Friends of Doherty Park Get Funding for Fountain Restoration

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Oct. 6 the recipients of the Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund Grants. Pending the approval of the Boston City Council, a total of $856,257 will be distributed among eight projects, designed to enhance and improve public spaces through restoration and public art.

The local approved proposals are as follows:

  • The Friends of Doherty Park will receive $69,500 for the restoration of the Doherty Park Fountain in Charlestown.

In 1892, Edward Ingersoll Browne, a successful Boston attorney with a strong sense of civic pride and public spirit, wrote his will directing that one-third of his estate be set aside in a special fund for the improvement of Boston’s public spaces. Grants from Mr. Browne’s bequest are utilized for the design, fabrication and installation of permanent works of public art in Boston.

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