ashland.news
July 24, 2024

Learn about the Buter-Perozzi Fountain at upcoming history talk

An old postcard image shows the Butler-Perozzi Fountain in the early days of Lithia Park.
November 28, 2023

It’s been a Lithia Park centerpiece for more than 100 years

Walk Ashland History Tours’ Peter Finkle will lead a talk about Lithia Park’s historic Butler-Perozzi Fountain at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, the Ashland Parks Foundation announced.

The event is free and open to the public.

“We so easily take something like the fountain in Lithia Park for granted,” a news release said. “The fountain’s tale touches European royalty, 500-year-old vineyards, and an early 1900s Ashland creamery.”

Finkle will also outline the piece’s restoration plan and provide a campaign update from the Restoration Steering Committee.

The Ashland Parks Foundation kicked off a fundraising campaign on July 4 to restore the fountain and site and create a maintenance fund so future repairs can be done annually. Five months into the campaign, more than 70% of the goal has been reached.

Source: Ashland Parks Foundation news release. Email Ashland.news at news@ashland.news.

Picture of Ryan

Ryan

Related Posts...

Butler-Perozzi Fountain work moves ahead

The fundraising campaign for the restoration of the historic Butler-Perozzi fountain in Lithia Park is nearing completion following a $20,000 grant awarded by the State Historic Preservations Office’s Preserving Oregon Grant Program.  

Read More »

Ashland New Plays Festival announces October lineup

Four plays among 350 submitted to the Ashland New Plays Festival will be performed during the group’s 2024 Fall Festival this October. The playwrights will be in Ashland for a week of readings, development, and collaboration and will present their plays from Oct. 16 to 20.

Read More »

Latest posts

Obituary: Patricia Ann Wixon

Obituary: Patty Wixon, 89, passed away peacefully July 17 at home with her children and Vince Wixon, beloved husband for nearly 50 years, by her side. She asked that those remember her by doing something kind for someone else in her name — from giving food to a homeless stranger to volunteering at an organization in your community or donating to a scholarship fund at a favorite school.

Read More >

Butler-Perozzi Fountain work moves ahead

The fundraising campaign for the restoration of the historic Butler-Perozzi fountain in Lithia Park is nearing completion following a $20,000 grant awarded by the State Historic Preservations Office’s Preserving Oregon Grant Program.  

Read More >

Poetry Corner: Where we’re from, where we live

Poetry Corner: Both of today’s poems speak to the importance of community and identity. Louise M. Paré’s poem tells how the connection to her ancestral homeland of Ukraine continues to shape her persona. Seth Kaplan’s recent move from the Applegate to Talent describes how he has easily become attached to his new place and discovered the “us” in his community.

Read More >

Explore More...

The fundraising campaign for the restoration of the historic Butler-Perozzi fountain in Lithia Park is nearing completion following a $20,000 grant awarded by the State Historic Preservations Office’s Preserving Oregon Grant Program.  
Poetry Corner: Both of today’s poems speak to the importance of community and identity. Louise M. Paré’s poem tells how the connection to her ancestral homeland of Ukraine continues to shape her persona. Seth Kaplan’s recent move from the Applegate to Talent describes how he has easily become attached to his new place and discovered the “us” in his community.
Shakespeare’s "Coriolanus" hit the stage Tuesday at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Rosa Joshi, the play tells the story of a powerful yet starving population and a war hero turned politician.
Childcare providers have until Friday, July 26, to submit applications for Early Childhood Affordability Grant Program grants, according to an announcement by the city on Monday, July 22. The application period opened July 12, the release said.
A master plan tailor-made to guide the city of Ashland’s approach to homelessness was unanimously approved Thursday evening by the final committee standing between the plan and a review from Ashland City Council. A review of the master plan is scheduled for the Aug. 5 council study session. 
ashland.news logo

Subscribe to the newsletter and get local news sent directly to your inbox.

(It’s free)

Don't Miss Our Top Stories

Get our newsletter delivered to your inbox three times a week.
It’s FREE and you can cancel anytime.