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Vanishing Act
Downtown fountain removed
It's gone but not forgotten. The Court Square fountain has been removed by city officials for routine repair work.
The fountain on Court Square has performed a disappearing act.“We decided with the cold weather moving in that it would be a good time to dismantle it, clean it, and paint it,” said Hank Patton, the city’s landscape manager. “Apparently, we created a mystery as to where the fountain went. I like a good mystery.”In January 2012, the fountain was removed for one month and sent to be cleaned and powder coated – a technique of applying dry paint.