USM landmark restored

photo by Ryan Moore
photo by Ryan Moore

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - With the University of Southern Mississippi's homecoming approaching university officials are thrilled that an iconic landmark has been restored.

It has been nearly three years since the Aubrey Lucas Administration Building's fountain has worked.

After a nearly $400,000 project replacing the mechanical infrastructure the fountain is now flowing again, offering a new picturesque "selfie" destination.

"We took the old fountain, re-leveled it, and brought everything back almost exactly as it was. We were fortunate to finally come up with some money that enabled us to complete this project," said Chris Crenshaw, Southern Miss Associate Vice President for Facilities, Planning and Management.

USM officials said this is a fountain for all to enjoy but to please refrain from wading or swimming in the fountain.

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