Ferris Thompson Gateway restored along historic Prospect Avenue

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Princeton University’s Ferris Thompson Gateway, which has stood proudly along Prospect Avenue since it was built in 1911 as a grand entrance to the former University Field, has been restored to its original glory and was reinstalled in early January.

The ornamental gateway — named for its donor, track-and-field athlete Ferris Thompson, Class of 1888, and designed by the renowned New York-based design firm of McKim, Mead and White — underwent five months of rehabilitation, including the artisanal fabrication of elaborate scrollwork and leafy vine patterns with authentic wrought iron, a modern rarity.
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