York College of Pennsylvania began construction on a new fountain as the centerpiece of the campus mall. Through senior class giving, the fountain and the surrounding college mall were constructed in October of 1974, and since then, the fountain has been a testament to their generosity and love of YCP. For nearly 50 years, the fountain and college mall acted as a central meeting point where students, alumni, and friends have come together. YCP found it was time to rejuvenate this essential space on the campus. With a flat top, attractive knee walls, and the words of the alma mater engraved in the steps, the newly rejuvenated fountain will continue to act as the heart of campus, welcoming alumni and new Spartans and their families. “The fountain has been a stalwart symbol for thousands of York College alumni,” said Jerry Alberts, Director of Alumni Relations. “Its positive impact is still felt today by all those who pass by. But decades of service to YCP have aged this faithful servant. It is time for a rebirth of the ‘friend’ that has served this college, its students, and its alumni so well for so long.”
The masonry scope of work consisted of the following:
– 1,850 Units of gray CMU
– 10,500 Modular Bricks
– 28 cubic yards of Grout
– 120 Cast Stone Caps
– 1,895 Linear feet of Flashing
This encompassed the construction of multiple structures, including the fountain, brick retaining walls, site sign composed of brick, and the installation of cast stone caps and stair treads.