Restoring the Butler-Perrozi Fountain
Lithia Park | Ashland, Oregon
Restoring the Perozzi Fountain
John was the planning director in Ashland, Oregon for 12 years before coming to Portland in the early 1990s. The restoration of Ashland’s Butler-Perozzi fountain was among his very favorite projects of his career. Built in 1915, the fountain is the centerpiece of Lithia Park. By the 1980s, it had become overgrown, and the marble statues had nearly disintegrated. John found a sculptor trained in Italy and rallied the community to raise the money for a complete restoration, honoring the details of the beautiful original. The sculptor painstakingly restored and recreated the fountain pool and statues, even going so far as to source the marble from the same Italian quarry. The project was completed in 1987 as a triumph for John and the Ashland community.
Now 30 years later, the fountain again needs significant repairs. The Fregonese family would love to honor John by once again restoring the fountain. A fund has been established by the Ashland Parks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. If you wish to contribute to the restoration of the Butler-Perrozi Fountain in John Fregonese’s name, please contribute using the link below. Thank you for helping us to see the Butler-Perozzi Fountain restored again!
In lieu of flowers, John’s family would love to see the Perozzi Fountain restored. You can help make that happen by contributing to the Fregonese Associates Butler-Perozzi Fountain Restoration Fund.
Another option to donate: make deposits at any Rogue Credit Union branch in person by cash or check, or a check by mail. Please be sure to reference the “Fregonese Memorial Fund”. Checks can be mailed to:
Rogue Credit Union, PO Box 4550, Medford, Oregon 97501.