Northside residents in attendance and said the fountain is a symbol of the revitalization happening throughout the Northside neighborhoods.

Originally published on May 6, 2019

SOURCE:  The Northside Chronicle