Protecting the Rings Fountain
Tomorrow, the Conservancy will be placing recycled sea wall stones around the Rings Fountain in the Wharf District Parks as a barrier to prevent the type of fountain damage experienced last winter, which occurred before the Conservancy began maintaining the Greenway. These large historic hand-cut stones are uniform in size and will be placed in a circular pattern. They will be removed in the spring as part of the Conservancy’s preparation for the summer season.
These cut granite stones originally defined a sea wall or wharf during Boston’s maritime history. They were buried during one of Boston’s landfill projects and were discovered during the Central Artery/Tunnel Project. They are similar to the recycled sea wall stones that line the eastern border of the Mothers’ Walk.
We are pleased to bring back a piece of Boston’s history to the Greenway, part of today’s city.