SPOTLIGHT ON COMMUNITY Palos Verdes Estates Foundation unveils newly restored Peninsula treasure

On February 6, the iconic, 93-year-old Farnham Martin Fountain adjacent to the Malaga Cove Library, was turned on and lit up, for the first time in 15 years. An intimate community reception took place at the base of the fountain at sunset, hosted by the two-year-old  Palos Verdes Estates Foundation. The fountain and the neighboring park were designed by the Olmsted Brothers in 1929. The Farnham Martin is the oldest fountain in the city. Foundation President David McGowan told the crowd that the restoration was done in collaboration with the city of Palos Verdes Estates.  Residents donated their talents and $100,000 to the endeavor.  Farnham Battles Martin, whom the fountain was named after, was a landscape architect with the Palos Verdes Project.  The PVE Foundation’s  mission  is to “Honor our History and Secure our Future.” 

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Photos by Tony LaBruno


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