East Marlborough in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pierre S. du Pont, Fountain Visionary
Historic photo of the Main Fountain Garden legacy view, as it was in Pierre S. du Pont's time, 1930. Longwood Library and archives.
A Brief History of the Main Fountain Garden
1921-28 Major Garden components planted, including boxwood and maple species.
1929-36 Major architectural components constructed
1958 Huge snow storm damaged the boxwood, chnaging the look of te Garden for years to come
New fountain control system installed; Eye of water built
1970 Significant plumbing replacement and concrete repairs; Extension of the balustrade
1980s Fireworks and music added; Fountain computer control system integreted fpr the first time
1990s Concerns over the safety of deteriorating stonework led to a number of water features being turned off and the installation of partitions to limit access to several areas
2012 Planning and design began for New Heights: The Fountain Revitalization Project
2014 Construction began
Summer 2017 Main Fountain Garden reopens
Colvin Randall, P.S. du Pont Fellow, Longwood Gardens
"Mr. du Pont created a 'wow' factor with the Main Fountain Garden. He wanted peopke to be amazed by all the color, drama, and grandeaur."
Erected by Longwood Gardens.
Location. 39° 52.344′ N, 75° 40.695′ W. Marker is in East Marlborough, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from Longwood Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the gronds of Longwood Gardens in front of the main conservatory. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square PA 19348, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Engineer's Garden (here, next to this marker); The Peirce - du Pont House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peirce's Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Peirce's Woods (approx. 0.3 miles away); Italian Water Garden Indian Hannah Birthplace (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Marlborough.
Also see . . . Longwood Gardens. (Submitted on August 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.