Turner House History & Updates Pembroke
PACTV Community News- January 25th 2018 Pembroke MA- The life cycle of the Turner House in Pembroke has been a tumultuous one. Drivers by may know it as that large two story home that sits on an otherwise vacant lot on the corner of routes 14 and 53. After being left for abandoned, the Pembroke historic district commission was given a grant to do an emergency stabilization of the property. We spoke with the chair of the Pembroke Historical Commission as well as the owner of the restoration company in charge of returning this once proud property to some of its former glory.
WHAT'S OLD IS NEW
After a very long and patient wait, The Bryantville Fountain/Horse Trough is back in place in front of the Pembroke Historical Society. The Society has been undertaking a landscape project out front over the last year. The fountain was in desperate need of restoration. The Society, under the leadership of Vice President Stacey DiGiovanni and member, Karen Ames arranged for South Shore Ironworks to do the necessary work. The fountain and landscape project has been funded by donations in Memory of PHS founder Burt Sherman.
The Bryantville Fountain is made of bronze and was given to the town by The South Hanson Women's Temperance Union in 1907. After being moved a few times over the years, the fountain was no where to be found. In The early 1970's PHS member Karen Ames dedicate herself to locating the fountain: miraculously they found it though missing the tall shaft and white globe. The remaining portion was placed in front of the Pembroke Historical Society where it has remained until it's restoration this year. It now graces the proud spot at our front entrance. We are thrilled to welcome it home.
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