Thursday, May 26, 2016

Good Idea

    I've gotten a lot of positive feedback to the proposal to put that fountain on Pearl Street, across from Shooties. It's a heavily travelled road and in a neighborhood with no defined style, the modern art 60s era fountain would be at home.
    What do we have to do to get it started. Maybe some in-kind work from the city and a grant from the NNY Foundation.  The intersection of Main and Pearl is also a good spot with a couple open spaces.
    

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stop It Jeff!

Anonymous said...

Put it down by that building that has the orange whatevers splattered on the sides.

Anonymous said...

If it was not a GRIM REMINDER of the urban renewal days when the city leaders advocated to tear down all the old historic buildings in town you might have sparked my interest to save it. Its best to take it to your neighbor for for scrap and use the money to buy a few trees to be put along city streets that generations down the line can enjoy.Remember how beautiful Washington street use to look with that green canopy over the street.

Anonymous said...

But it, it's yours for $50.

Anonymous said...

I'm Earl Scheib and I can paint that fountain for 49.95!!

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, let's put it down on Factory Square where the dog park is going. I bet it can be retrofit to be used to water the dogs. If only the current city council didn't waffle on the whole idea.....waste not, want not.

Anonymous said...

I really fits in best where it was. It complements the new Woolworth building and other building styles built on that corner. It just needs to have the old paint job put back. The shower current, pool liner, swim trunk, paint job was too much.

Anonymous said...

11:41, you are so right on all that. I'm tempted to say kudos, but that reminds me of bad thinks too. Like when the streets aren't plowed but we gush over gene hayes anyway. No kudos. But your post is on it.

Anonymous said...

Give it to the town of Watertown, they'll scrap it and buy lunch for the workers..

Anonymous said...


The fountain was supposed to memorialize the city's history as a manufacturing center. Seems a bit disingenuous now with the majority of our old manufacturing base gone. Knorr a mere shadow of its once prominence, Taggart gone, Black-Clausen Gone, Stature gone, Kendall gone, Stafford gone, etc....

The fountain does not seem to do anything more than remind us of lost opportunities and lost jobs. Sure would be nice to put something back in place of it but I do not think that hideous hunk of forgotten dreams is the answer. Scrap it and get what you can. My understanding is that the piece of property referred to is privately owned and contaminated.