HOUSTON – A historic landmark that dates back to the 1960s is back to looking like its early days.
Mecom Fountain, which sits adjacent to Hermann Park, recently underwent renovations and tonight, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner took part in the festivities for its debut.
An organization called Friends of the Fountain helped lead the first citizen-led crowdfunding campaign to preserve a city owned-protected landmark.
“You don’t want to evolve and wipe away your history, and I think it’s reflective of the fact that we’re developing, we’re fluid, but we’re very much interested in preserving our history,” Turner said. “And part of that is preserving markers and our buildings.”
Turner called the fountain the gateway to the Medical Center and the Museum District. One part of the projected included replacing $30,000 worth of fountain lights, which had been broken or stolen over time. Those renovations will help the parks department and city money in the future.