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Highland Park Entry Garden & Fountain

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The landscape of Highland Park invokes the late nineteenth-century era of park construction in the City of Pittsburgh.

Public Works Chief Edward M. Bigelow developed Highland Park after 1889 as one of the crowning successes of his program to establish a network of parks and connecting boulevards in the East End of the city.

The main park entrance is a grand Victorian entryway that includes bronze sculptures by Giuseppe Moretti and clustered Ionic columns.

Efforts are currently under way to restore the fountain, reflecting pool, and formal gardens. The restored fountain and reflecting pool were finished in August 2004:

The fountain at the park entrance was particularly grand in this photo taken circa 1900 (the entry statues shown here still exist but are mostly hidden by trees in the contemporary images):

Here's that same view in August 2002, when the fountain was still just a big flower pot:

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