Boothby Square

 Located in the middle of Fore Street, this unique cobble stoned square features a bench and an antique granite watering trough. The trough was installed in 1902 at the request of Frederic E. Boothby to memorialize the philanthropic work of his wife Adelaide.  Frederic was inspired by the “City Beautiful” movement and the vision that public fountains encouraged contemplation and respite from city life. The trough was damaged by a motorist in 1946. It was restored and re-installed with a protective island and granite posts in 2004.