Series 5 - Restoration Projects

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Restoration Projects

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5

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  • 1991-1997 (Creation)

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13 cm of textual materials.
16 photographs: col.; 10 x 15cm.

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The material was donated to the Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives Department (date unknown), by the Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society and was received in several accruals.

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Series consists of records relating to the Fountain Foundation subcommittee. The Foundation was established in 1993 between the Society, corporations and members of the general public, in an effort to restore and rebuild the 1850s Gore Park fountain for Hamilton’s sesquicentennial celebration in 1996. The series contains project background information on the history of the fountain and its importance to Hamilton, copies of a proposal for the restoration of the fountain, meeting minutes, reports, financial and budget statements, balance sheets, fundraising event information, agreements made for work on the fountain and for contributions to the fund, correspondence, as well as marketing materials. The series also contains a file with 16 photographs of the event held for the rededication of the Gore Park fountain. The Foundation raised over $500,000 for the reconstruction of the fountain and in October of 1996, the reconstructed fountain was turned back on by then mayor Robert Morrow and Hamilton area MPP Sheila Copps.

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