Historic fountain in Auburn removed for restoration

(Photo supplied/Eckhart Public Library)

AUBURN, Ind. (WOWO): Work has begun on a historic fountain in downtown Auburn.

Charles Eckhart gifted the historic fountain in front of the library that bears his name in 1912.

Tuesday morning, a crane picked up the fountain in three seperate pieces and placed it in a truck bound for Alabama, where it will be restored.

Thhe original plans for the fountain were acquired to make sure it’s restored correctly, according to our news partners at 21Alive.

A fundraising campaign to restore and return the fountain to the front of Eckhart Public Library is on. The Community Foundation of DeKalb County is seeking $150,000 for the project. You can donate here.

Here’s how the fountain looked before it was disassembled.

Come on down to the library park!

Posted by Eckhart Public Library on Saturday, May 31, 2014


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