Current Projects



Mouth


The repair of the broken jaw on Battell Fountain’s lion begins with master sculptor Christoph Henning’s mold of the fracture points so he can expertly carve a matching granite replacement. Stay tuned for the grand finale!


hand picked stones


Francis Miller hand picked stones to replicate the Battell Fountain foundation. Part of its total restoration nearing completion!


1 Laying


The NCA’s first ever total restoration of 132 year Battell Fountain is in the capable hands of historic preservationist Francis Miller seen here working in 90 degree heat tend to even the smallest detail.


2 Ladder


Throughly cleaning the beautiful granite stone work is an essential part of the process.


3 Spout


The Augustus Saint-Gaudens bronze work will undergo cleaning and waxing.


4 Lifting


The Norfolk town crew was so helpful when heavy lifting was needed.


5 Lion


As part of the restoration, a precise and talented sculptor will recreate the jaw of the lion which was badly damaged in a truck accident. The fountain’s water flows into the main basin from the mouth of the lion.


6 Fencing


Leaving no stone unturned, our preservationists are reworking the stone base at the fountain to make it level and more secure.


7 Ring


Hidden treasures?? When every tiny crevice is cleaned and scraped  one never knows what they might find. What do you think the story is behind this ring found buried in one of the deep crevices of Battell Fountain! Very pretty but not a real diamond.


Granite 500


Welcome to Norfolk!
Our town crew provided us with these large granite  stones which will act
as a retaining wall for the welcome-to-Norfolk gardens which will be
planted this summer. All this is coordinated by Association volunteers
Marie Lowe and Christina Vanderlip.


Monument Stone Work


Just in time for Memorial Day: Karl Munson, stone restoration expert, gives a discerning look
at his work on the steps of the Alfredo Taylor WW1 Memorial which for many years were in total
disrepair. Thanks to local support given to the Norfolk Community Association’s Monuments
Restoration Project the entire monument will be restored for this year‘s 100th Anniversary.


Village Green Sign Completed


May 16, 2021: Back in all its glory is our unique-to-Norfolk fully restored hand painted sign.
Thank you, Madeline Falk. Thank you Norfolk town crew. Thank you Norfolk Community
Association donors.


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May 10, 2021: Norfolk’s Town crew members Joe Green and Tom Gorski reinstalled our unique
hand painted directional sign on the Village Green just in time for Spring. The Norfolk Community
Association funded the project and local artist Madeline Falk did a magnificent restoration over
the winter. Luckily, the sign was already down last Fall when a vehicle slammed into the site
while swerving to avoid a bear! Next time you’re on the Village Green, take a closer look. This
charming facsimile of the original is a Norfolk must-see.


Sign posts


Something is missing in Norfolk. Our beautiful hand-painted sign on the Village Green
is out being restored by local artist Madeline Falk. Look for its return soon.


The NCA is the funding the restoration of the steps leading down to the WWI monument 
on Memorial Green. Once they are complete, historic preservation work on the actual 
Alfredo Taylor monument will begin.


Replacement of these eight formerly magnificent evergreens on Memorial Green 
is in the NCA’s plan for 2020. The Memorial Green will once again be a visually welcoming 
public space in Norfolk.


The NCA is planning to re-light the famous Alfredo Taylor railroad lanterns this year. 
Look for them on an evening stroll around the Village Green in the coming months.


In 2020, the NCA once again celebrated Memorial Day with this fitting flag display 
as a tribute to Norfolk’s fallen heroes.




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