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Pittsburgh’s new North Side fountain dedication set for Thursday

Paul Guggenheimer
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Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
The newly added fountain at Allegheny Commons on the Northside on April 17, 2019.

The restoration of the reconstructed historic Northeast Fountain in Allegheny Commons Park in Pittsburgh will be celebrated during a ceremony Thursday evening.

The event, which runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., will be held at the corner of Cedar and North Avenues, which intersect the park.

In addition to dedicating the fountain, the ceremony will include a special announcement by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy officials about the next major restoration project planned for Allegheny Commons.

The reconstructed Northeast Fountain in the city’s North Side neighborhood mirrors its historic predecessor’s 1868 design.

It features a 50-foot basin with a large, Grecian vase along the main jet with smaller jets around the base. The restoration work continues an effort to recreate the park’s original Victorian landscape while revitalizing the surrounding neighborhood.

“The neighborhoods that surround Allegheny Commons Park are ethnically, racially, and economically diverse and the park is in their front yard, connecting people as well as local businesses and organizations,” said Jayne Miller, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. “The Northeast Fountain is the first step in a master plan to deliver a green space that honors our community’s history while providing the attractions and amenities of a world-class city park.”

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

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