Friends of Eastern Prom Receive grant for Ft. Allen Restoration; Work To Be Completed By Fall of 2014


By Carol Mccracken  (Post # 816)

A $20,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation has been received by the Friends of Eastern Promenade to help fund the design phase of the restoration of Ft. Allen Park. The project includes the restoration of the two Civil War cannons and the wrought iron fence, lighting, landscaping and painating the bandstand that overlooks Casco Bay.

“We are so thankful to the Davis Family Foundation for their support of this significant restoration project,” said  Diane Davison, president of the Friends of the Eastern Promenade.  “Ft. Allen is a treasured destination for both locals and people visiting our city and deserves the best we can provide for ensuring the enjoyment of future generation.”

FoEP has hired the design team of Martha Lyon and Regina Leonard to research and design the project.  Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture specializes in the treatment of historic landscapes.  Regina Leonard, in addition to her extensive experience in this field, worked with FoEP to design both the Ft. Allen and Loring Memorial Trails on the Eastern Promenade.  The goal is to complete work in time for Ft. Allen’s bicentennial celebration in the fall of 2014.

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