The return of the beloved 1914 fountain caps Friends of Tattnall Square Park’s restoration efforts. First appearing on maps in 1853, the original designers called the fountain “the crown of the park”—a “perfect gem.” Friends of Tattnall Square Park has worked closely with Robinson Iron Works to design a cast iron fountain with similar dimensions and styling as the original fountain, all the way down to the cast-iron frogs.

Thanks to generous donations by the Knight Foundation, Mercer University, Sierra Development, Piedmont Construction, along with scores of donations by neighbors and park followers, a working fountain will return to the park for the first time in 80 years. Landscape architect Robert Apsley designed the plaza surrounding the fountain, while FOTSP supporters bought personalized bricks to place around the fountain.