Friday, August 24, 2007

Adelphi Fountain back at UND

Adelphi Fountain - 2007

The Adelphi Fountain is back home on the University of North Dakota campus after a yearlong project to restore it to its former grandeur. As the school year gets underway, students and faculty are being greeted by the newly refurbished 1907 fountain. The restoration project was funded by a portion of the $10 million dollars that the late Roy and Elnora Danley left to UND. The above image shows the restored fountain along with those who restored it. From right to left are John Colle Rogers, Jenny Cole, and Lorraine Fenaille. John Colle Rogers was the restoration coordinator and did the iron work. Jenny Cole and Lorraine Fenaille sculpted the figures.

The fountain is a beautiful symbol of UND and the restoration work is amazing. Those responsible for this project deserve a big thanks. Click here for more background on the fountain and the project to restore it.

Below is an image of what the fountain looked like when it was new. Pictured are the outgoing 1907 President of the Adelphi Society and the incoming 1908 President and Vice President. The Adelphi Society presented the fountain to UND in 1907.

Adelphi Fountain in its early years

9 comments:

ben said...

It is nice to see the fountain looking like what it is supposed to. When I went to UND I had no idea of the history behind the fountain. In fact, it was in a sad state of disrepair. Hopefully there will be a way to keep it looking as good as it does now. Thanks to the Danley's for sure!

Horsehead said...

Its a very peaceful spot in the evening. Nice to see it spiffed up.

Imagine said...

While I was a student a large catfish lived in that fountain. we fed it often.

Anonymous said...

That part of campus looks pretty good right now, albiet the "Celebrated" wall seems a little weird to me. If they would just do some basic landscaping along the banks of the coulee (a little rock fill here and there) it would really be a cool place.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they could even clean up the coulee too...

Imagine said...

what is that building down by the fountain???

ben said...

it is a spiritual center where studets can go, and there were a fair number of weddings and other special events there this summer.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, "Celebrated" is weird...like a wall of death. It should have been something like, "Achieve".

Amber Bogie said...

I posed for those four different women in the staue.. After hours of standing still it is amazing to see the finished product! kudos to Jenny and Loraine for all their hard work its a beauty!