Stone Conservation for Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain — Dan Lepore & Sons Co., 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 5

5 May

Longwood Gardens and Dan Lepore & Sons Company have graciously agreed to host a behind-the-scenes tour of the stone conservation work being undertaken as part of the Main Fountain Gardens Restoration. Please join the Association for Preservation Technology (APT-DVC) and the Philadelphia Area Conservation Association (PACA) at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 5th, at the studio of Dan Lepore & Sons in Conshohocken, PA, for a discussion and tour of the work in progress. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Built in 1931 by Pierre S. DuPont, the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens is recognized as one of the “crown jewels” of the Longwood site. Drawing from his European garden travels and passion for engineering design, Pierre engaged Florentine sculptors from Alessandro Olivotti & Co. to help create this architectural marvel. After decades of operation and a multi-year evaluation of conditions and design of repairs, work is now underway to restore the fountain to its original splendor.

As part of a large-scale effort, Dan Lepore & Sons Company has been tasked with the restoration and conservation of more than 4,000 limestone elements that create and adorn the fountain. This two-year revitalization project is currently wrapping up, and Lepore will be opening their shop doors to APT and PACA members for an insider’s look at this restoration project before the stone is reinstalled in the Main Fountain Gardens. This event is FREE and open only to members of APT-DVC and PACA.

We hope you can join us there! Tickets are limited to the first 50 respondents, so reserve your spot today.

Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Gardens Restoration Project – Shop Tour
Location: Dan Lepore & Sons Company
501 Washington St. STE 2
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Date: 05 May 2016 6:00 PM EDT

For more information and online registration: Longwood Gardens Main Fountain Gardens Restoration Project – Shop Tour

For more information about the entire project, please visit: newheights.longwoodgardens.org.

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