Restoration                                                                                                     $278,900

McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory will:

  • Pick up existing pieces consisting of the top bowl, 4 figurers and column, 3 boys on dolphins, and 2 turtles. In their lab, the pieces will be blasted, primed, and top coated.
  • Robinson Iron will fabricate and duplicate the lost pieces including, 12 sides for pool, 12 stanchions for pool, 12 top rail trims for pool, 1 large bowl, 1 large column, 1 large box, 1 large base box, 4 base corners, 4 boys, 2 swans, and 6 turtles. All will be treated as above.  Install light gloves and fiber optic for lighting.
  • Deliver fully restored fountain ready for installation.
  • Working with Georgia fountain, McKay will design fountain pool, and provide specification for local trades (The City) to install slab, concrete, plumbing and electrical components.

Installation     (Funded by the City of South Bend)                                       $125,000

South Bend Venues, Parks & Arts, under the direction of McKay Lodge Conservation, will:

  • Install a concrete slab to support the fountain, install a pump pit for the submersible pumps and provide a concrete wall filled inside of the assembled cast iron wall. Install an electric panel to incorporate controls and disconnects for the fountain pumps, lighting, and all other necessary plumbing and electrical.  The depth of water in the pool will be kept to a minimum, from 4” to 6” deep.

Lighting                                                                                                                $100,000

Georgia Fountain Company, a Professional Lighting Company, will:

  • Provide lighting equipment on and around the fountain that: duplicates lighting of 1906; and white lights that illuminate the entire fountain; and on special occasions, lights that turn color.
  • Design and provide all water jets and all plumbing parts to be inserted inside the fountain.

Maintenance Fund                                                                                             $85,000

The Studebaker Fountain Committee will:

  • Provide the South Bend Parks Board with monies necessary for ongoing repair and maintenance. ($25,000)
  • Establish a fund to support repair and maintenance in perpetuity. ($60,000+)

Project Expenses                                                                                              $60,000

Project Total                                                                            $648,900