This marvelous monument was a gift from the
General Electric Company in 1929 on the 50th
anniversary of the invention of the incandescent
light bulb and in honor of the 75th anniversary
of the founding of Atlantic City. Located in
Brighton Park, Atlantic City NJ, The Fountain of
Light turned into an important part of Atlantic
City's past, present and future. By 1978 the
fountain was turned into a planter and casinos
had just come to town. In 1984 Thomas Byrd, a
very young plumber at the time, decided to
resurrect the Fountain to its original stature.
Many said "It couldn't be done", but you can see
differently. The Fountain ran for the next 23
years under Thomas Byrd's maintainance program.
In 2007 the CRDA allocated moneys to rebuild the
Fountain to its original splendor with modern
technology. The company still maintains The
Fountain of Light to this day.
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